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2mg Klonopin Vs 2mg Xanax
No.: Klonopin and xanax are two related, but different medications. Klonopin is clonazepam, a long lasting medicine. Xanax is alprazolam, a fairly short acting medicine for anxiety. Klonopin is generally considered about twice as potent as xanax. You need to have your medication choice and dosage carefully evaluated and monitored by your treating physician, and consult with him or her about this.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Different medication: These drugs, although both address issues with anxiety have a different action within the body, and are not interchangeable unless prescribed by your physician.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Bad idea: Both are similar types of medication and can lead to dependence.
Can I take a 2mg klonopin with a. 05 Xanax (alprazolam) just for one night of sleep due to anexity?
Addiction: Having two different benzodiazepine medications, and thinking more doses will bring you sleep us evidence of a very big problem. Honestly you do not have to live like this. It is not healthy. It is not going to end well if this continues. Please consider asking for help to find another way to live.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Psychotherapy: Go on a drug vacation an get CBT
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.
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 •Dependence •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 •Visual Imagery •Meditation •Yoga •Tai Chi •Decreasing dose of Xanax (alprazolam) •Follow up
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.
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.
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).
Talk to your doc: While there is likely no interaction, anyone who is prescribing you Klonopin or xanax (alprazolam) would probably like to know that you are concerned enough about your mood to be taking an over the counter agent and can better advise you on the safest way to address this.See 1 more doctor answer
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