Posted by willyee on August 31, 2005, at 2:27:17
In reply to Is Clonazepam a high potency benzodiazepine?, posted by rjlockhart98 on August 30, 2005, at 22:56:14
Due to its very long half life,it is one of the stronger ones used.I *think* klonopin has a half life of around 12 hrs,imnot sure but compare that to say xanax and u have a med for two different purposes,klonopin for gad,xanax for panic attacks.
They all kinda share there potency,just little differeces here and there.One might opt a doc to use one or the other,but klonopin is used often because the half life being so long allows for more of an effective anxiety reliaf period,as well as cuts back on short and swift rebounds that xanax for example has.
You also have time frames for which the med takes to become active,all these factors usualy come into play and end up beinging klonopin and xanax to the forefront of use,but probuably because of these factors not because one is any *stronger* than the other.Certain people/condtions call for certain benzos riding on its specific characteristics.
Just to note,benzos are all actualy considered MINOR tranquilzers as the barbiutes and anti-psyhcotics are considered MAJOR tranqulizers.
So next time klonopin knocks u on ur ars--- just rember your simply on a MINOR tranquilzer and dont sweat it lol.