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My name is ***** *****. I've been taking Lexotan few years,

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Hi, My name is ***** *****. I've been taking Lexotan for a few years, not all the time only if I get stressed or anxious. They're out of stock and my doctor, perscribed Rivotril as a substitute..I see that can cause seizures..is this a good substitute? thanks
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Customer: Yes, I take 10mg of Lexapro for mild depression..but if I get angry or upset about something I can't function properly and sometimes need a small dose of Lexotan..most of the time I can deal with small stuff..
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 9 months ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I am not sure where you read that Rivotril can cause seizures, but in fact Rivotril (Clonazepam) is a suitable benzodiazepine like Lexotan and can be used as an anti-covulsant medication meaning is prevents seizures. The only way for Rivotril to cause a seizure would be if you took a moderate to high dose for a significant length of time and stopped the medication cold turkey…this same possibility of a seizure applies to the Lexotan as well. All benzodiazepines, including Lexotan and Rivotril, are physically addictive medications and can cause seizures if stopped abruptly as it is considered a withdrawal effect. So overall Rivotril is definitely a good substitute from your Lexotan.

I hope this helps to provide you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns as I would be happy to continue assisting you regarding this issue.

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