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How to taper ativan dosage

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Dr. Preeti Parakh MD

After taking ativan as sleep aide for 2 years .5mg per night I want to get off it. Should I take .25 mg at night for 10 days then ,25 mg evert other night for 10?days etc. then stop ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Preeti Parakh ( Addiction Medicine Specialist)
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi MD

I am withdrawing from Ativan . Have been taking 2mgs. & am now down to l mg. How much do I drop now? Have been on l mg for l week. I am 78 yrs old & have been quite unsteady on my feet. Was thinking I ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi ( Psychiatrist)
Dr. Chintan Solanki MD

.i.d for the longer half life of Ativan so I could sleep thru the night ( it has a dosage equivalent 1/2 xanax) . I ... a switch right away or do I have to taper down the Ativan and taper... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Chintan Solanki ( Psychiatrist)
Dr.   Muhammed Aslam MD

I have been taking .25mg of Ativan twice daily for anxiety . How long is it okay to take in this dosage and how is it best to taper off? Will there be any side affects when I quit taking... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Muhammed Aslam ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Ivo Ditah MD

I am trying to taper off ativan and remeron Been on it for 7 years and tired of feeling tired all the time How do I do this? My doctor just wants to give me more medicine ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ivo Ditah ( Internal Medicine Specialist)

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Dr.  Antoneta Zotaj MD

. This is very hard trying to only have 2 mg of Ativan a day. How long does this feeling last, is there anything ...I have been on Ativan for 16 years on and off, my doctor wants me off and has put e... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Antoneta Zotaj ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Ilir Sharka MD

? Anynsuggestions and how slowly,the taper should be. I have been on Ativan for 11 years andmhave beenmusing ...Mymdoctor wants to wean me from Ativan 0.5mg each night. Is it true there isn t... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ilir Sharka ( Cardiologist)
Dr. Purva Patel MD

.Like I said ive tapered down from5 mgs ativan to 2 mgs a day,this was for 3 days my question did I mess up my ativan taper and which of the drugs i was taking kept me from withdrawel.As I have... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Purva Patel ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Michelle Gibson James MD

the increase in anxiety tapers off, and if it s safe to take Ativan 0.5mgs every morning once a day until my ... great, that I forgot how awful dose increases were. I m incredibly anxious and panicky,... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Michelle Gibson James ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Jose Ignacio Artero Muñoz MD

Hi My Name is Kim... I am on 0.5 mg of Ativan for my panic attacks, I will be going to the dentist tomorrow and, my question is if I take 1mg of the Ativan, how much of the o.5mg do I take... They r ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Jose Ignacio Artero Muñoz ( General & Family Physician)

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Dr.  Prasad MD

It depends on the dose and duration. However for all practical purpose all drug withdrawal and switch should be done under strict medical supervision. If you been on low dose say 1 mg for fairly short period, your doctor...