Lorazepam vs Xanax

Lorazepam
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Lorazepam is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (link kb-display="Benzodiazepines"benzodiazepine/link).
Xanax is an anxiety medication (link kb-display="Benzodiazepines"benzodiazepine/link).
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.5
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 10, 1985
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,244 Discussions
616,562 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
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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
Xan
Weakness
6
Weight Gain
5
Euphoria
5
Weight Loss
3
Hallucinations
2
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Lorazepam
Lor
Xanax
Xan
Weakness
Lor
Xan
7
6
Weight Gain
Lor
Xan
5
5
Weight Loss
Lor
Xan
3
3
Nightmares
Lor
Xan
2
0
Dry Mouth
Lor
Xan
1
1
Blisters
Lor
Xan
1
1
Blurred Vision
Lor
Xan
1
0
Apathy
Lor
Xan
1
0
Moodiness
Lor
Xan
1
0
Attempted Suicide
Lor
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Lor
6
7
Weight Gain
Xan
Lor
5
5
Euphoria
Xan
Lor
5
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Lor
3
3
Hallucinations
Xan
Lor
2
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Lor
1
1
Blisters
Xan
Lor
1
1
Impotence
Xan
Lor
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Lor
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Lor
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
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: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
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.).
Ingredients
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Lorazepam
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lorazepam and Xanax: 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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