4 Sep 2012
Hello Franny 822. Xanax is a fast acting Benzodiazepine. Valium is a slow acting Benzodiazepine. Xanax is used for high stress moments. Valium is used for GAD. or general anxiety. Xanax has a quick half life. (time the drug exits your body) Valium has a long half life. Regards pledge
7 Sep 2012
Hello Franny 822,
Yes both are benzo's (anxiolytic).
The xanax has a short half life of about 6-12 hrs, whereas valium has a longer half life of about 20-100 hrs.
For fast acting xanax helps better, however, for long term valium is better.
Hope this has helped ... pamee
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