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Ativan Half Life
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
1mg dose of klonopin (clonazepam) lasts for about 8 hours.Half life 18-60 hours.The half life seems meaningless if it only therapeutically works 8 hrs.Explain?
Therapeutic: Of course these are just standards for a general population. But, therapeutic levels represents a blood concentration that is high enough to see the effect of the medication still working. Blood levels of the chemical/drug/medicine are detectable but not at a level to provide with the well known effect of the medication. ...Read more
Metropolol half life is 3-7 hours. How can Metropolol Succinate stay in the bloodstream for 24 hours if half life is only 3-7 hours?
They are different: Metoprolol does have a 3-7 half-life, but that’s metoprolol tartrate, which is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream. The succinate version of metoprolol, however, also comes in a tablet (“extended-release”) that gives a person small amounts of medication over 24 hours. So the half-life - the rate the person eliminates the drug - is not different, but the rate the tablet releases it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took .5 klonopin (clonazepam) 2x daily w/tegretol..klonopin (clonazepam) ineffective..does tegretol reduce the length of time klonopin (clonazepam) works-8hrs or it strength?
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes suggest to my patients: when your dose is pretty low, gently drag you pill across an emery board before you take it. One time the first day, two times the next, etc. That way you're very gradually cutting the dose down. Good luck and stick with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Since it depends if we are talking about acutely, where it takes twice as much Clonazepam to equal the clinical effects of lorazepam. However, once Clonazepam reaches it's steady state, it is actually twice a potent as lorazepam. So, initially you might need 3 mg of Clonazepam four times a day for the first day to feel the same effects, but you quickly have to reduce down to 1 mg three time/d. ...Read more
Most likely: Yes. Preferably xanax (alprazolam) should be avoided to be taken regularly on a daily basis. Better taken only as needed 4anxiety, 2reduce risk of dependence, side-effect(s) (esp. On memory) & potential withdrawal seizure risk. Please, discuss w/ur doctor how 2consider all rx options including talk therapy, relaxation techniques & homeopathy, etc. So that ur anxiety is safely handled. Best wishes 4 ur health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does 50 mg of modafinil(half of prescribed dose) is effective for drowsiness?.Drug tolerance chance?.Elimination half life?I will start tomorrow.
Dose may be low: The dose maybe somewhat low. Comes in 50s, 150s and 250 in the us. The half-life is 12 to 15 hours. I do not generally encounter tolerance developing to this medication. The only exception to that rule might be someone with idiopathic central nervous system hypersomnolence. Best wishes and i hope that this does a good job working on your hypersomnolence. Take care. ...Read more