17th October 2019

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How long does lorazepam work for?

With alprazolam (Xanax) the onset of action for BOTH the immediate release and extended release formulations is 1 hour. Regular alprazolam will work for about 5 hours; extended release about 11 hours. Lorazepam has a more rapid onset of action, 30 – 60 minutes, and may last up to 8 hours.

Is lorazepam used as a sleeping pill?

In practice, many of the benzodiazepines used for treating anxiety — such as lorazepam (Ativan) and alprazolam (Xanax) — are also used to induce sleep. Stopping any of these medications abruptly after long-term use can cause rebound insomnia that is worse than the initial sleeping problem.
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