A 23-year-old female asked:
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i have generalized anxiety disorder and currently taking clonazepam. starting to notice its addictive qualities, is buspar (buspirone) a good substitute?

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Dr. Colin Sanner
20 years experience Neurology
Both good meds: While any benzodiazepine can build dependence and tolerance in someone taking this class of med long-term, clonazepam has a lower tendency to misuse than other, shorter-acting benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam). Addiction isn't technically the correct term, since you appropriately take a prescribed med for a medical diagnosis, the same way a diabetic person can't be addicted to their insulin. Good luck!
Answered on Jan 28, 2020
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