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

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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