VALIUM Compared to XANAX?

Alright I'm usually used to Xanax, and I now have 5mg valium. How many mg's of valium is equivilant to 1 mg of xanax

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  • 9 years ago
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    The other answers are incorrect.

    Here is information to compare/contrast the two drugs-

    Xanax (alprazolam)

    Pharmacological class: triazolobenzodiazepine

    Onset of action : intermediate

    Peak plasma concentration: 1-2 hours

    Half-life: 12-15 hrs [no major metabolite]

    Duration of action: 4 hrs (potentially as long as 6 hrs)

    Valium (diazepam)

    Pharmacological class: 2-Ketobenzodiazepine ("classical")

    Onset of action: rapid

    Peak plasma concentration: 0.5-2 hrs

    Half-life: 20-80 hrs [50-100 hrs for active metabolite]

    Duration of action: 8-12 hrs

    Xanax is a highly potent benzodiazepine where as Valium has a low potency. Most estimations consider 0.5 mg of Xanax to be equivalent to 10 mg of Valium although some sources indicate that 0.5 mg of Xanax is equal to 5 mg of Valium.

    Xanax, when taken continuously, normally needs to be taken 4 (sometimes 3) times daily for continuous effect. Valium is typically taken 2-3 times daily although it is occasionally given four times daily.

    Source(s): M.D., C.M. psychiatry, internal medicine (Québec) Hons. BSc pharmacology Xanax product monograph (Health Canada) Valium product monograph (Health Canada) Lexi-Comp
  • 9 years ago

    10 mg valium equals 1 mg xanax. Valium lasts longer, though. I prefer klonopin the most.

    Source(s): Benzodiazepine dose equivalency chart
  • 9 years ago

    Valium lasts longer, and Xanax can make some people depressed, specially on arising the next day. You can also try Tranxene for anxiety and/or sleep.

  • 3 years ago

    by utilising potential, 0.5mg dose of Xanax (Alprazolam) is approximately equivalent to 10mg of Diazepam (Valium). yet taking 0.5mg Xanax does not equivalent taking 10mg Diazepam. They paintings in a various way. Xanax is quicker, yet its action quickly fades away (and you may might desire to repeat the dose). Diazepam's outcomes are felt later in assessment to Xanax, yet Diazepam keeps to be longer on your device, and you do not might desire to repeat doses so usually. And extra. diverse drugs can impression diverse human beings in a various way, too. somebody's reaction is extra helpful to Xanax, somebody's - to Diazepam.

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