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Why would a new dr suggest klonopin over Xanax (alprazolam) when Xanax (alprazolam) works& i went for cellulitus got no treatment for it which resulted in ER trip? Ridiculous

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cellulitis

There is no relationship between cellulitis and xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin.
You haven't listed why you're on xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin in the first place, but your new doctor may have thought a longer-acting benzodiazepine would work more smoothly for you. It's always best to ask the prescribing doctor any questions about medications you're not clear about.

In brief: Cellulitis

There is no relationship between cellulitis and xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin.
You haven't listed why you're on xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin in the first place, but your new doctor may have thought a longer-acting benzodiazepine would work more smoothly for you. It's always best to ask the prescribing doctor any questions about medications you're not clear about.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Too many open issues

Not sure what the er physician had in mind other than he/she may have thought that a longer acting benzo would be better. However, this should be discussed with your physician who prescribed the xanax (alprazolam) in the first place.
Not sure how the cellulitis and xanax (alprazolam) are tied together either.

In brief: Too many open issues

Not sure what the er physician had in mind other than he/she may have thought that a longer acting benzo would be better. However, this should be discussed with your physician who prescribed the xanax (alprazolam) in the first place.
Not sure how the cellulitis and xanax (alprazolam) are tied together either.
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry
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In brief: There's some sense

One major risk of all benzos is their addiction potential.
The faster a benzo works, and the shorter it's effect lasts, the greater it's risk of addiction. Thus xanax (alprazolam) is potentially more addictive than klonopin. This is why it's not an unreasonable suggestion. However an even more reasonable suggestion would be to not continue any benzo indefinitely. Hope this helps. Good luck!

In brief: There's some sense

One major risk of all benzos is their addiction potential.
The faster a benzo works, and the shorter it's effect lasts, the greater it's risk of addiction. Thus xanax (alprazolam) is potentially more addictive than klonopin. This is why it's not an unreasonable suggestion. However an even more reasonable suggestion would be to not continue any benzo indefinitely. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
I'm still not clear about the relationship to cellulitis, though . . .
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
I agree with Dr. Pappas...This issue is best discussed with your primary care doctor.
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