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Whats are the differences between diazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam and clonazepam?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Benzo's.

All are benzodiazepines.
With shortest-acting being Lorazepam (ativan), then Alprazolam (xanax) , then Clonazepam (klonopin), then diazepam (valium) which can have half-life of up to 100 hours.

In brief: Benzo's.

All are benzodiazepines.
With shortest-acting being Lorazepam (ativan), then Alprazolam (xanax) , then Clonazepam (klonopin), then diazepam (valium) which can have half-life of up to 100 hours.
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Dr. Anthony Vita
Psychiatry

In brief: Benzodiazepines

All of the medications that you mention are benzodiazepines, which are primarily indicated for the short-term control of anxiety.
Their use should generally be limited to about 4-6 weeks but some patients do well with chronic use. The meds differ in their potency and half-life. The choice to use one over another is based on the speed and length of response needed.

In brief: Benzodiazepines

All of the medications that you mention are benzodiazepines, which are primarily indicated for the short-term control of anxiety.
Their use should generally be limited to about 4-6 weeks but some patients do well with chronic use. The meds differ in their potency and half-life. The choice to use one over another is based on the speed and length of response needed.
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