Is lorazepam the same as clonazepam?
Question posted by sabbi on 17 June 2010
Last updated on 24 July 2018 by MrCJ9091
The are both benzodiazepines.
I just ran out of clonazepam , I just want to know if it is safe to take lorazepam until I get my prescription for my clonazepam?
I've always taken clonazepam (Klonopin) -- I believe that it is a long acting benzo compared to lorazepam (Avitan) few hours -- I read that clonazepam can actually worsen depression.
Avitan-lorazepam/ The half-life is 4 hours. That means that it will decrease by half every four hours. For example, if you take 1 mg, you will have .5mg in your bloodstream after 4 hours, .25 after 8 hours, .125 mg after 12 hrs, and .06 mg after 16 hrs, .03 after 20 hrs, and .015mg after 24 hrs., etc.
Klonopin- Clonazepam has a much weaker sedative effect.
Both benzos, and like all benzos are very addicting.
Lorazepam is the generic name for Ativan; which is a benzo that functions as a sedative, hypnotic, and antianxiety med. It can be prescribed for anxiety, irritability, alcohol withdrawal, and some seizure activities. Clonazepam is the generic name for Klonopin; which is a benzo derivative that acts as an anticonvulsant. It can be prescribed seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. I would NOT recommend taking one as a replacement for the other without consulting your physician first. Hope this helps.
Lorazepam and clonazepam are the same as Ativan and Klonopin. Both pretty much do the same thing. They are both benzodiazepine medications. However I'm not sure if they act the same way on a person. Hopefully someone who know a bit more about these two meds could help you out much better than I can. Good Luck.
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