These drugs seem so similar. I've been given diazepam by one doctor and previously given lorazepam by another; both for anxiety. What's the basic difference in the outcome?
12 May 2013
Ativan works faster so it tackles down anxiety & panic within 10-15mins.
Valium works within 30mins and it last longer than Ativan.
Ativan is a fast acting benzo which makes it in a way more addicting, but Klonopin and Xanax are the more powerful in the benzo family.
Just be careful mixing them and try not to take them regularly and for long period of time, because the withdrawals are just outrageous!
Take care of yourself!
31 Jul 2011
Diazepam because of it's longer-acting effects. I take 1 Diazepam 10mg once a day as needed for Muscle Spasm only, & I have Anxiety & Panic Disorders, so it does help keep Anxietys under control with use of less pills. Lorazepam is a short-acting Benzo but is good for on the spot Anxiety & Panic Attacks then you'd have to be taking them all day.
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