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Does a 5 mg valium equal a 1mg xanax?

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Inactive 23 Jul 2011

5 mg's of Valium (Diazepam) is approximately equal to 0.25 mg's of Xanax (Alprazolam).

So 20 mg´s of valium would be equal to 1 mg of xanax.

Have a good weekend,

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puckiemull 23 Jul 2011

Hiya maso,
Excuse me for butting in on the q!
Would you recommend xanax over valium then for severe anxiety?My doc offered me valium yesterday as i'm suffering very badly with panic attacks,just a small amount to keep me going til i see my physc tue,but i refused and said i'd stick with the xanax(what i'm used to)she gave me 3mg to take 3 tid.
Do you think i made the right decision?

Inactive 23 Jul 2011

Hi

I agree with you (xanax).

Take care.

Dieselchick623 19 Aug 2014

Thank you so much for your information!!!

Eileenlsiever 10 Sep 2016

I have been on 1 mg xanax 4 times a day for two year i would run out and buy them i was so high i couldn't tell you my name most days i now take 2mg of valium two times a day and i fell like iam alive again. stay away from xanax if you can

LauraNJ 11 Mar 2017

Valium saved me when I had panic attacks and anxiety, along with therapy. Tried a xanax or two years later... nothing! Always have my valium in the house, as a safety measure. Don't ever want anxiety back. Don't take it unless you need it. It relaxes your thoughts so you don't dwell on how you are feeling.

bt74600 7 Jul 2017

I have been taking 4mg of xanax for insomnia, but it's not working as well as it did (I've taken it for over 5 years). Does Valium help with insomnia?

Ldn90 12 Aug 2017

You build up tolereance to benzo's very quickly, they well be working but you wount feel anthing because you have been on them for a while. Just give them up for a good few weeks and you'll feel it from one 2mg. I know all this from experience and have to take 15 or so to feelanyrhing

Inactive 15 Aug 2017

For bt74600, I'd say the best benzodiazepine for insomnia would be temazepam aka restoril

Bekkahbeebees 1 May 2018

I would like to put an opinion our there at one point I was taking Xanax and diazepam and was later put on Klonopin better drug took less often and has a 24 hour half life , great drug!!!

Bekkahbeebees 1 May 2018

I would like to put an opinion our there at one point I was taking Xanax and diazepam and was later put on Klonopin better drug took less often and has a 24 hour half life , great drug!!!

Buizel666 16 Aug 2018

Valium comes in 5 and 10 mg tablets. I’m prescribed 4 5 mg tablets a day which comes out to 20 mg and is the equivalent of a 2 mg Xanax bar. I switched from 2 mg of Xanax a day to 20 mg Valium cuz the Xanax is not long lasting at all. Xanax last about 4 hours 5 if your lucky but all depends on body and how your brain is wired but that affects everything you take. Valium last from 6 up to 8 hours with at least 12 hours of residual effects meaning it likes to linger around. I like both honestly and your going to take what you want and believe what you what cuz that’s the way it is. I just wanted to put my 2 cents in on the subject cuz I keep seeing ignorance about Valium. And I’m not insulting anyone when I say that I’m just saying you don’t know about the drug. It dousnt take 20 mg Valium to equal 1 mg or half a bar Xanax. Just no. I hope someone learns from this.

Lisaane 19 Jun 2019

I don't understand why a doctor would offer you value when you already have a prescription for Xanax. I agree with you though to stay with the word medication that you're prescribed and not Take to benzodiazepines at the same time. if you ran out of your Xanax he may have been offering you the valium to keep you out of withdrawal until you could see your prescribing physician of the Xanax. It is never okay to mix to benzodiazepines. This is a serious health risk

caganelisabeth 29 Oct 2017

Yes

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Lovvieedovviee 16 Nov 2017

I just got switched to 10mg of Valium 3x day from xanex 2 mg 3x day is that equal?

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WildcatVet 16 Nov 2017

Yes... more or less. Valium works more slowly and lasts longer and Xanax works more quickly and wears off much faster.

Lovvieedovviee 16 Nov 2017

Ty wildcat, I wasn't sure because the numbers are so different and my Dr didn't say. So ty!!

lil_britt29 21 Dec 2017

Not exactly 2 mgs of xanax is closer to 20 mgs of valium.

armyvet2000 1 Jun 2018

NO. your original dose was 4 times stronger!!

Buizel666 16 Aug 2018

Your right. Valium comes in 5 and 10 mg tablets. I’m prescribed 4 5 mg tablets a day which comes out to 20 mg and is the equivalent of a 2 mg Xanax bar. I switched from 2 mg of Xanax a day to 20 mg Valium cuz the Xanax is not long lasting at all. Xanax last about 4 hours 5 if your lucky but all depends on body and how your brain is wired but that affects everything you take. Valium last from 6 up to 8 hours with at least 12 hours of residual effects meaning it likes to linger around. I like both honestly and your going to take what you want and believe what you what cuz that’s the way it is. I just wanted to put my 2 cents in on the subject cuz I keep seeing ignorance about Valium. And I’m not insulting anyone when I say that I’m just saying you don’t know about the drug. It dousnt take 20 mg Valium to equal 1 mg or half a bar Xanax. Just no. I hope someone learns from this.

GapDragon 26 Nov 2018

2mg Xanax is equal to 40 mg of Valium. .25mg of Xanax is equal to 5mg of Valium.

Lisaane 19 Jun 2019

Xanax is a much stronger benzodiazepine than valium. According to my Doctor who is weaning me off Xanax two 10 mg Valiums are equivalent to 1 mg of Xanax however stay in your system longer than Xanax.

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