Diazepam vs Lorazepam

Diazepam
(Rx)
Lorazepam
(Rx)
Diazepam is an anxiety medication and an epilepsy medication (benzodiazepine).
Lorazepam is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.4
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.5
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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September 4, 1985
December 10, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
124,373 Discussions
74,084 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Addiction
#4 for Depression
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Panic
#8 for Spasms
#9 for Seizures
#10 for Sedation
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Dizziness
#13 for Shaking
Diazepam is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Panic Attacks and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Panic
#7 for Nausea
#8 for Seizures
#9 for Restlessness
#10 for Sedation
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#14 for Sedative
#15 for GAD
#16 for Vomiting
#17 for Shaking
Lorazepam is prescribed for Anxiety and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, Insomnia and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dia
Euphoria
7
Weakness
6
Weight Gain
3
Blisters
3
Hallucinations
2
Weight Loss
2
Itching
1
Dry Mouth
1
Bleeding
1
Impotence
1
Lor
Weakness
6
Weight Gain
5
Weight Loss
2
Nightmares
2
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Blurred Vision
1
Apathy
1
Moodiness
1
Attempted Suicide
1
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Diazepam
Dia
Lorazepam
Lor
Euphoria
Dia
Lor
7
0
Weakness
Dia
Lor
6
6
Weight Gain
Dia
Lor
3
5
Blisters
Dia
Lor
3
1
Hallucinations
Dia
Lor
2
0
Weight Loss
Dia
Lor
2
2
Itching
Dia
Lor
1
0
Dry Mouth
Dia
Lor
1
1
Bleeding
Dia
Lor
1
0
Impotence
Dia
Lor
1
0
Weakness
Lor
Dia
6
6
Weight Gain
Lor
Dia
5
3
Weight Loss
Lor
Dia
2
2
Nightmares
Lor
Dia
2
0
Dry Mouth
Lor
Dia
1
1
Blisters
Lor
Dia
1
3
Blurred Vision
Lor
Dia
1
0
Apathy
Lor
Dia
1
0
Moodiness
Lor
Dia
1
0
Attempted Suicide
Lor
Dia
1
0
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Kit: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 5-7.5-10 mg, 12.5-15-17.5-20 mg
Solution: , 5 mg/5 mL (1 mg/mL), 5 mg/5 mL (1 mg/mL, 5 mL), 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Concentrate: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Solution: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Syringe: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Concentrate: 2 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.). , Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Diazepam , Diazepam/Soybean Oil
Lorazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diazepam and Lorazepam: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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