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Xanax vs Valium vs Klonopin vs Lorazepam, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 26

This is personalized comparison of Xanax vs Valium vs Klonopin vs Lorazepam for a male aged 26. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,944 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,809 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Klonopin (latest outcomes from 31,254 users) has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Lorazepam (latest outcomes from 47,075 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 5,332 male patients aged 21 who take the same drugs are studied in Xanax vs Valium vs Klonopin vs Lorazepam

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male21Meniere's Disease

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Xanax alprazolamnot specified
Valium diazepamnot specified
Klonopin clonazepamnot specified
Lorazepam lorazepamnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 21 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

XanaxValiumKlonopinLorazepam
Desoxyn

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
XanaxValiumKlonopinLorazepam
Cardiac ArrestDrug ToxicityAnxietyAnxiety
Respiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)OverdosePyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Drug AbusePyrexia (fever)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Pyrexia (fever)
PoisoningMultiple Drug OverdoseNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Suicidal Ideation
AnxietyAccidental OverdoseSuicidal IdeationVomiting
Drug ToxicitySuicidal IdeationHeadache (pain in head)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Condition AggravatedAggressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Multiple Drug OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)Suicide AttemptHeadache (pain in head)
Suicide AttemptAnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Suicide Attempt

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
XanaxValiumKlonopinLorazepam
Drug ToxicityPinwormsAnxietyLethargy (tiredness)
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)AggressionOverdose
Feeling AbnormalRestlessness (not able to rest)Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes)Pupillary Disorder (disorder of the pupil of eyes)
Activities Of Daily Living ImpairedRapid Heart BeatConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Drug Effect Decreased
Intentional OverdoseChills (felling of cold)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Myalgia (muscle pain)HostilityNeuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)
Urine Alcohol Test PositiveApathyMental Impairment (a condition affecting the body, perhaps through sight or hearing loss, a mobility difficulty or a health condition)
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Decubitus Ulcer (a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it)Gallbladder Non-functioning
Multiple Drug Overdose IntentionalPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (a powerful urge to move your legs)
AngerSuicide AttemptErectile Dysfunction

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Xanax2.52%21.85%22.69%33.61%19.33%
Valium1.89%15.09%49.06%22.64%11.32%
Klonopin6.38%21.99%28.37%32.62%10.64%
Lorazepam7.35%26.47%33.82%23.53%8.82%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Klonopin (clonazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Lorazepam (lorazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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