is xanax stronger then klonopin
13 Feb 2010
In my opinion, Klonopin is stronger because it has a longer half life (stays in your system longer). Xanax worked for about a week for me, then it had no effect. Xanax is a short-acting drug. I take 2mg Klonopin 3x's a day for anxiety and panic attacks. It enters the system quickly too.
13 Mar 2010
Technically, they are "ranked" as equal in 'strength' (e.g., check out the list of benzodiazepines and their equivalencies that can be found on the Ashton website, or merely searching for it on the internet). What the others above has stated is correct; Klonopin has a much longer half life than Xanax, comparatively (18-50 hours for clonazepam vs 6-12 hours for alprazolam). However, all of the equivalency charts I have come across have stated that 0.5mg of Xanax is the same as 0.5mg of Klonopin (which is the same as 1mg of Ativan, 10mg of Valium, and on and on). Lastly, however, you must keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to certain medications... for instance, I cannot take Klonopin b/c it makes me so tired, yet Xanax does not make me sleepy at all (and I know a lot of people would probably claim the exact opposite or, at the very least, say that Xanax makes them very sleepy)...
Don't know if that is of any help, but it may be what close to what you were looking for!
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