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Is Klonopin Safer Than Xanax
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
Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more
It acts more quickly: Xanax (alprazolam) is a shorter acting benzodiazepine compared to klonopin. However, it acts more quickly because it crosses the blood brain barrier more quickly and binds with GABA receptors in your nerve cells which dampen activity and create the sense of overall relaxation and calmness. These effects are of short duration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: All are equally effective. The difference is most often individual since some do better on Lorazepam than alprazolam[xanax]. Their are differences in how long each lasts in the body which we call the half-life of the medication. So it is not that one is stronger but how an individuals body handles the medication. ...Read more
Discuss with your : Psychiatrist about comparative effects. Seroxat /paroxetine and cipralex/ escitalopram are both anti-depressants and belong to the ssri group . The efficacy and side effect profile may vary depending upon the dose and the subjective response of the individual. As a rule, pts are started on lower dose and titrated up depending on the response. Hope you'll feel better! ...Read more
Unknown: As far as i know, suvorexant is not yet on the market in the us. ...Read more
Anarex vs Baclofen: Orphenadrine is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. Baclofen is a GABA agonist that is classified as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant and antispastic medication. Based on reports from the FDA and social media Baclofen is more effective, but has more side effects. ...Read more
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
It's not, really: Zoloft is not really a "stronger" medication than Lexapro (escitalopram) or celexa. All 3 are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. They differ a little in the particular receptor sites they affect -- zoloft may block norepinephrine re-uptake a little more than Celexa and Lexapro (escitalopram) do, but not nearly as potently as paroxetine, duloxetine, and some older tricyclics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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