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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is shorter-acting benzo. More potent for panic attacks than valium. Both are addicting & tolerance develops with continued use.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
5 to 10 fold: Xanax (alprazolam) is five to ten times as potent as Valium per milligram.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Doctor approval: You would need to ask your doctor about this. Valium is dosed differently than xanax (alprazolam). It will stay in your system much longer than xanax ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience in Neurology
Anxiety.: Valium and xanax (alprazolam) are the brands names of two types of medications known as benzodiazepines. These medications are most commonly used for ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wynn
Dr. John Wynn answered
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Paradoxical reaction: Some people do experience agitation or arousal in response to benzodiazepines, including diazepam/valium & alprazolam/xanax. Sometimes this is because ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: It's not a good idea to be taking 2 benzodiazepines at the same time -- either together or separately. I cannot think of any pharmacological reason t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience in Psychiatry
Short vs long acting: Xanax (alprazolam) works for shorter periods, typically 4-6 hours, while valium works for 12-16 hours. Both are in the class of medications known as b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't be scared: Somebody's doing you a favor. Xanax (alprazolam) is an awful drug to use chronically. Your doctor switched you to a long-acting benzodiazepine to help ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
45 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: Screening urine testing can show false positives, however if definative testing was done such as gc/ms and it confirmed diazepam (valium) then it was ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
There is NO way to: Be able to answer this question with the info provided. It depends on the condition being treated and the doctors prescribing preferences. I am a psyc ... Read More

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