Duration Of Ativan Withdrawal

Being a part of benzodiazepines, Ativan has an addictive potential. And, when you quit the medication, you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms from Ativan. How long does Ativan withdraw last? We review in our infographic where you can also find specific symptoms and time of their occurrence.

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Ativan Withdrawal Timeline

Withdrawal from Ativan may last from several days to few weeks, and even months after the last drug intake. The first Ativan withdrawal symptoms happen when the last dose of Ativan fades away, and its peak occurs 48 – 72 hours after the dose.

What can you expect during Ativan withdrawal? We explain below in the detailed Ativan withdrawal schedule:

24-72 hours after the last Ativan dose:

  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rebound anxiety
  • Sleep disorder
  • Sweating
  • Tremors

4-7 Days of Ativan Withdrawal:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

Week 2 of Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • General malaise
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Week 3 of symptoms of Ativan withdrawal:

  • Cravings stabilization
  • Feeling better
  • Lack of motivation
  • Mood swings

How Long To Withdrawal From Ativan?

The length of Ativan withdrawal is different from each individual, and it depends from various factor such as:

  • individual’s general health
  • individual’s metabolism and system
  • Ativan dosage
  • frequency of Ativan use

Long-term Atvan users may experience protracted acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) which may last for a longer period of time. Some symptoms of Ativan PASW include:

  • Depression
  • General malaise
  • Lack of motivation
  • Mood swings

How to address Ativan withdrawal and addiction? The safest way to manage withdrawal from Ativan is under medical supervision where you can get all support you need.

Ativan Withdrawal Timeline Questions:

Are you or a loved one facing Ativan withdrawal? Don’t wait until it’s too late! Call our 24-hour hotline at 1-877-736-9802 for more information about your treatment options.

If you still got any questions, feel free to write them in the comments section at the end. We will try to respond promptly and personally.

Reference sources: Medline plus: When you feel like changing your medicine
NCBI: Using medication: What can help when trying to stop taking sleeping pills and sedatives?
NCBI: A physician’s guide to discontinuing benzodiazepine therapy
NCBI: The benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

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