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Bromazepam Withdrawal

Bromazepam also known under the brand names lexotan and lexotanil, is a benzodiazepine drug used for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia. As with other benzodiazepines bromazepam is highly addictive. If you have been using this drug bromazepam for longer than a couple of weeks you are likely addicted to bromazepam. If you are suffering addiction to bromazepam it is important that the dose is reduced slowly because abrupt or over rapid withdrawal can cause very severe withdrawal side effects if bromazepam is reduced too quickly. If withdrawal from bromazepam is done very slowly then withdrawal symptoms can be significantly reduced. We recommend switching to an equivalent dose of the benzodiazepine drug called diazepam (valium). Click here to read the benefits of diazepam for benzodiazepine drug withdrawal. The diazepam equivalency to bromazepam is approximately 6 mg of bromazepam is equivalent to 10 mg of diazepam. Below is a withdrawal schedule for bromazepam which you can adapt to your current dose of bromazepam. It is important to remember that the withdrawal table below is just a guide. It is recommended that people reduce their dosage at a rate which they can tolerate. You can also switch over to diazepam more slowly and gradually if you find any difficulties during the switching as explained in Prof Ashton's diazepam article. If you have any further questions you can join our forum which should be able to answer any questions that you may have.

Withdrawing from Bromazepam

Withdrawing from 24 mg of Bromazepam using 5 mg Diazepam tablets.
Follow or Adapt Table From Your Starting or Current dose
Morning Lunch Time Evening Before Bed Total Daily Dose
Bromazepam 6 mg Bromazepam 6 mg Bromazepam 6 mg Bromazepam 6 mg Bromazepam 24 mg
Stabalise for 1 - 3 weeks
Cross over to diazepam can be done in 4 stages instead of 2 stages or even more slowly if any difficulties are encountered during this suggested cross over to diazepam section.

Bromazepam 3 + Diazepam 5 mg

Bromazepam 3 + Diazepam 5 mg Bromazepam 3 + Diazepam 5 mg Bromazepam 3 + Diazepam 5 mg Bromazepam 12 mg + Diazepam 20 mg
Stabalise for 1 - 3 weeks

Diazepam 10 mg

Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 40 mg
Stabalise for 1 - 3 weeks
Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 6.25 mg Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 36.25 mg
Hold reduction for 10 - 14 days
Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 6.25 mg Diazepam 6.25 mg Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 32.5 mg
Hold reduction for 10 - 14 days
Now that the dose is going below 30 mg of diazepam most people find that they need to slow their taper rate down, so we recommend cuts are done every 3 - 4 weeks.
Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 2.5 mg Diazepam 6.25 mg Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 28.75 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 2.5 mg Diazepam 2.5 mg Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 25 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 10 mg   Diazepam 2.5 mg Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 22.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 10 mg     Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 20 mg
Withdrawing from 20 mg of diazepam should be carried out using 2 mg sized tablets
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
9 mg     9 mg Diazepam 18 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 8 mg  

 

Diazepam 8 mg Diazepam 16 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 7 mg     Diazepam 7.5 mg Diazepam 14.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 6.5 mg     Diazepam 6.5 mg Diazepam 13 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 5.5 mg     Diazepam 6 mg Diazepam 11.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 5 mg     Diazepam 5 mg Diazepam 10 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 4.5 mg     Diazepam 4.5 mg Diazepam 9 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 4 mg     Diazepam 4 mg Diazepam 8 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 3.5 mg     Diazepam 3.5 mg Diazepam 7 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 3 mg     Diazepam 3 mg Diazepam 6 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
See also NOTE below for additional information on withdrawing from 5 mg of diazepam
Diazepam 2.5 mg     Diazepam 2.5 mg Diazepam 5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 2 mg     Diazepam 2.5 mg Diazepam 4.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 2 mg     Diazepam 2 mg Diazepam 4 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 1.5 mg     Diazepam 2 mg Diazepam 3.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 1.5 mg     Diazepam 1.5 mg Diazepam 3 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 1 mg     Diazepam 1.5 mg Diazepam 2.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 1 mg     Diazepam 1 mg Diazepam 2 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 0.5 mg     Diazepam 1 mg Diazepam 1.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 0.5 mg     Diazepam 0.5 mg Diazepam 1 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
      Diazepam 0.5 mg Diazepam 0.5 mg
Drop Last 0.5 mg dose of diazepam and Never Take Another Benzodiazepine Again
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Gradual Diazepam Detox Complete

NOTE: Some people find it difficult in the final stages of withdrawal from 5 mg of diazepam to zero. If you are one of these people it may be of value asking your doctor to provide you with the 2 mg per 5 ml diazepam liquid suspension, and obtaining a 1 ml syringe from your local pharmacy/drug store/chemist. Users can then obtain smaller dose reductions than the 0.5 mg sized cuts using tablets. See this page on SLOW WITHDRAWAL FROM DIAZEPAM using liquid suspension diazepam.

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