A 54-year-old male asked:
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switched from 1mg of klonopin for sleep to 20mg of valium ..is this a comparable switch?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Valium: Is considered medium duration and more effective (I.e. addictive) than clonazepam. In terms of efficacy, Valium should work better for sleep. But there are safer less addictive alternatives for treating insomnia such as Ambien, Remeron, Trazodone and even antipsychotics such as Seroquel. Please see your healthcare provider about these options.
Answered on Jul 11, 2019

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Yes.: Yes, because the effect is cumulative if you take the Klonopin (clonazepam) daily.
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No reported risk BUT: It's really important to work w/ your Dr on these medications. This one time probably is okay to help yourself but please plan to be a team and get ad ... Read More

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