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What is the difference between alprazolam and diazepam?

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In brief: Lasting

Alprazolam is fast acting benzodiazepine and diazepan is a long acting one.
First one like 3 hours and the later one 12 hours mor or less depending on patient health status and metabolism.

In brief: Lasting

Alprazolam is fast acting benzodiazepine and diazepan is a long acting one.
First one like 3 hours and the later one 12 hours mor or less depending on patient health status and metabolism.
Dr. Hector Gerardo Amaya Chinchilla
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Length of action

Alprazolam (xanax) & diazepam (valium) both belong to a family of anxiety meds called benzodiazepines.
Alprazolam is relatively short-acting (less than 24 hrs) & diazepam is long-acting (more than 100 hrs). Diazepam is also used as a muscle relaxer and for certain types of seizures. Alprazolam is considered to have more addictive potential than diazepam but both must be used with caution.

In brief: Length of action

Alprazolam (xanax) & diazepam (valium) both belong to a family of anxiety meds called benzodiazepines.
Alprazolam is relatively short-acting (less than 24 hrs) & diazepam is long-acting (more than 100 hrs). Diazepam is also used as a muscle relaxer and for certain types of seizures. Alprazolam is considered to have more addictive potential than diazepam but both must be used with caution.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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