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A 48-year-old member asked:

any suggestions on which is stronger klonopin or xanax (alprazolam)?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Neither: When given in equivalent doses, they work essentially the same. However, xanax (alprazolam) gets in quickly but is very short-acting, and has higher abuse potential. Klonopin (clonazepam takes several hours to peak, but sticks around for a long time, and has somewhat lower abuse potential. For gad, antidepressants work well and don't have dependency risks, psychotherapy also works with no risks.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Switching from klonopin to xanax (alprazolam). How long do I have to wait?

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Dr. Rajendra Badgaiyan
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Not a good idea...: Not a good idea to switch from klonopine to xanax (alprazolam)..
A 50-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if there are any medications similar to klonopin and xanax (alprazolam)?

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Dr. Balminder Mangat
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