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    Switching from Xanax to klonopin

    My psychiatrist wants me to switch over to Klonopins because its longer acting. Does it work right away like Xanax? The doctor said I can take a Xanax with it if I have a panic attack.

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    Re: Switching from Xanax to klonopin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethansmom View Post
    My psychiatrist wants me to switch over to Klonopins because its longer acting. Does it work right away like Xanax?
    It can be a little slower to enter the bloodstream and to reach peak levels, but not by much.

    The doctor said I can take a Xanax with it if I have a panic attack.
    Panic attacks are almost always over long before Xanax can begin having an impact. It can help with the anxious aftermath, however.

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    Re: Switching from Xanax to klonopin

    I'm worried to start Klonopin while Xanax is in my system . Is it essentially the same thing? How long does it last in the body?

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    Re: Switching from Xanax to klonopin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethansmom View Post
    I'm worried to start Klonopin while Xanax is in my system . Is it essentially the same thing? How long does it last in the body?
    Both are benzodiazepines and have the exact same affect on the brain. Xanax has a short elimination half-life, an average of 11 hours (range 6-26 hours). Oral contraceptives may slow the rate benzodiazepines are metabolized a little, typically by around half to one hour for Xanax.

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