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Can you change from Xanax to lorazepam?


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Answered 2008-11-27 22:55:32

Yes, they are both benzodiazepines so "crossing over" is possible. It should be noted, however, that Xanax is roughly twice as potent as Ativan and has a much faster half-life so it may seem like the Ativan is not as effective in someone who is used to the rapid onset of Xanax. Of course, some people find that Ativan works better than Xanax for anxiety. It just depends on the person and what your taking it for

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Xanax and Lorazepam are 2 different drugs. They are both under the class of benzodiazepines. The only noticeable difference is that lorazepam lasts longer, while xanax works faster.


Lorazepam is Ativan Alprazolam is Xanax Similar type drugs, but I believe they affect different receptors


It's not a recreational drug--there is no good high your gonna get from lorazepam--trust me -I'm on it !!!-try xanax --hits fast and hard -better than lorazepam --that's a fact ............


Both drugs belong to benzodiazepine group.


They shouldn't be taken together. They're both benzos. They can be, of course.


No. Lorazepam is a member of the benzodiazepine family of sedative/hypnotics. If it showed up in a drug test, it would show up as a positive flag for benzo's. True, Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine and will therefore show up as a positive for benzos on all standard drug tests.Lorazepam goes by the brand name Ativan, not Xanax. The generic for Xanax would simply be called Alprazolam.


Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam, Diazepam, Oxazepam (klonopin, xanax, valium, etc.)


Yes, both will show up as benzodiazepines on a test.


Lorazepam (brand name Ativan) is a Benzodiazepine. Valium (Diazepam), and Xanax (Alprazolam) are examples of other Benzodiazepines. If Lorazepam is being used to decrease anxiety, it can also be classified as an anxiolytic. Hydrocodone is a narcotic painkiller. They are totally different, except for the fact that they are both addictive.


as a benzodiazepine ...in a normal 5 panel drug test it WILL be detected as a benzo...


No, Xanax is the trade name for a drug called Alprazolam. The drug Lorazepam has a trade name of Ativan. Both are benzodiazapens that work in a similar way, however they are different drugs. The dosing is quite a bit different on these two drugs as well. Sorry about the spelling errors, as that has never been my strong point.


Lorazepam 10mg. Its like xanax. Its a benzo and prescribed to help with anxiety most often


Xanax (alprazolam)Klonopin (clonazepam)Valium (diazepam)Ativan (lorazepam)Serax (oxazepam)Librium (chlordiazepoxide)BuSpar (buspirone)


The family of antianxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines includes alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), diazepam (Valium), and lorazepam (Ativan).


I think you are thinking of Lorazepam, which is Ativan. Loratadine is not Lorazepam. It's Claritin. It's an allergy medication. Generally it's over the counter. Benzodiazepines are things like Valium, Klonopin, Xanax. Loratadine is totally different.


Xanax (alprazolam) is more potent than Ativan (lorazepam). Typically 0.5 mg of Xanax is equal to 1 mg of Ativan. However this does vary from person to person. Xanax also works faster and lasts a shorter period than Ativan. So it is logical to say that Xanax is more "powerful" because of its potency and rapid action.


Lorazepam and Xanax (alprazolam) are different drugs belonging to the same class of drugs called benzodiazepines. They are different in that they have different lengths of duration in which they are biologically active in the body, and also differ in their mean elimination times and half lives.


You can overcome anxiety with autism using tranquilizers such as Xanax (alprazolam), Ativan (lorazepam), Valium (diazepam), or Klonopin (clonazepam).



Lorazepam is the name of the drug in Lorazepam. There are no other medications in that drug. Acetaminophen is the same drug as Tylenol. There isn't any in Lorazepam.


no, lorazepam is not a narcotic


diazepam,nitrazepam,lorazepam,xanax,klonpin,librium,temazepam,oxazepam,and many others,with differant strengths,mainly used for anxiety,fits,alcohol withdrawal


You do not have to gradually wean off the Ativan (lorazepam) if switching to Xanax (alprazolam). Ativan, chemical name: lorazepam, has a weaker affinity for the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain than does Xanax, chemical name: alprazolam. In this case, the Xanax will bind more tightly to those receptors than Ativan, but the half lives of the metabolites will be about the same. If you take a proper dosage of Xanax at the usual time that you take the Ativan, you will not have to worry about withdrawal or overdosing. The metabolite half life of both lorazepam and alprazolam are both 6 to 12 hours. One half milligram of alprazolam is approximately equivalent to one milligram of lorazepam. So, if substituting for 2 milligrams of ativan, you might use 1 milligram of Xanax. I have included benzodiazepine equivalency charts in the links. However, you must do this under medical advice, since you must take an equivalent dosage of Xanax to Ativan. Your response to the metabolites of the different drugs may differ from the average.http://www.mental-health-today.com/rx/benzo.htm http://www.benzo.org.uk/bzequiv.htm Please note: I have replaced benzodiazepine chart 1 with another since it disagreed with and was less accurate than the others.Also, please take the viewpoints of benzo.org.uk with grain of salt. They expound the so called "dangers" of benzodiazepines far too much, in my opinion. And their long withdrawal schedules border on the ridiculous. Again, my opinion only.


You can take lorazepam with acetamenaphen


Benzodiazepines like Xanax (Alprazolam) Ativan (Lorazepam) Klonopin (Clonazepam) Restoril (Temazepam) Valium (Diazepam) usually prescribed for anxiety, insomnia and seizures.



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