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What's the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and atarax?

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What's the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and atarax?

Xanax/Atarax: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine with high potency in treating anxiety especially panic attacks but with high addiction potential. Atarax (vistaril) is an antihistamine with fair benefits for agitation but less addiction potential. ...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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Could there be a difference between Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 & kolodopin 0.5?

Could there be a difference between Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 & kolodopin 0.5?

Yes: Both of these medications are benzodiazepines. However, each has a different molecule that will affect the brain differently. Both have a calming effect. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg n the Xanax (alprazolam) bar?

What's the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg n the Xanax (alprazolam) bar?

None: The 2 mg dose of xanax (alprazolam) is what is often referred to by xanax (alprazolam) users as the xanax (alprazolam) bar (at least this is the case with the name brand). ...Read more

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What is the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and ambien?

Class of drug: Xanax or Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine that affects your GABA receptors targeting anxiety. It has a risk of addiction. Ambien or zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic that is indicated for sleep. The risk of addiction is present, but much smaller than xanax/alprazolam. ...Read more

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Help! Exactly what is the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and lorazepam?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Ativan: Xanax (generic name alprazolam) and Ativan (generic name lorazepam) are both benzodiazepines, fast acting anti-anxiety meds. Although both are effective your doctor needs to know if you take one and it doesn't work or has unusual side effects. One isn't overall better than the other, and there are other meds in this same class. But remember they can build tolerance- the long term answer is therapy ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the main difference between Valium and xanax (alprazolam)?

Need advice on what is the the main difference between Valium and xanax (alprazolam)?

Short vs long acting: Xanax (alprazolam) works for shorter periods, typically 4-6 hours, while valium works for 12-16 hours. Both are in the class of medications known as benzodiazepines, which work by increasing the effect of gaba, the generally inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. ...Read more

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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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Is there a difference between tranxene vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Is there a difference between tranxene vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Tranxene (clorazepate): They are both anxiety medications.
Xanax is a short acting and tranxene (clorazepate) is long acting benzodiazepenes. ...Read more

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I want to know the difference between alprazolam 0.25 mg and topiramate 50 mg.

Not the same: Alprazolam, also known as Xanax, (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that is mainly used for anxiety disorders. Topiramate is an anti-epileptic used for sone seizure disorders and often used for migraine disease. Alprazolam enhances the inhibitory effects of GABA. While topiramate has some GABA potentiation effect, its main action is blocking voltage-sensitive sodium channels. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between restoril (temazepam) and xanax (alprazolam)?

XANAX (alprazolam) & TEMAZEPAM: Xanax (alprazolam) (alpraolam) is a benzodiazepine and is used for anxiety, depression & panic attacks. Temazepam is also a benzodiazepine & is also used for anxiety and, in addition, for insomnia. ...Read more

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Can someone please tell me the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and klonopin?

Can someone please tell me the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and klonopin?

Not much: Both are highly addictive. Klonopin (clonazepam) may be slightly more likely to result in withdrawal seizures if stopped abruptly. ...Read more

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Can you tell the difference between klinapin and Xanax (alprazolam) in a meconium testi. G?

Klonopin vs Xanax (alprazolam): Both Klonopin and xanax (alprazolam) are belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Both used for the anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) is more common for panic attacks, and Klonopin is longer-acting drug.
Any benzo that is taken can be detected in the meconium if tested. It can depend on the drug, amount taken, and gestation of pregnancy. Klonopin and xanax (alprazolam) no difference. ...Read more

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Can a standard urine tell the difference between if I took a kolonopin or a xanax (alprazolam)? Or will they both show up the same

Benzos: It depends. The screening will be positive for the type of drugs these are and then they may expand the test to determine exactly. The test will be positive for benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Docs, could a blood test tell the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and valium?

Yes: There are very specific toxicology screens on blood that can detect levels of specific drugs such as xanax (alprazolam) and valium. ...Read more

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In a lab urine analysis can they tell the difference between clonzapam and xanax (alprazolam)?

Probably not: I believe the general screen test just detects the presence of benzodiazepines and will not tell you the specific one that is present. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ativan and xanax (alprazolam) when it comes to blood and urine sample testing?

Not much difference: Both medications belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Ativan is lorazepam and Xanax is alprazolam. Both drugs show up on drug screening under benzodiazepines. They both are relatively short acting and are clear from the urine in about 4-7 days. ...Read more

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Can u tell the difference between a xanax (alprazolam) and vallium in a urine drug screen?

It depends: On whether the test is a rapid test cup or sent to the lab. If the rapid cup they can not tell the difference if they send it off they can tell the exact type of benzo taken. ...Read more

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I'm 24wks pregnant I took a 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) I'm prescribed klonopin when they test the meconium can they tell the difference between klonopin and xanax (alprazolam)?

Benzodiazepines.: Why r u taking any benzodiazepines while pregnant? These need to be prescribed by your doctor/np. 2 mg of xanax (alprazolam) is about equal to 20mg of valium. Benzo is a benzo. Just asking u to do this with your medical professional and not 'just take.'. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain to me the difference between: 1. Xanax and klonopin, 2. Different add vs. Adhd medications and 3. Opinions on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Can someone please explain to me the difference between: 1. Xanax and klonopin, 2. Different add vs. Adhd medications and 3. Opinions on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

3 for 1: 1.Klonopin lasts 20 hours, xanax only 4-8- so more likely to get rebound anxiety on xanax and more feeling dependent. Keep doses low of either. 2)add = adhd names changed to sell more books.
3)pristiq is a weaker version of Effexor (venlafaxine) with fewer side effects except on your wallet. ...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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How is Librium 5mg compared to Xanax (alprazolam). 25mg and what are the differences?

They are similar: Librium and Xanax (alprazolam) are both 'benzodiazepines' which are used to treat anxiety. Librium has a longer time to peak than Xanax (alprazolam), meaning Xanax (alprazolam) works quicker. Librium has a longer half-life which means it hangs around in your system longer. Most of the time Librium is used for alcohol or benzo withdrawal. Xanax (alprazolam) is usually used for acute anxiety. Both are addictive. ...Read more

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I know ativan and Xanax (alprazolam) are in the same drug class but what are some of the differences between the 2 drugs?

Ativan vs Xanax (alprazolam): Both Ativan (lorazepam) and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepine tranquilizers. The main differences clinically are that Ativan is longer-acting and slightly more sedating than xanax. Most agree that xanax is more potent than Ativan on a milligram-for-milligram basis, and probably more addictive. However, both are considered high-potency benzodiazepines and both can lead to drug dependence. ...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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Should 1 x 25mg Alprazolam (Xanax) be effective for temporary relief of anxiety? When I take one I don't notice any difference.

Should 1 x 25mg Alprazolam (Xanax) be effective for temporary relief of anxiety? When I take one I don't notice any difference.

Perhaps: 0.25mg tabs are often used as a starting dose. Talk with your doctor if it's ineffective and be wary of driving on any dose esp. Before following up with your doctor. ...Read more

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2mg. Xanax (alprazolam) bars are available in white, yellow, and green. I've found the yellow, and especially the green, longer acting. What's the difference?

2mg. Xanax (alprazolam) bars are available in white, yellow, and green. I've found the yellow, and especially the green, longer acting. What's the difference?

Different colors: Several companies produce Alprazolam (xanax) -- the color of their 2 mg "bars" differs. There could be different fillers in each, but the 2 mg Alprazolam itself should be the same in them. If your supply is not by prescription, you have no assurance about the contents or colors. ...Read more

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I just saw my med doctor and she mentioned switching me from IR Xanax (alprazolam) to ER Xanax (alprazolam), what would be the difference?

I just saw my med doctor and she mentioned switching me from IR Xanax (alprazolam) to ER Xanax (alprazolam), what would be the difference?

Convenience: The ER form has a longer duration of action, so, you take it less often. Also, prolongation of action can eventuate in more consistent serum levels, so ups and downs of activity are blunted, and you get a smoother end result, with potentially less side effects. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more