Monday, October 20, 2014
Introducing Mood 24/7, a new tool that helps you track your mood from day to day using your mobile phone. Try it today!

Saturday, May 02, 2009 mark, Community Member, asks

Q: coming off ativan

I need to come off of ativan before I get addicted and before I run out, I'm affraid of when I run out because of withdraws and I only have 13 left and I take one daily. does anyone have any ideas about the best way to stop ativan?



Answer This
Answers (1)
Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
5/ 2/09 8:04pm



You really should not stop any medication without first talking with your doctor. He or she may decide to ween you off the medication rather than having you stop all at once.


Either way, it is important to discuss this with your doctor so that he or she would be aware of the cause of any withdrawal symptoms, should they occur.


Please call your doctor before stopping your medication by yourself.



Answer This

We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.

By mark, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/11/14, First Published: 05/02/09