What Is The Difference Between Diazepam And Lorazapam?

Hi could anybody tell me the difference between lorazapam and diazepam, and what can be taken with them, and the effects they have on one please?.

15 thoughts to “What Is The Difference Between Diazepam And Lorazapam?”

  1. Both drugs are super addictive and produce high amounts of tolerance and severe withdrawal symptoms. The main difference between lorazepam (ativan) and diazepam (valium) is the drug half life. See this page for further information http://www.bcnc.org.uk/equivalence.html
    Diazepam is often used to wean a person off of lorazepam as lorazepam is very short acting and comes in high potency tablets whereas diazepam is longer acting. 1 mg of lorazepam is equivalent to 10 mg of diazepam.
    Long term use can often lead to depression, poor mental and physical health. The side effects of lorazepam, diazepam and other tranx and sleeping pills are similar to the effects of prolonged alchol over use (minus the organ damage), such as poor mental and physical health.
    If you have unexplained health problems I recommend that you look further into your pills and research them more. http://www.bcnc.org.uk and http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual/ are good starters.

  2. The are both in the same class of drugs; benzodiazepines. The have different pharmacokinetic profiles. Diazepam has a shorter duration of 15 – 30 minutes while Lorazepam 8 – 12 hrs. Both are used for anxiety, sedation and seizures.

  3. both medications (diazapam/ valium and lorazepam/ ativan) are both members of the benzo family and are used to treat severe anxiety/ agitation ( lorazepam for agitation more than diazapam). however i strongly advise you to use these medications as little as possible… if you can use other strategies please do as all benzos are extremely addictive and are best used on a short term basis…

  4. They are similar, they belongs to the same family of drugs (for anxiety). I think that others are better, like clonazepan and alprazolam. They are good for anxiety, anguish, panic.
    The differences are the time of the effects, for example, alprazolam 12 hours and clonazepam more.
    A few number of persons feels asleep with this drugs. But I insist, the four drugs are similar. I prefer Alprazolam because it ‘s also anti-depressive.
    But now there are other drugs, anti depressive, like paroxetin and fluoxetine, that works very well not only in depressive, also in anxiety and panic. This yes are different, because works in the brain and obtains stable changes.
    Then, Diazepan or Alprazolam works for hours, and paroxetin has other objective, stable for a long time.

  5. Diazepam is used to relieve anxiety, muscle spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, panic attacks, seizures and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal.
    Lorazepam is used to relieve anxiety ,irritable bowel syndrome, epilepsy, insomnia, and nausea and vomiting from cancer treatment and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal.
    As for what can be taken with them…most other meds except ones that treat similar problems can cause extra drowsiness/dizziness.
    I work in the health field. Usually I see Diazepam used to control anxiety and help with sleep. I usually see Lorazepam used for more severe cases of anxiety.
    Side effects from BOTH are common and include:
    drowsiness
    dizziness
    tiredness
    weakness
    dry mouth
    diarrhea
    upset stomach
    changes in appetite
    They are pretty similar it’s just about what you’re wanting to treat.

  6. Both drugs are from the same group, BUT Lorezapam is MUCH more addictive than diazepam. Other people have given you the side effects so I won’t go into that. Try and stay away from Lorazepam.

  7. To correct an earlier poster Lorazepam is not Xanax. Xanax is alprazolam.
    Lorazepam is Ativan. It is a benzodiazepine, anti-anxiety drug and sedative, or hypnotic.
    Diazepam is Valium, and it is a benzodiazepine, anti-anxiety drug and muscle relaxant.

  8. They are both chemically related benzodiazepines. Both are very addictive, lorazepam is so addictive that sometimes diazepam is used to wean people off it!
    Neither have much to offer in terms of therapeutic benefit by mouth, though diazepam is sometimes successfully used as a muscle relaxant in neurological diseases such as MS and is still the mainstay of treatment IV for status epilepticus.
    Neither now are recommended for maintenance use and the group as a whole has been superseded by SSRIs in anxiety management. Some studies suggest that for anxiety diazepam is LESS effective than placebo.

  9. They are both benzodiazepines and cause sedation or sleepiness.
    Side effects- drowsiness, hypotension, increased appetite, and allergic reactions
    Associated with addiction and tolerance
    tolerance- need more to get same effect
    Taking them with alcohol can cause a cross-tolerance.
    People can become physically dependent on benzo’s and
    may need to be weaned off them by thier doctor.
    Don’t stop taking them with out talking to your doctor because abrupt withdrawal can be deadly.
    Ask your doctor to talk to you about the drugs and give you a hand out which can give you more definitive information.

  10. Diazepam is Valium; Lorazepam is Xanax. They work in basically the same way. They should relax you. Some people take them to stop worrying so much. Do not take a sedative with either of them (sleep aids, alcohol, other strong pain meds).
    Your pharmacist or doctor can answer any other questions you have.

  11. I know diazepan is a sedative makes you dopey sleepy,mainly an anti depressant ,not sure at all about the other one,but judging by the name it is in the same family so it probably does the same sort of things as the diazepan but probably works in a different way please to not take my word on this though ,if you are on these medications and you have any queries about them or your treatment,you should really speak to a doctor or the doctor who prescribed them,you shouldn’t take alcohol wit any medicines as it is extremely dangerous.

  12. Lorazepam- a benzodiazepine drug, used mainly in the management of acute anxiety and for insomnia.
    Side Effects- Dizziness, memory problems, sedation, transient amnesia, unsteadiness, weakness
    Diazepam- a benzodiazepine, used mainly for alleviation of anxiety and tension, as a hypnotic, a muscle relaxant, and an anticonvulsant, and in alcohol withdrawal
    Side effects- Anxiety, drowsiness, fatigue, light-headedness, loss of muscle coordination

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