I'm used to taking Xanax for my panic attacks and was recently switched to Klonopin. I'm very scared to try it because I don't like the side effects that i get from meds. Every time I try something new I have panic attacks and think I'm having a bad reaction. Are they pretty much the same?
Is klonopin pretty much the same as xanax?
Question posted by Reenah on 21 March 2011
Last updated on 25 April 2017
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Klonipin is longer acting and stays in your system longer, but might not work as fast.
Hi , does any one know if i take 0.5 mg of klonopin will i feel and will it help with anxiety or will i have to take a 1 mg . please can some one help.
I've taken Xanax over the years for anxiety and I actually loved it for how it helped the anxiety go away almost instantly. Now I'm prescribed Klonopin and I don't feel the same effects that I did from xanax. I'm currently taking 0.5 mg so maybe my Dr needs to up my dosage.
Xanax and Klonopin are both in the same family called benzodiazapene, although xanax kicks in quicker it doesn't stay in your body as long as klonopin, klonopin takes a little longer to kick in but is active in your system longer... I am on klonopin and prefer it over xanax for it works for many more hrs then the xanax does... hope this helps..
They are the same in the type of drug class they're in called benzodiazepines.Only Xanax is more of a short acting benzo,whereas klonipine is more of a longer acting benzo..Hope that pretty much awnsers your question.
They are the same in the type of drug class they're in called benzodiazepines.Only Xanax is more of a short acting benzo,whereas klonipine is more of a longer acting benzo..Hope that pretty much wanders your question.
Klonopin lasts longer - it is the choice for sleep disorders because it last for 8 hrs and doesn't make you sleepy during the day.
I don't think you have anything to worry about with this Klonopin is also related to Xanax it is also a Benzodiazepine drug and it works in a very similar way to Xanax, it is indicated for panic attacks and also for people who have seizures, its simply going to do pretty much what the xanax would do, I understand your fears I use to experience panic attacks and for anyone who has never experienced this words are inadequate to express what a horrible experience it is to have and to live through something like this, take care
Both Xanax and Klonopin are benxodiazepines that are prescribed for anxiety and panic attacks. They have similar action time, and Klonopin stays in the body a while longer than Xanax. Klonopin has less troublesome side effects than Xanax according to the clinical studies. Might be why the doctor is switching you.
All in all, they are pretty much the same. Hope this has helped, if you have further questions please post anytime,
Both meds are almost the same, why did the doc prescribe Klonopin? Perhaps please do discuss it with your doc., if you feel its uncomfortable taking a new med.
Take care, be well!
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