Some people feel better with a shorter agent and taking it more frequently during the day while others prefer a longer acting agent and taking it less frequent. Some people need to take Klonopin just as frequent as lorazepam. Lorazepam is a sedative hypnotic used more as a sleep aide and to decrease anxiety and usually makes you feel more relaxed.However it does not always follow what seems to be simple pharmacokinetics. Both drugs although in the same family have a slightly different mechanism of action ...I guess I meant ones that cause less physical dependence.My anxiety really is awful, and I just need some relief from it.Alcohol should be Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working.Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then Klonopin (clonazepam) although it can stay in your system for a while. Read more Lorazepam is shorter acting than clonazepam. Read more Clonazepam is used more as a muscle relaxer and should be less sedating/ relaxing than lorazepam.Consider Therapy and medication by Psychiatrist Breathing Relaxation Yoga ...Read more It is very good that you identified that these two medications belong to the same category.
I have limited experience with other benzos and will be talking to my doctor.It makes me quite tired and I can't function fully on it.Xanax has the most powerful "punch" or whatever, and lasts a short amount of time. The one's with longer half lives like klonopin and valium last much, much longer but with less sedation IME.However, there have been a few case reports about Clonazepam irritating the liver [none about Ativan] and therefore it would be considered slightly harsher. I suggest you contact your primary care physician to help with this matter. Read more These drugs are so similar there will be no discernible difference. And, remember these drugs are not curing or preventing anxiety. Rhodeola could be helpful so best to discuss with the prescribing provider. Read more It depends on your physical condition, diagnosis and the strength and dose of these medications. Their effect on the liver is probably due to a rarely produced intermediate metabolite. Read more All are sedatives but are different; clonazepam (klonopin) is long-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety @12 hours). Talk to the prescribing doctor (s) to be sure this is an appropriate combination for you. Read more Sounds like the treatment is worse than the problem of social anxiety now, severe dependence on benzodiazepines. I suggest contacting the physician prescribing your medications and asking him/her about this. Ativan may cover in a pinch, but may not be exactly equivalent to xanax (alprazolam). These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal.All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming.But because they are addictive doctors are hesitant about prescribing them to me for daily use.Any medications you have found helpful and not as sedating as xanax?