Which drug stays in your system longer, ativan or xanax (alprazolam)?

Benzodiazepines & UA. They are literally the same chemicals. If you need to pass a ua they may be in the system up to six weeks. Benzodiazepines stay around a very long time.

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Help! Taking ativan 1mg. I started 0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) as replacement 4 ativan. Don't like how I feel on xanax (alprazolam). How long b4 Xanax (alprazolam) is out and can resume ativan?

Please. Ask your doctor directly, let her/him know what is going on with your medications, provide her/him with all info regarding all the medications u r taking. S/he will help you the best. This forum is not intended to replace face to face consultation. Be safe, follow your doctor prescription and refrain to self medicate urself. Thank u! Read more...

Can I just switch from 0.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to 1mg ativan without any problems? Been on Xanax (alprazolam) at HS for a long time. Md thinks I need something longer act.

Benzos. The half life of oral Ativan is 8-24 hours; that of xanax (alprazolam) is 6-27 hours. If your doctor wants a longer acting benzo, Clonazepam half life is 19-60 hours. Might want to discuss this with your doctor. Read more...
Why the switch? I'm unsure if you're asking if you can switch w/o any adverse effects or it's more "dr. Wants to change rx" question. Either way, these are (short acting) benzos & may help you fall asleep, but not stay asleep. You may also wish to google "benzo equivalency chart" and you can see what's=to what.There are more modern drugs used worldwide for sleep tx. (z-drugs) is your rx for anxiety or insomnia? Read more...

I know ativan and Xanax (alprazolam) are in the same drug class but what are some of the differences between the 2 drugs?

Ativan vs Xanax (alprazolam) Both Ativan (lorazepam) and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepine tranquilizers. The main differences clinically are that Ativan is longer-acting and slightly more sedating than xanax. Most agree that xanax is more potent than Ativan on a milligram-for-milligram basis, and probably more addictive. However, both are considered high-potency benzodiazepines and both can lead to drug dependence. Read more...

My Dr prescribed me xanax, (alprazolam) I took a 0.5 mg at ativan bc I ran out of my Xanax (alprazolam) he drug tested me 5 hours after I took it.... how much will show up?

Tell Dr. Instead of worrying about the medication not prescribed by your treating dr. showing up in the urine, you need to be honest with the dr. and let them know you took a different medication from someone else? You need to be honest and have a trusting relationship with your treating Dr. or you will only be fooling yourself. Read more...

What are safe drugs to use for anxiety. After reading about ativan and Xanax (alprazolam) they sound like bad drugs.?

Therapy often better. Yes, tranquilizers are bad for anxiety. They're addictive & don't teach you how to deal w the feelings, just medicate them away. Many therapies, while more work, are much more effective in long term improvement for anxiety. What treatment is best depends on the type of anxiety you have. Consult a therapist specializing in anxiety. Ssris are called antidepressants but can be useful along w therapy. Read more...

What's your opinion on taking a long acting benzodiazepine bid, in combination with a very short acting one (Xanax, Ativan) prn? I've been on Xanax 2m

Not a good idea. The benzodiazepines such as Xanax or Ativan are addicting. I suggest you speak with your prescriber about alternatives such as behavioral therapy, alternative anxiety meds and serotonergic meds. Read more...