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Switching From Ativan To Xanax
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
Seroquel (quetiapine): These are totally different medications. Your prescribing doctor is the best to consult. ...Read more
Ativan to Klonopin: The effect of Ativan for Anxiety lasts for about 6 hours; and for Klonopin it is 8 hours or more. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan •Tolerance •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety •Reasons to switch to Klonopin See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance •Habit forming of both Medications •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Reaxationl ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your prescribing: medical provider should provide you with specific guidance on this. ...Read more
Stay adherent: Ok, well my advice is to remain adherent to your medications and follow the direction of your provider. ...Read more
Good question: To be addressed directly your doc. Personally, I have no idea: those two meds are different & are normally "switched" the other way around, from xanax (alprazolam) (benzo) to zoloft (ssri). If the doc's answer is still unclear, unsatisfactory or confusing, get a second opinion, your health is too important to be left in the fog. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it dangerous to switch from regular Xanax to generic xanax(alprazolam)?My new Xanax are talif from mexico
Trying to decide which medication to taper off of first- Lamictal, Trazadone, or Klonopin (clonazepam). Have trouble sleeping even with Klonopin (clonazepam) and Lamictal.
Why?: It is not clear why you would wish to do this. It sounds like your problems are insufficiently treated, with a continuing disruption in sleep. Perhaps the doses are too low; perhaps their timing needs to be changed; perhaps the medicines need to be replaced. Consult your psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can I switch from Xanax (alprazolam) to klonapine safely? I'm on 1.5 mg of xanax (alprazolam). I heard its safer for long term use.
Yes: Yes, it is possible to make this type of switch. It would be best to work with a psychiatrist who has experience in making these types of changes. It appears that you already know that you need to be careful in trying to decrease or stop xanax (alprazolam). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different disorders: These both are not drugs that you ought to manage w/out a doctor. It can be risky and that's what they are trained to do. Speak to your provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Medication change: Under medical supervision.Get a more detailed answer ›
My doctor is switching me from 4mg Ativan to 2mg Xanax (alprazolam). I am down to 1mg Ativan so can I just switch to the Xanax (alprazolam) without anymore tapering?
Both: of them are benzodiazepines so there is no need to taper. Just switch ...Read more
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