Lorazepam vs Valium

Lorazepam
(Rx)
Valium
(Rx)
Lorazepam is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.5
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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December 10, 1985
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,003 Discussions
377,065 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks 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.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lor
Weakness
7
Weight Gain
5
Weight Loss
3
Nightmares
2
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Blurred Vision
1
Apathy
1
Moodiness
1
Attempted Suicide
1
Val
Weakness
6
Euphoria
4
Weight Gain
4
Weight Loss
3
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
Compare concerns
By:
Lorazepam
Lor
Valium
Val
Weakness
Lor
Val
7
6
Weight Gain
Lor
Val
5
4
Weight Loss
Lor
Val
3
3
Nightmares
Lor
Val
2
1
Dry Mouth
Lor
Val
1
1
Blisters
Lor
Val
1
1
Blurred Vision
Lor
Val
1
1
Apathy
Lor
Val
1
0
Moodiness
Lor
Val
1
0
Attempted Suicide
Lor
Val
1
0
Weakness
Val
Lor
6
7
Euphoria
Val
Lor
4
0
Weight Gain
Val
Lor
4
5
Weight Loss
Val
Lor
3
3
Nightmares
Val
Lor
1
2
Blisters
Val
Lor
1
1
Dry Mouth
Val
Lor
1
1
Impotence
Val
Lor
1
0
Derealization
Val
Lor
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
Lor
1
1
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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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
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
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.
Ingredients
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Lorazepam
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lorazepam and Valium: 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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