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I'm just starting out and am overwhelmed with all the tapering methods I've read about.  I need help on how to taper 1.75 mg of Ativan broken into 3 doses per day. My current dosing schedule is:

.5 @ 9 am

.5 @ 3 pm

.75 @ 9 pm

 

I am using .5 mg small tablets.  When tapering, which dose(s) should I cut, and if so, in even amounts?  Just wondering if I should try to eliminate the afternoon dose first, or keep the morning and afternoon doses on an even cut schedule.  How do I calculate what the cut should be per dose?  I see that some people do a combination of dry cut and liquid taper.  How do you figure that out?  If I switch to the liquid Rx solution, I think it needs to stay refrigerated, so how do you manage the afternoon dose when away from home?  If I carry it in my purse, it won't stay cold.  Hoping to get some direction on how to manage these cuts for 3 doses per day. 

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I'm just starting out and am overwhelmed with all the tapering methods I've read about.  I need help on how to taper 1.75 mg of Ativan broken into 3 doses per day. My current dosing schedule is:

.5 @ 9 am

.5 @ 3 pm

.75 @ 9 pm

 

I am using .5 mg small tablets.  When tapering, which dose(s) should I cut, and if so, in even amounts?  Just wondering if I should try to eliminate the afternoon dose first, or keep the morning and afternoon doses on an even cut schedule.  How do I calculate what the cut should be per dose?  I see that some people do a combination of dry cut and liquid taper.  How do you figure that out?  If I switch to the liquid Rx solution, I think it needs to stay refrigerated, so how do you manage the afternoon dose when away from home?  If I carry it in my purse, it won't stay cold.  Hoping to get some direction on how to manage these cuts for 3 doses per day.

 

Because it is a short-acting benzo, its probably best to taper all 3 doses uniformly, that is, if you  were to cut 5%, cut 5% from all 3 doses. 

 

No, liquid benzo do not need to be refrigerated (unless you're doing a milk taper.)

 

There is an Rx grade liquid ativan available.

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Thanks, builder.  Since the doses aren't the same (the night dose is .75 mg and the other two are .5 mg), how do I calculate a total 5% cut across the three?  I realize this is probably simple arithmetic, but I need help. 
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