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Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

how do you detox from ativan?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    that's really easy. Ativan has an antidote Flumazenil (Ramazicon), take it and the drug is out of your system in minitues

    Source(s): I am an RN and have given the drug
  • 1 decade ago

    Detox...makes me think you ahve only taken it once, if that is the case drink plenty of water to flush your system. If you need to stop taking ativan after a long period of taking it thats a different story. Ativan is highly addictive and stopping cold turkey can be dangerous. Ask the dr that gave it to you how to get off. Most people have to ween off by reducing their dose slowly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Though one. Depends on what you mean by detox. Normal use and want ot stop, slowly reduce the dosage over 1 or 2 months. If it is epilepsy you take it for be sure you have alternate medication at hand.

    This should not be done without a doctor supporting it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Detoxification is always a risky thing. To begin with, you just don't take it and wait it out. If you experience difficulties, such as shakes, hallucinations, weakness, or seizures you definitely need medical assistance. Myths like drinking coffee, tons of water, vinegar and the like will not speed up the detox process. The body does that on its own terms....

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ativan (or lorazepam) is one of the most addicting Rx drugs out there and it stays in your system a long time after the last dose-up to 3 months.There is no simple answer-in fact there is no answer-you have to wait it out and suffer the withdrawal symptoms

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    very slowly... sometimes doctors decrease the dosage gradually....because, going cold turkey and have side-effects(such as a stroke). Talk with your doctor for guidance

  • 1 decade ago

    the drug information sheet that come with your prescription from the pharmacy proably advises you not to stop taking medication without your doctors assistance. please call your doctor and discuss with them your desire to come off of the medication

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