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Re: medications DepNYer

Posted by chemist on May 24, 2004, at 22:00:35

In reply to Re: medications, posted by DepNYer on May 24, 2004, at 16:10:20

> > > what is the difference in strength between klonopin and valium (dosage comparison
> >
> > hello there....valium is 10 to 20 times more potent than klonopin, which seems contrary to the observation that valium is usually dispensed in the 5 to 20 mg range (per day) while klonopin is in the 0.5 to 3 or 4 mg range (per day). all the best, chemist
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> Actually, on a dosage comparison basis, 1 mg of Klonopin would correspond to an equivalent dose of 10 mg of Valium (approximately). This has nothing to do with potency, although potency is really not an issue when comparing benzos strictly for their anxiolyic properties.
>
>
actually, it has do do with active metabolites. need refs? will provide...all the best, chemist


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