It seems as if psychiatrists prescribe more klonopin (clonazepam) and md's more Ativan for anxious depressed patients....is this accurate?
Maybe. The general trend by most doctors has been not to prescribe benzodiazepines as much as before. New studies have shown that they may carry a risk of dementia if used long term. That said, psychiatrists tend to use clonazepam because of its long half life and delayed onset of action, which makes it less Limey to be abused. Other doctors use lorazepam because it helps a lot of things.
Ativan, Klonopin (clonazepam) Stresses of marriage, separation, divorce, relationships, parenting, work, finances and medical illnesses can cause anxiety and depression Every physician and psychiatrist based upon clinical experience, prescribes Ativan (lorazepam) for Anxiety, effect lasts up to 6 hours; or Klonopin-effect lasts up to 12 hours. There are other medications for depression Therapy with medication, Relaxation, yoga helps more.
Ever since they switched my clonazepam to ativan (lorazepam) then back to clonazepam I've been worst with anxiety and depression could the ativan (lorazepam) caused this?
Kyle: it is hard to. Say. Please provide more information like other medications you are currently on and list your anxiety disease (es) like gad, sad, ptsd, ocd, panic. Restate the question and i'd hopefully in a. Better position to answer your question. Thanks. Dr. J.
Which is safer in an average dose -klonopin or ativan-for a patient with cardiac disease -that is 2 stents in lad?
Both safe. Both drugs are safe for coronary heart disease. But they have somewhat different indications. You should use the one that best suits your needs. Let your provider help guide you.