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What is the difference between alprazolam and diazepam?

What is the difference between alprazolam and diazepam?

Lasting: Alprazolam is fast acting benzodiazepine and diazepan is a long acting one. First one like 3 hours and the later one 12 hours mor or less depending on patient health status and metabolism. ...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


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Differences in ativan 5mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg and diazepam 10 mg?

Differences in ativan 5mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg and diazepam 10 mg?

Depends: These antianxiety meds can cause dose related levels of drowsiness or even coma. How someone reacts will depend of his/her metabolic enzyme system. The Ativan (lorazepam) dose should be closer to 1mg for it to be equivalent to the other two meds. ...Read more

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Can taking diazepam and Xanax (alprazolam) leave you feeling jittery and groggy?

Can taking diazepam and Xanax (alprazolam) leave you feeling jittery and groggy?

YES: Taking 2 benzodiazepines at the same time is not wise because of additive sedation. It's possible to have interdose withdrawal symptoms with the xanax, (alprazolam) and valium is much longer acting but may not always cover this. Your "jitteriness" could also be coming from lexapro, but only you and your doctor know your progress on that. ...Read more

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"diazepam, alprazolam, Xanax were strongly associated with nighttime heartburn." is this correct?

"diazepam, alprazolam, Xanax were strongly associated with nighttime heartburn." is this correct?

Doubtful relation: Your question seems to be based on 1 study from arizona based on survey of people with night time heartburn. However in this study there were so many factors mixed that a definite co-relation is not proven. What is however certain that if you are prone to have hyper-acidity, many many foods and medications can trigger it. If any one does get heart burn at day or night should be treated for it. ...Read more

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1mg klonopin makes me feel down at times. Is Xanax (alprazolam) XR or diazepam a better long acting benzo? I've tried Xanax (alprazolam) before & never felt like this. Switch?

Talk to your dr : You may to switch meds, add one or drop one. Your psychiatrist can decide what to do based on your history. Are you exercising, eating regularly and drinking enough water. ...Read more

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Alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, or clonazepam, which is better?

Benzodiazepines: The medications that you have listed are benzodiazepines and used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and are sedatives. These medications vary in the onset of action, side effects and all can be habit forming. The best medication is the one that best fits the patients clinical problem. ...Read more

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Whats are the differences between diazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam and clonazepam?

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Benzo's.: All are benzodiazepines. With shortest-acting being Lorazepam (ativan), then Alprazolam (xanax) , then Clonazepam (klonopin), then diazepam (valium) which can have half-life of up to 100 hours. ...Read more

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Can I take diazepam- muscle spasm in the morning and Xanax (alprazolam) at night-anxiety?

Can I take diazepam- muscle spasm in the morning and Xanax (alprazolam) at night-anxiety?

Safe: It is safe to do this under the supervision of a physician. The medicines above are termed benzodiazepines - the problem with taking medicines like this is that your body builds up tolerance to them over time. Only take these medicines when you really need them, long term use is generally not a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Diazepam (Definition)

Diazepam belongs to the benzo family and has a long 1/2 life in the body. It is used for anxiety and muscle spasms. Neuro docs like to use it for patients with ms and stroke for muscle relaxation. It can also be used rectally for ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more