Ativan will help with the withdrawl symptoms like the shakes and the irritability. But I must worn you that ativan taken for a long time can be addictive, so only take what is prescribed for as short a time as is needed preferably.
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Hi turtle, Ativan is in the benzo class and can be helpful when quitting alcohol. It may be used to help prevent side effects that can be brought on by alcohol cessation. However, they can be addicting and also cause seizures if suddenly stopped too. So you need to be careful and follow directions prescribed by your doctor. Alcohol cessation can bring on shakiness, anxiety, conditions that can be helped with a benzo medication. Be sure to ask about any seizure risks associated with quitting both alcohol and benzo's. I'm sure when the time comes, the doctor will come up with a good taper plan for you. Hope you feel better and best wishes,
A man who was in the room with my father at the hospital was in accute alcohol withdrawl and they used Ativan by injection but let me warn you as Laurie did it can be a bad thing if you have one problem and then become addicted to this, if this is prescribed use exactly what you are told, no more it will help with as she said the anxious tense feeling and your irritability (this also comes in a pill form) I think the reason they were using this was because they wanted him to have it directly into his system but they followed up by using the oral medication. be very careful, do exactly what you are told by your doctor, we are a site that is also willing to listen and help you in any way that is possible, please take care and let us know how you are doing
Yes, ativan or lorazepam is often used to PREVENT seizures from alcohol cessation. Not everyone who quits alcohol has seizures but some people do, and that is why the lorazepam is used. It also will help with shaking and anxiety but this person should be monitored by their doctor.
- Ativan Information for Consumers
- Ativan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ativan (detailed)
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