Because I know that benzodiazepines like xanax, ativan, klonopin, and diazapam normally come in 1 or 2 mg's, but Valium comes in five and ten mg's...
Valium is very effective. In fact, it used to be the go-to drug for anxiety but it is very habit forming and newer drugs came out (like Xanax) so it isnt used as much anymore. It was way over used in the 60's and 70's to where it was almost cliche to be hooked on Valium. You cant really look at mgs to decide if a drug is effective or not. Milligram to milligram, one may be more potent but that has no bearing on its effectiveness. Valium comes in a 2mg dose as well as 5mg and 10mg. Valium is also one of the best muscle relaxants on the market that actually does have a direct effect on the muscles (unlike a lot of drugs classed as muscle relaxants that act by overall sedation rather than actual direct effects to the muscle) but again, valium is not used as much because the risk of being habit forming. You might want to check with your prescriber to be sure he/she is okay with you using valium. If he checks your urine, diazepam has different metabolites than alprazolam.
Just food for thought. When it comes to controlled substances, some doctors are very strict on you not using anything other than what is prescribed. Some will even refuse to prescribe for you if they find a substance they did not authorize for you to be using. You wouldnt want to jeopardize your relationship with your doctor.
I take a benzo, well 2 xanax and klonopin, I have tried generics, and I personally prefer the brand names,well, we all react differently to medications, active and inactive ingredients, plus I get the brand names at a low cost 90 klonopins for, you would not believe it, well I am not in the U.S. at the mo.
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