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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 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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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are Valium or Xanax (alprazolam) usually prescribed for?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 15 years experience
Anxiety.: Valium and xanax (alprazolam) are the brands names of two types of medications known as benzodiazepines. These medications are most commonly used for anxiety, though they can also treat muscle spasms, seizures, and other conditions in certain situations.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How do Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium compare dosage-wise?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
5 to 10 fold: Xanax (alprazolam) is five to ten times as potent as Valium per milligram.
Round Lake, IL
A 32-year-old female asked:

Can I substitute Valium for xanax (alprazolam) for one dose?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Why won't doctors write me a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) or valium?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Benzos: Not clear with your circumstances, but such inquiry needs to be directed to them.
Dr. Perveen Malik
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problem with addiction or dependency from Benzosiazipine are common..,there are better options.need to discuss with the doctor
Mar 14, 2015
Last updated Dec 31, 2018


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