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Re: switching from Xanax to Ativan gilbert

Posted by Elizabeth on December 14, 2001, at 13:29:04

In reply to Please help any happy ativan users out there , posted by gilbert on December 13, 2001, at 21:33:49

> I was recently tapered off xanax due to the short half life was driving me nuts. The doc gives me klonopin and it makes me impotent.....so today he gives me a script for .5mg ativan bid. This dose seems low. I was on on 2mg xanax. He says ativan is stronger so I should need less.

Ativan is less potent than Xanax or Klonopin. Xanax is the most potent of the three. So the equivalent dose of Ativan will be *higher* than the dose of Xanax that you had been taking, not lower (this is what "potency" means). However, you won't need to take it as many times a day -- I think most people who take Ativan on a regular basis take it three times a day or so.

-elizabeth


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