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A 39-year-old male asked:

Why is ativan (lorazepam) taken under the tongue but clonazepam and diazepam swallowed. will benzos ultimately work the same whether taken under the tongue?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
All work same.: All of them are oral medications. It is not standard practice to put any of them under the tongue. You may have a specific trade named product that says to take under tongue? Maybe your doc gave you this advice?

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Last updated Jan 30, 2015

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