Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Both. Both of these medications are antianxiety medications. Which will be most effective for an individual depends on many factors. Consult your doctor about which might be best for you.

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I was withdrawn from Xanax (alprazolam) and put on Librium. Should I follow the Dr. Heather Ashton regimen. I'm on 10mg of Librium, I'm worried I'll get addicted?

Both benzodiazepines. Both Xanax (alprazolam) and Librium (chlordiazepoxide) are in the same drug class of benzodiazepine. Xanax is more addictive, due to its short half-life. Librium is a longer-acting drug, less likely to induce craving as its blood levels drops much more slowly until your next dose. If you are on 10 mg/day this is within recommended dosage. Less likely to get addicted to this. Ask your doctor! Read more...

I'm currently prescribed librium for G.A.D. and S.A.D., but I'd like to ask my doctor for a replacement that acts faster and longer. Would xanax (alprazolam) work?

Talk to your doctor . Xanax (alprazolam) is quicker acting but short-lived. It has a high addiction risk. An SSRI is preferred for long term use. Klonopin could be added for short term use till the SSRI starts to work. Read more...
Not right approach. As it can be highly addicting,it's not a good med to ask for specifically.Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting,&not good for SAD. If treatment is not working adequately, it is important to be frank with the physician treating you; additional treatment such as therapy, and/or med change may be needed. For combined anxiety (GAD) and depression (SAD) disorders, SSRI medications (eg fluoxetine) may be more effective. Read more...

Chlordiazepoxide and Xanax (alprazolam) which is safer. Thanks?

Both, but with care. Both medicines are habit forming, but are different in regards to pharmacokinetics and how they behave. One is shorter acting than the other. Work with your physician to decide which medicine is best for you. Read more...
Benzodiazapines. Librium (chlordiazepoxide) has fallen from favor w many. As a practitioner - I am concerned about deaths that have occurred with the regular release form of xanax (alprazolam). Both fall in the class of benzodiazapines. These can be mood altering & have a significant potential for developing tolerance. If a benzodiazapine is required - hopefully it would be short term use. It must be obvious, that i recommend. Read more...
Benzos. Both are not indicated for long-term use, due to development of tolerance & addictive potential. Discuss with your prescribing doctor other options. Read more...

Taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) 2x/day. In past took Xanax before flying. Is it still safe to take Xanax before my flight if I'm still on the librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

Librax, (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) Xanax. I understand your concern. Librax contains a Chlordiazepoxide which is a Benzodiazepine Xanax also is a Benzodiazepine Either medication can be used for Anxiety about flying. Both Medications combined can have side effects Drowsiness Confusion and Lack of coordination. Please see a Psychiatrist for Assessment of Anxiety, and management including monitoring of medication and dosage. Read more...

Can taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with Xanax to sleep be an addiction?

Probably not. What you are describing sounds more like a physical dependence. It could be an addiction if you are doing this avoid responsibility or withdraw from reality. In general, these types of meds lose their effectiveness fairly fast. Depending on the dose, you may suffer withdrawal symptoms as severe as seizures if your dosage is high. You should discuss with your doc-maybe an addiction doc if indicated. Read more...

Can I take Xanax if I'm already taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) and Zoloft?

Cautiously. Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) and Xanax are both benzodiazepines. Consequently, you need to be cautious about respiratory depression. Please check with your pharmacist regarding potential interactions and dosing. Read more...

Taking Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) 2x day, & starting Zoloft tomorrow @ 25mg. Can I also take a Xanax if I have bad anxiety from starting the Zoloft?

You already are. Are you asking about taking an additional Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)? I would avoid that but you could ask your prescriber. You'd be best off beginning the new psychotropic medication at a time you feel as confident as possible. Waiting some time and gathering reasons to feel optimistic will pay off for you. A significant part of effectiveness is expectancy. Your beliefs guide the drug's performance. It works! Read more...