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If taking two mg of xanax three times a day what would be

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if taking two mg of xanax three times a day what would be the equal or close to dose if changed over to diazepam?
Dr_Anderson :

Greetings, and thank you for your question.

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There is not really a direct conversion from Xanax (alprazolam) to Valium (diazepam) because Xanax is short-acting and Valium is long-acting.

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Xanax 2 mg tid (three times a day), for a total dose of 6 mg, is pretty hefty, so crossing from one medication which is short to another that is long will probably result in withdrawal-like symptoms. A cross taper, under direct guidance and supervision of a physician, should occur.

Dr_Anderson :

The target dose of Valium, coming from 6 mg of Xanax daily, should probably be in the 30 mg daily range, at least, divided into bid or even tid dosing.

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Hope this helps to get you started! Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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