Safe? Both medications are classified as a benzodiazepine and are anti-anxiety meds. As such, both are potentially habit forming and can be a med of abuse. How safe they are depends on your definition. At any rate, yes, you can be switched from one to the other, but don't take them at the same timw.
Dr switched me from xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg qd to lorazepam 5mg bid. Is it safe to take lorazepam the day after xanax (alprazolam) or should I clean out my system a day or 2?
No need to wait. The change has been likely done because Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg qD wasn't covering your daily anxiety symptoms, . Is that right? My concern is that lorazepam 5mg po BID is quite much more than what you were taking. A better transition is starting with lorazepam 1mg po TID..