what is the differance

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what is the differance between klonopin and xanax??? I have a new Dr and he gave me 0.5 klonopin,, I used to take Blue xanax I believe they were 1.0  thanx if you can help

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Klonopin versus Xanax

Blue Xanax is 1 mg although generic manufacturers could use another color. 

Both Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin (clonazepam) are benzodiazepines, a drug that slows down the central nervous system.   Alprazolam is prescribed for anxiety and nervousness and also helps treat panic attacks.  Clonazepam is generally prescribed to manage certain types of seizures although it is also used for panic attacks.

According to Benzo.org.UK's BENZODIAZEPINE EQUIVALENCE TABLE, 0.5 mg alprazolam equals 0.5 mg clonazepam.  You can research both alprazolam and clonazepam (and all other benzos) at Benzo.org.UK

I'm not a pharmacist or a medical doctor. This message is not medical advice nor is it an offer to provide medical advice. All drug identifications should be validated by a licensed MD or pharmacist.