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1. alprazolam(Xanax) is way more powerful, Ativan isn't even is potent as Valium trust me Xanax is the way to go either that or klonopin but I prefer Xanax

2. I've tried both. I currently have access to both. Ativan hits harder and produces a more euphoric feel for me. The only problem is it only last about 20 - 30 min tops. Xanax just makes me fall asleep. I also am always off balance in the morning after doing xanax the night before.

3. As you can see, it's quite subjective. Objectively speaking, the statements "Xanax is way more powerful" and "ativan isn't even as potent as Valium" are false. Xanax IS a powerful med, with a potency trailing only Halcion and Klonopin in the U.S. Ativan is one of the more potent benzodiazepines as well, with a strength equal to that of flunitrazepam (Rohypnol or "roofies" though it does not behave the same pharmacologicaly) It [Ativan] is about five times more potent than Valium, thus it is dosed in smaller amounts, so Valium, when adjusted for potency, may "feel" stronger to some than Ativan to some.

Though equivalency charts vary, the standard equivalent doses for the four main benzos are 0.5mg Xanax = 10mg Valium (gold standard) = 1-2mg Ativan = 0.25-0.5mg Klonopin (I've found the potency of Klonopin to be exaggerated. It is probably closer to 0.5mg than 0.25mg and Ativan to be underestimated, probably closer to 1mg than 2mg, but again... each person will perceive any of these drugs differently)

The reason Xanax is probably often perceived as "more powerful" is because it has a quick onset and short duration of action. So it hits the individual taking it quickly, strongly, and wears off quickly as well. Ativan, on the other hand has a moderate half-life and duration of action, so it is felt more gradually and the effects stay longer before wearing off a little more gradually. (Unless taken under the tongue. It is then absored directly into venous circulation and it's are felt within minutes)

Personally, I prefer Ativan and Tranxene. Xanax does what it's supposed to do and obliterates anxiety, but the potential for addiction, in my opinion, outweighs its benefits. Valium and Tranxene are almost identical, with Tranxene having one major metabolite which is the principal metabolite of Valium and Valium having several-- they are the longest acting benzos. The quality and characteristics of Ativan work best for me. It is like a cross between Xanax and Valium, IMO. I don't care for Klonopin as it causes increased aggression and anger for me. But it does work- can also be taken sublingually for panic and is VERY effective.

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What is stronger Ativan or Xanax?

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.

What is the difference between Xanax and Ativan?

What is the difference between ativan and xanax?

Is Ativan stronger then Xanax?

Ativan can be stronger than Xanax. However, it depends on the milligram dosage. Both Ativan and Xanax are anti-anxiety prescription medications.

Is xanax stronger then Ativan?

Ativan can be stronger than Xanax. However, it depends on the milligram dosage. Both Ativan and Xanax are anti-anxiety prescription medications.

1 mg Ativan equals how many mg xanax?

1 mg of ativan equals roughly 0.5 mg of xanax, which is the more potent of the 2 benzos

Is xanax more addictive than Ativan?

It's hard to say. Although Lorazepam (Ativan) is said to be more addictive, if you're using the drugs recreationally Alprazolam (Xanax) definitely packs a bigger punch in terms of the "high". Ativan is more like just being tranquil and relaxed, whereas Xanax gives you quite a rush. The euphoria is definitely more pronounced. Recreationally, I find Xanax to be much more addictive, however the facts state that Ativan is the more addictive of the two.

What is more powerful Xanax or Zoloft?

Xanax is more powerful. Zoloft is meant for people who should not take xanax, because they have a history of abusing drugs.

You ran out of your 5 Ativan and you are wondering if you csn tske 5 xnax instead?

Ativan and Xanax do NOT have equivalent dosing.So no, .5 ativan does not equal .5 xanax.Also, Xanax tends to be more sedating and faster acting than ativan; it also (for most people) gets out of your system faster.

Is Prozac a benzodiazapine?

No, It is a SSRI. Benzo's are xanax and ativan.

What is the safest benzodiazepine?

Ativan or Librium. Avoid Xanax.

Can you mix Ativan and xanax?

A person should not mix Ativan and Xanax. This is because the two drugs work with the body in the same way and could cause an overdose.

How do you compare strengths of a 1mg xanax to a 1mg Ativan?

I would consider the Xanax much stronger.

Is Zoloft in the same drug related family as xanax or Ativan?

No zoloft is an anti depressant while Xanax and Ativan are anti anxiety medications that belong in the benzodiazepine famy

Can you tell the difference between Ativan and xanax in a drug test?


How many 1mg Ativan will equal 2mg xanax?


Can you take Ativan and Xanax together?

Taking Xanax and Ativan together is absolutely UNSAFE. They are both in a class of drugs called Benzodiazepines. The main difference in the two is that Ativan is longer lasting than Xanax. I am no Doctor, but I would advise strongly against taking these two drugs together.

Is Xanax stronger Ativan?

hmmmm i feel like they are equals, but xanax makes me real mellow so does ativan, ur just gonna have to "feel" urself when u take them

Can someone take Ativan zoloft and xanax bars at the same time?

can zolof and xanax taken at the same time

What drugs can show up as benzodiazepine?

Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan

Can drug test detect the difference between Ativan and xanax?


What is the difference between zanex and Ativan?

These two drugs are VERY similar. Xanax is about twice as potent as Ativan and is longer-acting.

How many milligrams of Ativan equal 1 milligram of clonazepam?

What is stronger a 1 milligram ativan or a 1 milligram xanax

What are the benefits of Valium compard to Ativan or xanax?

Valium has a elimination half-life of 20-100 hours whereas Xanax's is 6-12 hours and Ativan's half life is10-20 hours.

Ativan or Xanax what is more addictive?

They are both addictive-they are a schedule #4 drug,which means out of a schedule from 1-5 they are considered to be one of the least addictive,but with my prior experience with both-I find that Xanax is more addictive-this is a quick acting benzodiazapine,where ativan is a long active-they are both nerve pills,but ativan is also an antisiezure medication as well. Xanax if you take large amounts or have been taking it for a long period of time-the withdrawl does include seizures,and believe me I've had em!!!

Is Xanax an amphetamine?

NO, it is anti anxiety, like Valium and ativan, and it makes you drowsy

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