Lorazepam vs. Clonazepam? Which medication makes you feel more relaxed?

Lorazepam > sedation. Clonazepam is used more as a muscle relaxer and should be less sedating/ relaxing than lorazepam. Lorazepam is a sedative hypnotic used more as a sleep aide and to decrease anxiety and usually makes you feel more relaxed. Both drugs although in the same family have a slightly different mechanism of action.

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Lorazepam vs. Clonazepam? Which medication makes you feel more relaxed?

Individual variation. Lorazepam is shorter acting than clonazepam. Some people feel better with a shorter agent and taking it more frequently during the day while others prefer a longer acting agent and taking it less frequent. However it does not always follow what seems to be simple pharmacokinetics. I.E. Some people need to take Klonopin just as frequent as lorazepam. For more info, check suggested healthtap apps. Read more...