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A 36-year-old female asked:

My dr switched me over from xanax (alprazolam) to ativan apparently equivalent in dosage, with no taper is this safe?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
It's safe: There is cross tolerance between xanax (alprazolam) and ativan, so you should be safe if taking this medication as prescribed. Xanax (alprazolam) is a little different molecule from ativan, though. Stay in touch with your doctor for any difficulties.
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