I want to stop using Ativan, what should I do?



 

For five years I was taking 3 mg ativan every night before bed .. the advice of a psychiatrist, I decided to stop .. I got a situation I take a quarter mg every night (parallel I take before bedtime 1,500 mg of GABA) .. Now I trying to sleep without the pill (Im try for two and half hours to sleep) only after I take the quarter mg I manage to sleep .. I need advice how to stop this pill
Thank you very much





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Dr Mahaveer
Dr Mahaveer
October 3, 2016 6:08 am

hi
your body has become dependant on this tablet and you need de addiction. this has to be done gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. initially start on a replacement therapy, try taking a similar drug with low does, and then gradually lower the doses till its brought to minimum.
thanks

shw12
shw12
October 3, 2016 3:05 pm

HI
TAPER THE DOSES OF ATIVAN GRADUALLY . IF YOU TAKE 1 TABLET PRESENTLY..THEN LOWER IT TO HALF TABLET FOR FEW DAYS..THEN SWITCH TO HALF TABLET ON ALTERNATE DAYS AND THEN TWICE WEEKLY.LIKEWISE YOU CAN SLOWLY GET RID OF THE TABLET