Xanax Vs Klonopin

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Raven_Walkingstick Says:


I have been on Xanax for many years and it seems to not work anymore. The doctor prescribed Klonopin for me today, is there or will there be any side effects from changing from one medication to the other?



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loreli Says:

i to have been taking xanax for awhile now,my drs. have now precribed klonopin,what is the difference between the two meds.???

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Verwon Says:

Not a very significant difference, they are both Benzodiazepines, so they work in your body in the same way. The dosages and bass chemical active ingredient differ slightly, so sometimes when you have built a tolerance up to one form, you can switch to another to regain efficacy.


The active med in Xanax is called Alprazolam, here's the monograph for more info:

Xanax Info Click Here



Klonopin is Clonazepam.

Klonopin Info Click Here


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Misty Says:

Klonopin is a longer acting benzo. just as strong if not stronger.


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shannon Says:
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Klonopin lasts twice as long as xanax. That is y most docs prescribe it instead, n xanax, I found for me stopped working as well as it did when I first began using it. So I find that I had to use more, and eventually I was taking 12 mgs a day. Now I.take 4 mgs of klonopin..good. Idk hope it helped.

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Eddy Says:

Xanax is best for anxiety. Klonopin makes you more foggy yet supposedly easier to get off of?

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Rome Says:

Does mylan 457 help to lower your blood pressure?

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Kevin Says:

I have been on Xanax for more than 20 years, and I have bad pain and I suffer from panic attacks. I have never seen it so bad, and the Dr. Looks at you like your a criminal and they have given me all my medication, so what is the problem? please try to understand. I'm in Brooklyn, NY. I have been here my whole life. please let me know if you find a Doctor that is not a hip a critic, because I actually need my medication that l receive from them for treatment, please understand that l have been under the Doctor's care. Why do they act like l just walk in the pharmacy and pick them off the shelf? Please, I'm not asking for the world, just my medication they have always been giving me. Why change now? Just a normal Doctor that doesn't look at you like a drug addict. The pharmaceutical industry makes these medications so they can make our lives better, Don't They! Please Help.

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Trixie pa Says:
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Since 2014 zanez and other benzo's have been changed from a schedule 4 to a schedule 8 so many doctors won't prescribe zanez to the same degree they offer cell did. Government over reach or keeping us safe? I think it irresponsible for Dr's not to share with patients what reasons they have for stopping to fI'll a script or not tapering you down!

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TT Says:
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I just received a letter from my primary dr who I've been seeing for 20 yrs, stating he was dropping me as a patient as of the date on the letter and it was non negotiable. I called the office immediately only to get a 'I'm not sure' answer. Now 15 yrs ago he put me on Xanax 1mg 3 times a day and 13 years ago he but me on 20 mg 3 times a day of Adderall. 3 1/2 yrs ago I hurt my back and had to have back surgery.. when i got out of the hospital I was in a nursing home for 3 yrs I've between home 1 yr now. Anyway I had to find a pain management dr to prescribe my pain pills because it was more than my primary dr wanted to write. So I did find one and been seeing them every month for my opioids and every other month to my primary for Xanax, Adderall, and other routine meds. Note they tell me it's a conflict of interest since I'm getting narcotics from 2 different dr.'s even though he told me to go to pain management. He won't refill any of my scripts not even till i find a dr. This is when he should have talked to me about this problem and started maybe whining me down or off instead of having me go cold turkey till I can find a dr and who knows if the Dr will put me back on. I am 55 yrs old and need another back surgery. The surgeon has already told me with the first surgery that I'll never be pain free so shouldn't it be my choice if I want to be on all the narcotics and why after a yr really 3 counting the nursing home did he decide all this wasn't good for me and just let me go. I realize there's an illicit drug problem but what about the people that really need the meds. I would rather live what life I have left in less pain, free from depression and panic attacks than live what life I have left in pain and just right out miserable. This is what I think should my choice. How do I want to spent the life I have left. Just needed to vent. Thanks for listening.

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