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Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Both: Both of these medications are antianxiety medications. Which will be most effective for an individual depends on many factors. Consult your doctor about which might be best for you. ...Read more

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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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Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is shorter-acting benzo. More potent for panic attacks than valium. Both are addicting & tolerance develops with continued use. ...Read more

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How high a dose of ativan (lorazepam) is .5 mg?

Not high: Depends on what it is used for an frequency and person receiving the medication. For sedation or pre procedure anxiolysis, higher doses are required ...Read more

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Temazepam 15 mg equals how many xanax (alprazolam)?

Temazepam 15 mg equals how many xanax (alprazolam)?

Hard to say: Xanax (alprazolam) is much more potent than temazepam. You also have not shared the dosage of your xanax (alprazolam). I suggest discussing with your own physician, who knows what s/he gave you. If these have been obtained illegally, please don't use them. ...Read more

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What is more addictive, Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan?

What is more addictive, Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan?

Both: Both medications can be addictive. Xanax (alprazolam) acts quickly which is why it is desired by most people. Ativan acts relatively quickly as well but not as immediate as xanax (alprazolam). Both medications can be addicting and should only be taken as needed or as advised by your physician. ...Read more

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What quantity of 0.5mg ativan (lorazepam) is considered a dangerously high dose?

What quantity of 0.5mg ativan (lorazepam) is considered a dangerously high dose?

Depends on the: Person. If you are not used to taking ativan (lorazepam), (lorazepam) then you can become overly sedated with just a total of 2-3 mgs. If you regularly take Ativan (lorazepam) and have built up a tolerance, then you could take much more. When prescribing, most physicians follow the idea of "start low and go slow" when dealing with medications like ativan (lorazepam). ...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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Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved. ...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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What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then Klonopin (clonazepam) although it can stay in your system for a while. ...Read more

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The interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and tegretol:tegretol lowers klonopin (clonazepam) by 30% -does klonopin (clonazepam) raise tegretol ?

The interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and tegretol:tegretol lowers klonopin (clonazepam) by 30% -does klonopin (clonazepam) raise tegretol ?

Not great combo: Concomitant administration of clonazepam (Klonopin) and carbamazepine (Tegretol) resulted in a 22% increase in clonazepam clearance and a 20.5% decrease in carbamazepine clearance. Carbamazepine is well known to induce its own metabolism as well as the metabolism of other meds making it difficult to manage. Consult provider. Bottom line - Klonopin is not likely to raise Tegretol levels. ...Read more

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Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Maybe: What dose can give you a feeling of euphoria depends on multiple things. Dose, age, height, weight, metabolism, etc can all be a factor. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil safe?

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Depends on dose: Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil are sedating. Some folks are more sensitive than others. Dosing is also important. Mixing sedating medications can be difficult because they can have more than additive effects. Be careful. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chlorthalidone, and Chlonidine be taken together? Xanax (alprazolam) .5 3x day, chlorthalidone 25mg daily, Chlonidine .1 3x day

Yes: Most often Xanax (alprazolam) is taken as needed for anxiety, while the diuretic and blood,pressure meds are taken on a routine basis. There should not be a significant drug drug interaction . You can always discuss w your pharmacist or prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Chlordiazepoxide and Xanax (alprazolam) which is safer. Thanks?

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Chlordiazepoxide and Xanax (alprazolam) which is safer. Thanks?

Benzos: Both are not indicated for long-term use, due to development of tolerance & addictive potential. Discuss with your prescribing doctor other options. ...Read more

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

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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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I take alprazolam, clonazepam, and lorazepam for severe social anxiety. The problem is i can't feel any of them even at insanely high doses like whole bottles. How can I get to feel them again?

Need help: Sounds like the treatment is worse than the problem of social anxiety now, severe dependence on benzodiazepines. Please seek help from a doctor familiar with detoxing from these meds, consider a good rehab if possible, these meds never fixed your problem just covered it up and sounds like that is not working anymore. Maybe the social anxiety does not need to be "fixed" but managed by non med means. ...Read more

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Can i substitute alprazolam for lorazepam?

Can i substitute alprazolam for lorazepam?

Ask your doctor: While these are similar medicines, they are not the same thing. Alprazolam works a little faster, stops working sooner, and can be somewhat more addictive (although both carry this risk). The bottom line is that you shouldn't substitute any prescription med for another without consulting with the doctor(s) who prescribed them. ...Read more

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1Mg lorazepam vs alprazolam strength ratio ?

Pharmacist: I feel that the two medications are just about equivalent but your local pharmacist is an expert on these matters and is better qualified to answer your question about medications' potency. ...Read more

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Would it be fine to switchj from Xanax (alprazolam) to lorazepam?

Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is longer-acting than ativan. Should be safe if monitored & advised by your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and lorazepam?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Ativan: Xanax (generic name alprazolam) and Ativan (generic name lorazepam) are both benzodiazepines, fast acting anti-anxiety meds. Although both are effective your doctor needs to know if you take one and it doesn't work or has unusual side effects. One isn't overall better than the other, and there are other meds in this same class. But remember they can build tolerance- the long term answer is therapy ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch from Xanax (alprazolam) to lorazepam?

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Xanax (alprazolam): Lorazepam is shorter acting than xanax (alprazolam). Switch is ok if advised by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to mix Alprazolam with Lorazepam in small doses?

Do not do it: There is no reason why you would need to do this. So don't. Discuss this with the provider who prescribed these to you. It may be a substitute is in order. ...Read more

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Dr switched me from xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg qd to lorazepam 5mg bid.Is it safe to take lorazepam the day after xanax (alprazolam) or should I clean out my system a day or 2?

No need to wait.: The change has been likely done because Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg qD wasn't covering your daily anxiety symptoms, .Is that right? My concern is that lorazepam 5mg po BID is quite much more than what you were taking. A better transition is starting with lorazepam 1mg po TID.. ...Read more

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Can i take .5mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 12:48am and then .5mg lorazepam at 4:13pm? Pregnant 10 weeks, 27yrs old.

Can i take .5mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 12:48am and then .5mg lorazepam at 4:13pm? Pregnant 10 weeks, 27yrs old.

Benzos in pregnancy?: Ativan and xanax (alprazolam) were given a pregnancy category d rating because of problems in animal studies. These studies suggested that they may increase the risk of miscarriages and various birth defects. It is safest to consult with your treating physician.   ...Read more

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Is lorazepam most similar to xanax (alprazolam)? I know duration is longer but is it the closest one in this class of drugs? Klonopin doesn't work

Xanax (alprazolam): Lorazepam is similar to Xanax (alprazolam) in that it has a short half life which means it seems to work faster but doesn't last as long, This makes these more addictive. Klonopin and Tranxene have a longer half life which takes longer to work but lasts much longer and is still addictive but less so. ...Read more

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Severe panic attacks before/when flying. I have lorazepam .5 and alprazolam .25 and have 2 flights (2hrs, 11hrs) in one day. How should I take meds?

Thoughtfully: There are crucial ??s before safe/effective advice can be given: which is first? Time? Time second flt? How well each medication control your symptoms? How long? Does either med impair you? How & how long? Need to drive between/after either flight? Other meds? Recc: resubmit w/ the data or request consultation with a Healthtap psychiatrist or discuss with prescribing Doc. ...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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Suffering from agoraphobia for years to the point I was afraid to leave my house. DR took Xanax (alprazolam) away and gave lorazepam does this even help panic atks?

Suffering from agoraphobia for years to the point I was afraid to leave my house. DR took Xanax (alprazolam) away and gave lorazepam does this even help panic atks?

Alternative availabl: Late teenager who has severe agoraphobia with ineffective treatment from synthetic benzodiazepines might investigate medicinal cannabis, which can be crafted so as to relatively absent the psychotropic "high", yet maintain the powerful anti-anxiety effects of this natural medicinal. ...Read more

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Overdose- 3.5 mg of xanax, (alprazolam) 1mg of lorazepam, 100 mg of tramadol , 2 norco 20/650 and 50 mg of atarax. Plus 3 cocktails. Am i at risk of dying?

Overdose- 3.5 mg of xanax, (alprazolam) 1mg of lorazepam, 100 mg of tramadol , 2 norco 20/650 and 50 mg of atarax. Plus 3 cocktails. Am i at risk of dying?

Emergency Situation: Healthtap received your message about 20 minutes ago. You should call 911 or have a responsible party drive you to the nearest emergency room immediately. Do not hesitate. Obviously you are reaching out for guidance and help. Please seek help immediately without delay. There is help waiting for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lorazepam (Definition)

A medication of some versatility, a benzodiazepam of brief duration, that can be employed to stop ongoing seizure activity, can be used to control anxiety, assist as a sleep aide, and employed by a ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

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