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Re: Valium vs Librium chemist

Posted by paulbwell on June 22, 2004, at 18:10:22

In reply to Re: Valium vs Librium TDog, posted by chemist on June 22, 2004, at 16:42:27

> > Which is better, valium or librium, for the immediate relief of anxiety for a person with an anxiety disorder? Which is stronger? More addictive?
>
> *** in prn dosing, valium. librium - chlordiazepoxide - was the first benzodiazepene synthesized, just a tidbit. i have read that relative potency for librium is about twice that of valium. however, valium is very strong stuff, and my experience with librium is very limited. if i had to choose, i would go with ativan (see below) for prn dosing, although valium's onset of action is faster than ativan in prn dosing ****
> >
> > Also, I am already on klonopin and am looking for a fast acting benzo like valium and librium. i'd like to avoid xanax. how is ativan? would it be better than valium? is it more addictive than valium?
>
> *** valium, ativan, and xanax are roughly equal in terms of abuse potential. ativan's onset of action is slower than that of valium for prn dosing, however, the anxiolytic effect lasts longer. in my opinion, ativan is a better choice given that you already have a steady-state of klonopin and the breakthrough panic/anxiety will be handled by ativan; no need to bring in the heavy stuff, in my opinion. all the best, chemist ***
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> > any comments or answers would be greatly appreciative. Thank you! -TDog
>

Valium, very strong stuf?? explain I havn't noticed this.
What about Seconal? Nembutal? Qualuued? I thought these were very strong stuf??


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