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A 25-year-old female asked:

I am taking ativan and find it works well for anxiety. i used to take klonopin (clonazepam) and it didn't help. why is the ativan more effective?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Different : Different meds work differently in different people.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Life's a rainbow: Different people respond differently to different drugs even though they may still be in the same medication class. There are plenty of people who don't do well at all on Ativan (lorazepam) but do very well on Clonopin.

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