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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can i substitute valium for xanax (alprazolam) for one dose?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Doctor approval: You would need to ask your doctor about this. Valium is dosed differently than xanax (alprazolam). It will stay in your system much longer than xanax (alprazolam). I suggest that you ask your prescribing physician about this change.
Dr. Eric Fete
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: just bear in mind the valium will last a lot longer than the xanax!

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is shorter-acting benzo. More potent for panic attacks than valium. Both are addicting & tolerance develops with continued use.

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