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Alternative To Lorazepam
What is an alternative medication Klonopin, (clonazepam) could Valium be substituted, contraindications with Fetzima?
Alternative: If another medication in this class (benzodiazepines) is being sought, it may depend on the reason why you need to come off Klonopin (clonazepam). Valium has many break down products & is not always a great addition if medical problems. Ativan/lorazepam unlikely to have negative impact on the liver (unlike some of the others) but is relatively short acting. Please additional information on reason. Thanks! ...Read more
Nothing is safe when: 'transferring' from one anti anxiety medication to another. You can't do it without a narcotic prescription from your doctor or psychiatrist. So if your Tranxene (clorazepate) isn't working, call your doctor and take their recommendation first. You may need to be seen for a consult, before anything is switched. May be better to deal with the cause of your anxiety as a better alternative. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: This question is not specific enough, sorry. It all depends on what you and your doctor are seeking to treat, duration needed, and other variable that are specific to you. ...Read more
Similar: Both work similarly. Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting then ativan. Both can be addicting. Take only as prescribed. Each person reacts differently to each medication, one is not necessarily better then the other. It is about what is better for you. For generalized anxiety there are other medications that are not addicting. Speak to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more
Ativan Dependence: Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan or another Benzodiazepine •Tolerance •Habit forming •Withdrawal •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan and Benzodiazepine •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Relaxation •Music Relaxation •Meditation •Visual Imagery of National Parks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is more effective or best to use for anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) or Xanax (alprazolam) er.? Cons & pros.
Depends : What type of anxiety do you have? Gad, social anxiety, seasonal, panic? How old are you? (age says 54 but these don't always match true age). Do you have kidney or liver problems? Do you have other psychological problems? Are you taking other meds? Do you drive a lot or operate equipment? Do you have problems going to sleep or staying asleep? Please address all these with prescribing doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call doctor: This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist. It also depends on your other medications. ...Read more
Your prescribing: medical provider should provide you with specific guidance on this. ...Read more
Seroquel (quetiapine): These are totally different medications. Your prescribing doctor is the best to consult. ...Read more
Possible interaction: Per drugs. Com there is potential for a moderate interaction: “using Alprazolam together with trazodone may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.” however, if you are taking it at bedtime (and not using alcohol) you will most likely do fine. ...Read more