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5 Klonopin Vs 25 Xanax
Took Xanax XR 1MG for about 3 weeks (off it), then took (on average) .5 MG of Klonopin for a month, am now on .5MG daily. Best way to discontinue now?
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 out of xanax (alprazolam) for one day and already do not feel right..i have been taking .5 twice daily for 10 yrs.. Would it be okay to take a klonopin?
I am switching from 0.25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) per day to 0.25 mg of Klonopin. Do I need to taper or can I simply switch and if tapering how would I do it?
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
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
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 ...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
I have severe anxiety. Took 1.5 mg of klonopin and it's not helping after 2 hrs.? Can I take Xanax (alprazolam)?
Just switched from 1.5 mg/day Xanax (alprazolam) to .5 mg twice daily of klonopin. Took first klonopin 4 hrs ago now have 100 dg fever. Should I be concerned?
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