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how many alprazolams equal a xanax

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Benzodiazepines.: Depends on what you're taking it for. Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine. Other benzodiazepines used for anxiety include Lorazepam or ativan, Klon ... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pharmaton+Xanax: Hi Emmanuel W471 ~ YES no problem !
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mcalinney
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Better not: It's not desirable to mix and match Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam). You should only take medications, especially controlled drugs like benzos such a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed, yes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wells
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Lexotanil safer.: Lexotanil (bromazepam) and xanax (alprazolam) are both benzodiazepine anxiolytics or anti-anxiety medications, but bromazepam is not available in the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
About 0.2 mg: Valium is about 5 to 10 times weaker than clonazepam therefore an equivalent dose would be 5 to 10 times more.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Not comparable: Your question doesn't make sense on 2 levels. First, we'd need to know the mg of xanax (alprazolam) we're comparing to temazepam. More important, "h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
A "bar" of Xanax (alprazolam): Is 2 mg. That's 4 tablets of 0.5 mg. Please take xanax (alprazolam) exactly as prescribed. No borrowing or sharing.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Klonopin (clonazepam) lasts long: Klonopin is usually given twice a day. Xanax (alprazolam) is given 3-4 times a day. Klonopin has a longer half life (the ammount of time it take for y ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Klonopin (clonazepam): There is no direct equivalence but probably 1 mg of klonopin is roughly equal to 2 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) as the half life of klonopin is at least ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Together?: All 3 are used as sedatives or tranquilizers. Xanax (alprazolam) & Klonopin (clonazepam) are benzodiazepines, vistiril (hydroxyzine) is a sedating an ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Concerning question.: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for em ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Try exercise : Try daily exercise, it will help to burn catheholamines and will improve your adaptation to stress, it will also help to lower your blood pressure.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Sedation: In my experience, Ativan tends to be more sedating than klonopin (clonazepam). As far as mood stabilizer, I have not tried Klonopin (clonazepam) for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Not equivalent: Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that causes drowsiness by blocking histamine receptors. Usual doses are 25-50 mg. Ambien (zolpidem) is what is cal ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Irwin
25 years experience in Psychiatry
slightly different: Both meds are in the class of benzodiazepines. Klonopin has a longer 1/2 life than xanax (alprazolam). One dose of 0.5mg of Klonopin is roughly eq ... Read More
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Benzos: Atarax is an antihistamine, not my first choice for anxiety, it will make you tired though. Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is effective for a panic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Gerwell
40 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Different medication: These drugs, although both address issues with anxiety have a different action within the body, and are not interchangeable unless prescribed by your ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Max dose: The maximum dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is 4 mg per day split into 2-3 times per day. But remember there are better medications which are non-addict ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below : Addiction is a hard term to define. However, if you are you using xanax (alprazolam) several times daily and irritability and anxiety are returning ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Ritalin is a stimulant that is used to treat ADHD or ADD. Xanax (alprazolam) treats anxiety. It is possible for a patient with ADHD to have anxiety ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Miguel Pappolla
42 years experience in Pain Management
Unrelated drugs: These are unrelated drugs and there is no established dose equivalence. Long term use of Xanax (alprazolam) is, for the most part, not recommended, I ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Not a good idea: Diazepam is a strong, long-lasting "benzodiazepine" with a significant potential for dependency. There are good reasons for its being prescribed, but ... Read More

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