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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Calms you: Oxazepam is a benzodiazepines, a mild sedative that depress the central nervous system and acts as a muscle relaxant. The drug works by amplifying the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: If you mean what is it used for, it isused to calm anxiety and agitation or to treat alcohol withdrawal. If it is working correctly you should feel ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Serax: Half-life is 4-15 hours, so it would likely stay in system for 20-75 hours.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Oxazepam: Serax is short-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety. If prescribed by physician, follow his/her instructions.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes, but not as bad: Tranxene (clorazepate) is a very long-acting benzodiazepine. The general rule is: the longer acting, the less withdrawal (like methodone withdrawal is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
It can be: Long term use can lead to a dependance.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Benzo: Ativan is a benzodiazepine drug. It is also known generically as lorazepam. It has many uses including; to decrease anxiety, prevent seizures, rela ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia.Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Benzodiazepines: The medications that you have listed are benzodiazepines and used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and are sedatives. These medications va ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Safety of benzo: Benzodiazepine, the group that encompass Valium [diazepam], serax [oxazepam], Ativan [lorazepam] are very safe but not made to be used for a long tim ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes su ... Read More
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weinstock
23 years experience in Psychiatry
Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) can cause dependnece, though its potential for creating addiction is fairly low. Many people confuse addiction with physical depende ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Klonopin (clonazepam) addiction: Good question. For vulnerable people, the pleasurable sensations that make addictive drugs disastrously attractive occur when Dopamine levels in the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It is a safe combination. I can think of a number of clinical scenarios where this would be very appropriate and I have quite a few patients on this ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Not really: Oxazepam is and benzodiazepine and works on GABA receptors. Marijuana has its own receptors. On the other hand, marijuana withdrawal, if such exists, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracie DeJarnette-Holly
Specializes in Psychiatry
No: No they are not the same drug but belong to the same drug class called benzodiazpines. This class is used to treat anxiety and insomnia. They also c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
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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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Hard to say: Xanax (alprazolam) is much more potent than temazepam. You also have not shared the dosage of your xanax (alprazolam). I suggest discussing with you ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Klonopin (clonazepam): Sedation and cognitive impairment as well as potentially addictive.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Could be: Klonopin (clonazepam) and other benzodiazepines are occasionally used for restless leg syndrome (rls), so that upon withdrawal, symptoms would be expe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Some people get side effects at low dosages because theyt are sensitive. Others need higher doses. It usually is trial and error to see which dose w ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many: Drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches are common, as is difficulty concentrating; more severe side effects include respiratory depression, dependency, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Less tha an hour: If you do not notice the effect in an hour, this medication may not be the right one for you.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Depends: Some of my patients are taking following for many years, and do not feel any need to increase the dose. Some of them are getting addicted pretty quick ... Read More
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