When a doc is changing from one med to another how long should it take for safe discontinuing of ativan?
It would depend on the amount of Ativan you take and what medication your dr is switching you to. My phych started me on 2 meds to replace it and had me take lower doses of Ativan for wk one and two while adding the new meds; while decreasing the Ativan over two wks, she increased the new meds at the same time so that after the two wks I was no longer on the Ativan and was on the increased doses, where she wanted me dose-wise on my two new/replacement medications ( which in my case were Xanax and seraquel) and I had no problems. Laura
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