What Is the Difference between Diazepam and Lorazepam?

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Diazepam (Valium) is more powerful for use as a muscle relaxant and the Dosage is entirely dependant on the patient's condition and severity of symptoms. Lorazepam has steadily gained ground on diazepam over the years because of its more prolonged time of action. In any case; both drugs are used for treating anxiety disorders.
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Lorazepam - Benzodiazepine Used for Anxiety Insomnia Pre-medication before surgery Status epilepticus (convulsions/fits) Also called Ativan® A... More >>
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The difference between diazepam and lorazepam is in the fact that Diazepam is highly lipid?soluble, and rapidly crosses the blood?brain barrier, while lorazepam is less lipid?soluble with a longer duration of action, and less risk of cardiorespiratory depression
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For use in status epilepticus (neither is used just to stop a simple seizure) lorazepam has steadily gained ground on diazepam over the years because of its more prolonged period
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The side effects of lorazepam are confusion, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;hyperactivity, agitation, hostility;hallucinations; or feeling light-headed, fainting
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Diazepam and Lorazepam are the common names for these drugs,
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nothing, same drug marketed under a generic brand. Same.
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