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Doctor insights on: Diazepam Versus Alprazolam

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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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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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What's 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

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Just got my lyrica (pregabalin) bumped up 50mg + 30mg of diazepam (instead of xanax) is it normal to feel sleepy, dizzy and just "off" bad coordination, lethargy..

Just got my lyrica (pregabalin) bumped up 50mg + 30mg of diazepam (instead of xanax) is it normal to feel sleepy, dizzy and just "off" bad coordination, lethargy..

Med side effects: Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause dizziness, drowsiness,
loss of balance & decreased coordination. But then again, so can valium. So, please talk with your prescribing provider about your side effects. Take care. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

Xanax (alprazolam): An intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it is used more often for panic disorder. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

Xanax: It is prescribed to treat Anxiety/ panic disorder. I try to avoid prescribing this class of medications as it can lead to development of tolerance. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: alprazolam?

Not a fan of it: 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, not on daily basis. ...Read more

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What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

0.25 mg: 0.5 mg/2 = 0.25 mg;

0.25 mg+.0.25 mg = 0.5 mg ...Read more

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What would happen if a person took Xanax (alprazolam) and mrtrazipine?

Xanax/Remeron: Depending on the dose of each, excess sedation, confusion & disorientation can occur. ...Read more

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What is the duration of diazepam 20mg?

What is the duration of diazepam 20mg?

Diazepam: Diazepam can be detected in your system up to six or eight weeks if you have to do a drug screen. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diazepam?

Please describe the medication: diazepam?

Valium: 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 seizures, especially in children. ...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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Is there a substitute for rectal diazepam?

Rectal diazepam: Is for very select conditions. You can try oral diazepam but you may not have similar response as rectal diazepam has a topical effect. Talk with your GI doctor as there is lot of info rquired before someone is prescribed valium suppositories. We can't discuss all thay here as space is limited. Your best bet iis your GI doc or colorectal surgeon. Whoever u follow. ...Read more

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Is lorazapan really that much stronger than alprazolam?

Is lorazapan really that much stronger than alprazolam?

No.: Lorazepam (Ativan) is not really stronger per se. It has a longer duration of action (4-6 hours vs 2-4 hours). Both can cause slowing or stopping of breathing if taken either in excess or with alcohol. Use caution with these medicines. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Puedo dejar de tomar alprazolam esta noche y comenzar manana con clonazepan? Podria tener efectos secundarios?

Puedo dejar de tomar alprazolam esta noche y comenzar manana con clonazepan? Podria tener efectos secundarios?

Dose Dependent: Switching to a long-acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam from an ultra-short acting benzo like Alprazolam is common-place. You usually will not have withdrawal effects (depending on the initial dosage of alprazolam), but it may take a bit longer to fall asleep with the clonazepam. However, the Clonazepam will last longer and stay in your system during the entire night. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Sedation: There is no direct drug interaction between these 2 that I can find. But you might become more sleepy and sedated than with either alone -- they both can produce that effect. ...Read more

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Can temazepam work like diazepam?

Yes: These medicines are used to treat anxiety and insomnia, in most cases. The main differences between them are
degree of sedation, dose and duration of action.
Temazepam was known as restoril, and used as a sleeping pill, because of its duration of action and sedation. Diazepam is generally used for anxiety. In my practice, I don't use temazepam for treating anxiety, because it causes drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can diazepam help for nerve pain?

Acute pain only: The diazepam has some skeletal muscle relaxant properties, its basic effect is to reduce anxiety through their sedative action. Although diazepam is not true analgesic, it is indicated in the management of acute muscle pain. ...Read more

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Diastat (diazepam) acudial get kit?

Diastat (diazepam) for seizures: Diastat is an form of diazepam for rectal insertion to treat seizures or prevent febrile seizures. If seizures are the issue, speak to your md or neurologist.
Diastat is not a treatment for anxiety. ...Read more

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Can I take duloxetine and diazepam?

Drug Interaction: Using diazepam together with Duoxetine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. So you can not take it. Consult to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take diazepam with duloxetine?

Diazepam: He short answer is yes, as there is no medical contraindication. On the other hand, Diazepam is usually recommended for a short time, if there is anxiety or agitation at the beginning of treatment. ...Read more

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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