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    Old 06-20-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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    Old 07-01-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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    Re: what is the strongest benzodiazepine

    I'm not a doctor but I would say that Halcion is the strongest. .25 mg of Halcion is equal to .5 mg of Xanax (or Klonopin) or 1 mg. of Ativan or 10 mg. of Valium.

    Ativan, Xanax, Klonipin and Valium are primarily anxiolytics used in the treatment of anxiety where as Halcion is primarily a hypnotic designed to induce sleep and/or treat insomnia.

    They all have different half-lifes (how long before half of the effects of the medication go away):
    Xanax 6-12 hours
    Klonipin 18-50 hours
    Halcion 2 hours
    Valium 20-100 hours
    Ativan 10-20 hours

    They also take varying times to "kick in". Halcion and Xanax are the fastest acting (30 minutes or less). The rest take 1 hour or more.

    Hope this is helpful.

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    Old 07-04-2008, 07:47 PM   #3
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    Re: what is the strongest benzodiazepine

    Xanax is the strongest the hardest to get off of.

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