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Can I switch to ativan to Valium safely( its withdrl) : I

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Can I switch to ativan to Valium safely( its for alcohol withdrl)
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Customer: I have been taking 10 mg of Valium for 2 days, but having a difficult time. I have a ativan prescription and want to know if its a safe transition( ativan 5mg)
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


Yes Valium vs ATIVAN may be switched as these are the same class of medication...

10mg of VALIUM would be about equivalent to 2mg of ATIVAN

Either may usually be dosed 3 times a day

You need to be under your treating physicians supervision

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Anthony Bray MD