What are the advantages of Xanax (alprazolam) over klonopin?

It works quicker. The advantage of xanax (alprazolam) is mainly that is gets into one's system pretty quickly, on the order of 15 to 30 minutes. It is useful if someone is experiencing a panic attack and needs a medication to get into their system quickly and work quickly. It doesn't last more than about 4 hours. However because it has such a short duration of action, it's not the best one for chronic, consistent anxiety.

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Any suggestions on which is stronger klonopin or xanax (alprazolam)?

Neither. When given in equivalent doses, they work essentially the same. However, xanax (alprazolam) gets in quickly but is very short-acting, and has higher abuse potential. Klonopin (clonazepam takes several hours to peak, but sticks around for a long time, and has somewhat lower abuse potential. For gad, antidepressants work well and don't have dependency risks, psychotherapy also works with no risks. Read more...

Please tell me if there are any medications similar to klonopin and xanax (alprazolam)?

Similar ? 50 year old, wants to know about, valium Librium serex Ativan tranxene, besides knowing xanax, (alprazolam) a short half life drug and klonopin, the long half life drug. If you are taking both, you must be using two different physicians. That means you are unreliable patient. There exists no psychiatric illness, nor there exists an addictive disorder that justifies the use of long and short acting benzo. Read more...