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1mg Klonopin Compared To Xanax
How long is Extended Release 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) half life, compared to 2mg Klonopin half life?
Xanax (alprazolam) XR vs Klonopin: The half-life for Xanax (alprazolam) XR is short 10.7–15.8 hours and the longer-term efficacy of Xanax (alprazolam) XR has not been systematically evaluated. Klonopin has an unusually long elimination half-life of 18–50 hours, it considered the longest-acting benzodiazepine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more
I am taking xanax (alprazolam) 1mg and sometimes I feel like i need more so would switching too klonopin be better?
Xanax (alprazolam) Dependence:
Let Wise Woman within you ask:
•Severity of Anxiety symptoms for taking Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg
•Severity of impairment of functioning
•Use of Alcohol or drugs
•Tolerance due to which you want to switch to Klonopin
To see Psychiatrist for:
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Breathing and Music Relaxation
•Decreasing dose of Xanax (alprazolam)
•Follow up ...Read more
Switched from 1mg xanax to 1mg klonopin abruptly and experiencing internal shakey sensations in my head. Should i be concerned. Happens often.
Klonopin (clonazepam) lasts long: Klonopin is usually given twice a day. Xanax (alprazolam) is given 3-4 times a day. Klonopin has a longer half life (the ammount of time it take for you to get rid of half of the dose through metabolism / elimination) it is also easier to come off Klonopin through gradual dose reduction. There are other differences reported by some patients. (more euphoria with xanax). ...Read more
It works quicker: The advantage of xanax (alprazolam) is mainly that is gets into one's system pretty quickly, on the order of 15 to 30 minutes. It is useful if someone is experiencing a panic attack and needs a medication to get into their system quickly and work quickly. It doesn't last more than about 4 hours. However because it has such a short duration of action, it's not the best one for chronic, consistent anxiety. ...Read more
Psychotherapy: go on a drug vacation an get CBT ...Read more
Neither: When given in equivalent doses, they work essentially the same. However, xanax (alprazolam) gets in quickly but is very short-acting, and has higher abuse potential. Klonopin (clonazepam takes several hours to peak, but sticks around for a long time, and has somewhat lower abuse potential. For gad, antidepressants work well and don't have dependency risks, psychotherapy also works with no risks. ...Read more
I went from taking it to 1 milligram Xanax a day too 2 milligram and I'm wondering when I filled the Klonopin why it was not in the form of bars becau?
Dispense form: of medication is up to the pharmacist and a bar must be specified by your physician. ...Read more
Is Xanax (alprazolam) better then klonopin? He's a recovering addict and I told him klonopin may be worse and he insisted that its better than Xanax (alprazolam)
Work w/ Dr!!: Neither is better - either may be more appropriate for a person depending on specifics. Even better than either alone is to also learn how to avoid and manage anxiety in CBT therapy. All the research says so and it's true. xanax (alprazolam) is faster acting w/ a bigger hit but the effects of klonopin last longer so your body gets less damage perhaps. Neither is good for long term every day use. ...Read more
New pdoc Rx’d Xanax (alprazolam) ER 1mg every 6hr as needed. Took @ 1pm. OK to take 1mg Klonopin (older RX) @ 9pm, or bad mix? (Can't sleep full night w/ Xanax (alprazolam) ER)
Mixing is bad: Your physician prescribed those medications with the intention of you taking only those medications. Both Xanax (alprazolam) and klonopin are in the same class of medications and could cause an overdose. Absolutely do not take those medications at the same time without your doctor knowing. This could result in death from respiratory depression secondary to benzodiazepine overdose. ...Read more
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more