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Xanax Vs Klonopin Half Life
How long is Extended Release 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) half life, compared to 2mg Klonopin half life?
Xanax (alprazolam) XR vs Klonopin: The half-life for Xanax (alprazolam) XR is short 10.7–15.8 hours and the longer-term efficacy of Xanax (alprazolam) XR has not been systematically evaluated. Klonopin has an unusually long elimination half-life of 18–50 hours, it considered the longest-acting benzodiazepine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hard to say: Since it depends if we are talking about acutely, where it takes twice as much Clonazepam to equal the clinical effects of lorazepam. However, once Clonazepam reaches it's steady state, it is actually twice a potent as lorazepam. So, initially you might need 3 mg of Clonazepam four times a day for the first day to feel the same effects, but you quickly have to reduce down to 1 mg three time/d. ...Read more
I took .5 klonopin (clonazepam) 2x daily w/tegretol..klonopin (clonazepam) ineffective..does tegretol reduce the length of time klonopin (clonazepam) works-8hrs or it strength?
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
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
The interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and tegretol:tegretol lowers klonopin (clonazepam) by 30% -does klonopin (clonazepam) raise tegretol ?
Not great combo: Concomitant administration of clonazepam (Klonopin) and carbamazepine (Tegretol) resulted in a 22% increase in clonazepam clearance and a 20.5% decrease in carbamazepine clearance. Carbamazepine is well known to induce its own metabolism as well as the metabolism of other meds making it difficult to manage. Consult provider. Bottom line - Klonopin is not likely to raise Tegretol levels. ...Read more
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes suggest to my patients: when your dose is pretty low, gently drag you pill across an emery board before you take it. One time the first day, two times the next, etc. That way you're very gradually cutting the dose down. Good luck and stick with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Xanax (alprazolam) is much more potent than temazepam. You also have not shared the dosage of your xanax (alprazolam). I suggest discussing with your own physician, who knows what s/he gave you. If these have been obtained illegally, please don't use them. ...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