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switching from ativan to xanax

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Both: of them are benzodiazepines so there is no need to taper. Just switch

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
You are asking the: wrong doctor this question, because I am on the other side of that argument. I think we would all be better off if this drug were not on the market. ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
May be better: Ativan is slightly longer half life than Xanax (alprazolam) and should be smoother acting however Tranxene is a better choice and is longer acting and ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Reason: Why do you want to switch? As physicians we treat diseases and symptoms. Once you come up with a plan it sounds suspicious because basically you want ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Why?: Why does the doctor want to switch? Did you tell the doctor the Ativan (lorazepam) caused you to feel weird? You can call your doctor in between appoi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Good question: The xanax (alprazolam) should not cause nausea, but anxiety, pain, and medical problems can. Please see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Your question sounds: like there may not be a prescribing physician involved with this, or at least you don't say anything about the advice of that physician. Benzodiazepin ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Benzos: The half life of oral Ativan is 8-24 hours; that of xanax (alprazolam) is 6-27 hours. If your doctor wants a longer acting benzo, Clonazepam half lif ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): I do not understand your question, but yes, both are benzos.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Likely: You can get a feeling of euphoria from these medications. These medications can also cause altered mental status and delirium depending on dose, metab ... Read More

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