Is 2 mg of alprazolam(Xanax) equivalent to 5mg of diazopam(valium)?
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2mgs of xanax is equal to 20mgs of diazepam (or Valium) if my math is correct, and it may well NOT be correct. (5 mgs of diaz equals .50 of xanax)
The difference (this is just my opinion) is that Xanax seems to affect the mind only (major panic attacks) where Valium affects the mind and body, it relaxes neck muscles, and surrounding areas. Now this is just my opinion and I am not in the medical field. I am a patient! I have both at my disposal and these are only my conclusions. (i've simplified it too much!)
If you look up, to the blue bar above, find 'Drugs A to Z' you may investigate this further, look up both medications.
Any minute someone will come along with a bit better and more detailed explaination than mine, I'm sure. I just wanted to give you a basic answer until someone more knowledgable can answer you.
I was a healthcare professional and I totally agree with sweet lemon. Valium, in my opinion, is the best skeletal muscle relaxant ever made, too bad it is not used for that. It is also a benzodiazepine which is a type of tranquilizer taken for mood disorders. Xanax has none of the muscle relaxant qualities, but is a benzodiazepine and is also used to manage anxiety, panic disorders, social anxiety, agoraphobia and a bunch of other things.
Hope than helped alittle,
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