Lawyers and medical experts have reported an increase in clinical negligence cases by patients left physically and psychologically dependent by “indefensible” long-term prescribing of addictive Benzodiazepines such as Ativan.
Ativan is extremely powerful and a patient taking what looks like a small dose of 1mg
(thrice daily) might actually be consuming the equivalent of 30-40mg of Diazepam. Some patients are prescribed 2.5 mg tablets, to be taken three times a day. This dose is excessive for treating anxiety and panic disorders. At high doses, it’s very easy to develop dependency and harder to detox from Ativan.
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