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Is Clonazepam the same as Ativan?

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: Is clonazepam the same as ativan
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No sir, they are not

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

No sir, ativan has the active ingredient lorazepam, which is not the same as clonazepam. Lorazepam is mainly used for anxiety disorders, whereas clonazepam is used to treat movement disorders, panic disorders and also to treat seizures.

I hope you find my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
why would the doctor prescribe this for me when i need something for sleeping.....i have lung cancer and and are now off all my pain meds so i am having trouble sleeping...........so last night i tried one of my wifes ativan and i slept 7 hours after so wouldn't that be a better one.......i sure don't have movement disorders or panic disorders.......he has tried me on zopiclone 7.5mg and i was seeing things in my sleep not good............
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Why don't you give it a shot?

Detailed Answer:
Hi sir.

Both of them can help with providing some amount of sleep, although they have other targets as well. May be your doctor thought clonazepam would help you more than the other drugs; so why don't you give clonazepam a chance and go in a trial for about 2 weeks and then report to your preacribing doctor if you feel it isn't helping you.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Clonazepam the same as Ativan?

Brief Answer: No sir, they are not Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. No sir, ativan has the active ingredient lorazepam, which is not the same as clonazepam. Lorazepam is mainly used for anxiety disorders, whereas clonazepam is used to treat movement disorders, panic disorders and also to treat seizures. I hope you find my response helpful. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.