Currently on 3 mg Ativan while getting on 10 mg Celexa. Not handling the anxiety. My doctor is thinking of changing me to Klonopin. Will it work better and can I just switch straight over? What would be the dose equivalent? I am very sensitive to meds, and very concerned about withdrawals on changing. Is Klonopin stronger than Ativan? Not sure about how the doses measure up. Would it end up being too much? I am very slender, 120 lbs. I have interstitial cystitis and have lost 26 lbs in last 6 months due to anxiety and diet
Both are benzos, there is no withdrawal. I changed from Ativan to Klonopin a while back. At that time, my doctor stated that Klonopin is stronger, but I am not sure. Klonopin, however works for a longer time than Ativan, it has a longer half life. The dosage is the same. One mg. of Ativan is comparable to one mg. of Klonopin. Ask your doctor, he should be able to answer these questions.
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