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Is there a difference between ativan and klonopin (clonazepam)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Both Ativan and Klonopin (clonazepam) are benzodiazepines and can be used to treat anxiety symptoms. Ativan is shorter-acting than Klonopin (clonazepam) though -- half-life of 8-24 hours compared to 19-60 hours.
Answered on Feb 5, 2016
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Dr. Jerald Ratner
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1/2 life: Ativan has quicker onset and excretion;whereas Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer to take effect and stays in body longer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
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Duration of action &: One is short-acting, the other long-acting. One has greater risk of addiction than the other. One is metabolized in the liver, the other is not.
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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