Is Lorazepam Also Generic For Xanax

funny Says:

I just wanted to know if alprazolam is generic for xanax,is lorazepam generic for xanax too,since it seems they are both perscribed for the sam
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David Says:

Although both medications are of the Benzodiazepine drug class, Alprazolam is the one and only generic for Xanax. Lorazepam may also be used for the same purpose, but that does not necessarily mean they are the same drug.

Additionally, many patient reviews I've come across, agree that xanax is about twice as strong, but lorazepam has been known to make you more tired and your body more sedated.

You can learn more about these drugs on the page for Alprazolam Details & Lorazepam Details

I hope this info helps!

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cheublawm Says:

I agree. Xanax, or as it is known generically as alprazolam is a member of the sedetive drug group as Lorazepam (which has many brand names including Ativan.
It is difficult to compare doses and strengths between drugs as they have different effects but a typical doctor would say that a 1mg alprazolam is equivalent to a 2mg lorazepam and 10mg of diazepam. Both lorazepam and alprazolam have shorter life cycles 6-8 hours than diazepam which is 24hrs (approx).
Persoanlly I was was taking 4x1mg of xanax per day via my prescription but I tried to transfer onto the equivalent of lorazepam (4x2mg / day) and found that this was not sufficient to deal with my withdrawal pains and levels of anxiety that xanax helped me with.

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