Long-term therapeutic use of benzodiazepines. II. Effects of gradual taper.

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We compared the effect on withdrawal severity and acute outcome of a 25% per week taper of short half-life vs long half-life benzodiazepines in 63 benzodiazepine-dependent patients. Patients unable to tolerate taper were permitted to slow the taper rate. Ninety percent of patients experienced a withdrawal reaction, but it was rarely more than mild to… (More)

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@article{Schweizer1990LongtermTU, title={Long-term therapeutic use of benzodiazepines. II. Effects of gradual taper.}, author={Eckhart Schweizer and Karl Rickels and Warren G. Case and David J Greenblatt}, journal={Archives of general psychiatry}, year={1990}, volume={47 10}, pages={908-15} }