This question has also been asked and answered here: Klonopin vs Xanax - How are they different?
Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam) are all benzodiazepines. They are all in the same class and work similarly. They are all tranquilizers that act against anxiety and produce sedation.
The basic difference between these two drugs is:
Xanax tablets come in 0.25mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, and 2 mg strengths and are indicated for the relief of anxiety.
Klonpoin tablets come in 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2mg strengths and are indicated for the relief of panic disorder or seizures.
Milligrams are relative and are therefore unique to each drug.
The effect either of these drugs would have on you would depend on the quantity you take. Also, patients usually report that the relief provided by a single prescribed dose of Xanax can last up to four hours, and the relief provided by a single prescribed dose of Klonopin can last up to eight hours.
Hope this has helped.
I've been prescribed xanax and klonopin at different times in the past, and find that 1mg xanax knocks me out within minutes whereas 1mg kpins just relax me along with a slight buzz... not bad. Takes a little while to kick in but once it does it stays with you for quite some time... unlike xanax... with those the effect wears off fast and you need more... which only made me extremely tired.
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Okay here's the Scoop: Ativan is the lowest of the four groups of benzos; then there's Valium; than Klonopin; and Xanax. Xanax only lasts for about 4 hours so if you're sick or going through withdrawal you're better off with Klonopi. But the milligrams are the same however with an Ativan, there are 10mg which is the equivalent 1mg of Klonopin or xanax and Valium, I believe also comes in 10mg and 5mg would be equivalent to a 0.5 of Xanax or Klonopin.
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