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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


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How long must I wait to switch from diazepam to lorazepam or can I take both?

Dosage & other meds?: Usually you could switch immediately, If you were taking large doses and other meds were involved there should be a careful plan that takes everything into account. Diazepam is longer acting than lorazepam so that would have to be taken into consideration for the smoothest transition. ...Read more

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Can you take diazepam to stop the withdrawal effects of lorazepam?

You could but: What would the purpose of that be. It's just exchanging on benzodiazepine for another. ...Read more

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Is the effect the same for a ativan (lorazepam) 5 mg and a diazepam 10 mg?

Is the effect the same for a ativan (lorazepam) 5 mg and a diazepam 10 mg?

Absolutely Not!: Ativan (lorazepam) 5mg is 10 times the accepted initial dose for this drug and is inappropriate and dangerous in almost any setting. The equivalent dose to 10mg Valium (diazepam) is 2mg Ativan and these are the highest dosage forms of both of these drugs. Valium also comes in 5mg and 2mg sizes, equivalent to 1 mg, and 1/2 mg of Ativan respectively. Valium's effects last longer than Ativan. ...Read more

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Alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, or clonazepam, which is better?

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 diazepam, lorazepam or tamazepam got opposite effect of you are too agitated? Is that true or not? Thank you for your help

?: Not sure I understand question, but all 3 usually calm down 'agitation'. They are rare to cause the opposite effect in the 'normal' brain. In the sleep deprived person or in someone with dementia, they could cause unexpected reactions. ...Read more

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prescribed 0.5mg Lorazepam for 1 week, had absolutely no effect, no sedation or anti-anxiety effect. Had diazepam while ago same proble, why not work?

prescribed 0.5mg Lorazepam for 1 week, had absolutely no effect, no sedation or anti-anxiety effect. Had diazepam while ago same proble, why not work?

Anxiety, G.E.R.D.: I understand your frustration.
Thank you for informing about G.E.R.D, Acne, and H.Pylori EIA
These symptoms are likely due to Anxiety due to stresses in life-relationships, separations, unresolved conflicts with parents, siblings; and use of Alcohol and Cocaine.
Therapy with increase of dose of Lorazepam, Breathing Relaxation, Tai Chi will help.
See Gastroenterologist for H. Pylori follow up. ...Read more

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How can I get a diazepam prescrip bcoz I don't like lorazepam effect on me, it drains my energy n dulls me. I have bad anxiety n seizure with spasms..

How can I get a diazepam prescrip bcoz I don't like lorazepam effect on me, it drains my energy n dulls me. I have bad anxiety n seizure with spasms..

Depressant: Valium is an effective medication for short term anxiety relief and an effective rescue medication for seizures, but was not designed to be used long term for either medical condition. Which antidepressants have you used that have worsened your seizure condition? Medications like Lamictal, Depakote, Topamax, and Keppra (levetiracetam) are indicated for seizure disorders but are also used for mood disorders. ...Read more

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Which is a better sedative for sleep and anxiety, diazepam or lorazepam? What's the difference. Haven't been sleeping well My 0.5 lorazepam isn't helping much so doc gave me script of 2m diazepam.

Which is a better sedative for sleep and anxiety, diazepam or lorazepam? What's the difference. Haven't been sleeping well My 0.5 lorazepam isn't helping much so doc gave me script of 2m diazepam.

Sleep disorder / Anx: Both are Benzodiazepines but the major difference is the onset of the drug. Diazepam (Valium) Rapid onset Lorazepam (Ativan) intermediate onset. By giving you a 2mg Valium he actually lowered your dose.. 5mg Ativan= 2.5mg Valium. If you take this med throughout the day I would suggest prescribing Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg for sleep and Klonopin. 5mg twice a day or as needed. ...Read more

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Why is Ativan (lorazepam) taken under the tongue but Clonazepam and Diazepam swallowed. Will benzos ultimately work the same whether taken under the tongue?

Why is Ativan (lorazepam) taken under the tongue but Clonazepam and Diazepam swallowed. Will benzos ultimately work the same whether taken under the tongue?

All work same.: All of them are oral medications. It is not standard practice to put any of them under the tongue. You may have a specific trade named product that says to take under tongue? Maybe your doc gave you this advice? ...Read more

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I am prescribed diazepam 10mg 1x daily also baclofen and prozac (fluoxetine).I recently failed a ua and they said it showed 007 clonazepam and lorazepam. Why?

I am prescribed diazepam 10mg 1x daily also baclofen and prozac (fluoxetine).I recently failed a ua and they said it showed 007 clonazepam and lorazepam. Why?

Medication effects: I understand your concern.
The Lab most likely tested for Benzodiazepines. It showed positive as Diazepam, Clonazepam and Lorazepam are Benzodiazepines.
Prozac and Diazepam can cause Anxiety.
Using Diazepam with Baclofen may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating, some impairment in thinking and judgment.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, and Therapy ...Read more

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What is the difference between diazepam, lorazapam?

Benzodiazepenes: Same class of drug. Sedative hypnotics with differing half lives and duration of action. ...Read more

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Which medication is better alpraxolam or lorazepam?

Which medication is better alpraxolam or lorazepam?

Depends on you: These two medications are typically used for anxiety but can also have an impact on seizures and blood pressure. The best medication is the one that works best for your symptoms as all people will respond differently. ...Read more

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I've been taking. 5 ativan (lorazepam) for a year now im starting to see a return in anxiety and im wondering if its time for a larger does or a different medication?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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I've been taking. 5 ativan (lorazepam) for a year now im starting to see a return in anxiety and im wondering if its time for a larger does or a different medication?

Ativan (lorazepam): Sounds like u need followup appointment with your doctor to re-evaluate for alternative medications for anxiety. Also, if u r not already doing it, psychotherapy does help. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lorazepam?

Please describe the medication: lorazepam?

Sedative/tranquilize: 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 variety of physicians, . ...Read more

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Lorazepam vs. Clonazepam? Which medication makes you feel more relaxed?

Individual variation: Lorazepam is shorter acting than clonazepam. Some people feel better with a shorter agent and taking it more frequently during the day while others prefer a longer acting agent and taking it less frequent. However it does not always follow what seems to be simple pharmacokinetics.
I.E. Some people need to take Klonopin just as frequent as lorazepam. For more info, check suggested healthtap apps. ...Read more

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Lorazepam vs. Clonazepam? Which medication makes you feel more relaxed?

Lorazepam > sedation: Clonazepam is used more as a muscle relaxer and should be less sedating/ relaxing than lorazepam.
Lorazepam is a sedative hypnotic used more as a sleep aide and to decrease anxiety and usually makes you feel more relaxed.
Both drugs although in the same family have a slightly different mechanism of action ...Read more

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Been on ativan (lorazepam) for years never over 1mg. How long does it take to feel better weaning off this medication. One dr said 6 months or longer is this tru?

That depends on...: Hello. That really depends on the condition you are taking it for and your response to medication. I would discuss the timing plan with your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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What is the safest OTC medication for insomnia? I am taking lorazepam but I don't use it for insomnia. I use it for gad.

What is the safest OTC medication for insomnia? I am taking lorazepam but I don't use it for insomnia. I use it for gad.

I like melatonin.: Valerian root ; chamomile are also popular. Insure that you use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk. ...Read more

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I'm having a painful test tomorrow and normal sedating medications don't work for me, i.e. Vellum, Ativan, (lorazepam) Xanex. Any suggestions.

I'm having a painful test tomorrow and normal sedating medications don't work for me, i.e. Vellum, Ativan, (lorazepam) Xanex. Any suggestions.

Anesthesia: Discuss this problem and your feelings with your physician and /or the anesthesiologist the day before the procedure. If it's too late then don't eat or drink anything after midnight and call your physician the first thing in the morning. I don't think he/she will want you to be overly anxious about the procedure or have a very uncomfortable experience during it. ...Read more

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What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?

See below: Gabapentin, and Depakote are helpful and commonly used. Many docs will use other psych meds like risperdal, seroquel (quetiapine) an d the like but these have lots of side effects. I usually substitute a long acting agent such as Librium or Phenobarbital and lower the dose is a stepwise fashion. ...Read more

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I take lorazepam already for 2 years. Its for anxiety and now I feel very nervous. I have fast heart beating. Does it have to do with the medication?

I take lorazepam already for 2 years. Its for anxiety and now I feel very nervous. I have fast heart beating. Does it have to do with the medication?

Best for short term: Long term, generalized anxiety may not be what that drug is best for. I'd recommend a therapy where you can learn how to deal with your feelings along with the support of a medication to help you be calm enough to learn well. Talk with your doctor for a possible change - don't do it on your own! And ask for a referral to a psychotherapist to work on issues together with. Best! ...Read more

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1mg of ativan (lorazepam).Bc pain is triggering my anxiety and cannot sleep. I don't take this every day. Is it normal not to help? Is there a better medication?

1mg of ativan (lorazepam).Bc pain is triggering my anxiety and cannot sleep. I don't take this every day. Is it normal not to help? Is there a better medication?

Get proper help: Ativan (lorazepam) is a short acting Benzo that is associated with gradual tolerance and with time, an increase in baseline anxiety because of interdose withdrawal. So please get proper evaluation and if you have a clinical Anxiety disorder then entreat is available and effective ...Read more

Dr. James Hall
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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


Dr. Lori Lange
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Intensol (Definition)

Intensol is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more