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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. Read more...

Does 1 mg of ativan have the same effect as 1 mg of xanax (alprazolam)?

Usually NOT... Although Ativan (lorazepam) and xanax (alprazolam) are in the same class of agents, pharmacologically, they have different "half-lives", the time it takes to metabolize them, and there is some evidence that they may have different affinity for certain benzodiazepine receptor subtypes. This is why one may work better for generalized anxiety while the other may work better for "panic" anxiety. 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...