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Is it safe to switch from Valium to Xanax abruptly?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: will it hurt me to switch from valium 2 xanax,have new job ins. wont start until march 1 used to take xanax have leftovers that i can take
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (7 minutes later)
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Hello, and thanks very much for your question.

I would advise against switching from Valium to Xanax. Xanax is an ultra-fast-acting benzodiazepine that lasts about thirty minutes and then quickly leaves the system, leading to rebound anxiety, withdrawal, and addiction. Valium acts more slowly and regularly, and is by far a better medication for anxiety.




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Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks very much for your question. I would advise against switching from Valium to Xanax. Xanax is an ultra-fast-acting benzodiazepine that lasts about thirty minutes and then quickly leaves the system, leading to rebound anxiety, withdrawal, and addiction. Valium acts more slowly and regularly, and is by far a better medication for anxiety.