Can you switch from Valium to Xanax?

Valium and Xanax can be taken together, but this combination is only medically appropriate in certain circumstances. Xanax and Valium are both drugs that fall within the benzodiazepine class, so prescribing them together is a duplication of treatment.

Is Valium prescribed for anxiety?

Valium can be used to treat anxiety as well as a number of other mental health and medical conditions. It also acts as an anticonvulsant and may also be used to treat anxiety associated with certain illnesses.

How long does a Valium high last?

The effects of Valium last around 4-6 hours; however it has a very long half life (20-70 hours – time taken to clear 50% of the drug from the body) which means that it may take up to six weeks to be totally excreted by the body.

What is Valium drug class?

Valium belongs to a class of drugs called Antianxiety Agents; Anxiolytics, Benzodiazepines; Skeletal Muscle Relaxants; Anticonvulsants, Benzodiazepine.

What are the side effects of Valium compared to Xanax?

Side effects of Xanax that are different from Valium include memory problems, constipation, and changes in weight. Side effects of Valium that are different from Xanax include diarrhea, rash, euphoria, loss of balance, muscle spasm, lack of sleep, rage, confusion,…

How long do the effects of Valium last?

Peak concentrations of both usually occur within 1-2 hours. Effects of Xanax last on average 5 hours although there are wide variations between individuals (see below). Effects of Valium last approximately 4 hours, although may persist for longer in some people.

What’s the difference between Valium and alcohol withdrawal?

A difference is that Valium is also used for the treatment of agitation, tremors, delirium, seizures, and hallucinations resulting from alcohol withdrawal. It is also used for the treatment of seizures, relief of muscle spasms in some neurological diseases, and for sedation during surgery.

Is it harder to come off Xanax than benzo’s?

A lot of people have increased anxiety when they think about coming off benzo’s especially xanax, but jst as the pharmacist stated only about half. I do know the longer you take it and at high doses the higher chance of it being harder to come off of.