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Doctor insights on: Alprazolam Vs Clonazepam

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

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


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Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more

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Can lumiday be taken with Xanax (alprazolam) & klonopin?

Can lumiday be taken with Xanax (alprazolam) & klonopin?

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. ...Read more

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Which is better, Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin for anxiety?

Which is better, Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin for anxiety?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin: there is no such thing as "better", "best or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Is the same amount of Clonazepam twice as strong as Alprazolam?

NoEvidenceToSupport: Both are classified as Benzodiazepines.Both are used to treat Anxiety Disorder.Clonazipam is also used to stop seizures.But there is no evidence that for the same dosage Clonazepam is twice as strong as Alprozalam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Xanax (alprazolam) .5mg and clonazepam .5mg?

Xanax/Klonopin: Don't mix the two. Ask your prescribing doctor on advise as to which one to continue with. ...Read more

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Is klonopin bad for me and is it as addictive as xanax (alprazolam)?

Addictive: Both Xanax (alprazolam) and klinopin belong to the benzodiazepine family and are addictive. Their withdrawal symptom timeline differ due to longer half life of klonopin. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of klonopin similar to taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Are the side effects of klonopin similar to taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting benzodiazepine and Klonopin is longer acting. Xanax (alprazolam) is much more addictive if used long term, but may act quicker. Neither is good long term as you develop tolerance meaning the same dose is no longer effective. It is better to fo find an antidepressant or a wide variety of other anti anxiety medications. ...Read more

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How do I taper off Xanax (alprazolam) while trying to switch to klonopin?

How do I taper off Xanax (alprazolam) while trying to switch to klonopin?

Xanax (alprazolam): Depends on current dosage, how long u have been on xanax, (alprazolam) & what other medications are used concurrently. Work with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can my 34 yr old son add lumiday while taking klonopin & xanax (alprazolam)?

Can my  34 yr old son add lumiday  while taking klonopin & xanax (alprazolam)?

Talk to his doc.: While there is likely no interaction, anyone who is prescribing you Klonopin or xanax (alprazolam) would probably like to know that their patient is concerned enough about his/her mood to be taking an over the counter agent and can better advise them on the safest way to address this. ...Read more

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Advice? Would Xanax (alprazolam) be a short term solution for klonopin withdrawals?

It would be worse: The treatment of withdrawal syndromes is with drugs that are longer acting than the drug from which you are withdrawing. Klonopin should be gradually tapered over several months in people who are on appreciable doses for a long time. Xanax (alprazolam) is short-acting, will relieve the symptoms but produce more dependency than the Klonopin did. Anticonvulsant meds (depakote. Neurontin) can help. ...Read more

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Can i take a 2mg klonopin with a .05 Xanax (alprazolam) just for one night of sleep due to anexity?

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. ...Read more

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How long will it take for me to feel the effects of clonazepam?1hr?I know it's slower than Xanax (alprazolam)

Within an hour: Clonazepam is a longer acting drug than Xanax (alprazolam) and its' effects are less immediately evident. However, depending on your size, diet, metaboisim, etc. it usually takes less than an hour to begin working. The efffects will be more subtle, in that the purpose is to maintain balance over time rather than stopping a panic attack. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Xanax (alprazolam) to Klonopin: The Klonopin has a longer half life so it will last longer so you can just switch. The klonopin though still addictive is slightly less so than the Xanax (alprazolam) and therefore a little safer. ...Read more

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I use Xanax (alprazolam) since 8 month ago now I am traveling and i lost my pills, so a friend have clonazepam can I take a pill just 1 day until i get my xanax (alprazolam)?

See below: The best solution is to review your medication use at a local urgent care, so you have a safe solution. This is especially true if you have been regularly taking xanax (alprazolam) and have other medications and illnesses. Although Clonazepam is in the same medication class as xanax (alprazolam), it lasts much longer and the doses are not equivalent. So it is not a good idea for you to swap between the two using guesswork. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

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


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more