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Valium (Diazepam) vs. Xanax (Alprazolam) Comparison

Valium and Xanax are two extremely popular benzodiazepine medications prescribed for the treatment of numerous medical conditions, most notably, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder.  Occasionally, Xanax and Valium are prescribed on a short-term basis for the management of alcohol withdrawal or opioid detoxification. Of these two benzodiazepines, Valium is the “older” medication that hit …

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How Long Does Valium Stay In Your System?

Valium (Diazepam) is a popular benzodiazepine medication prescribed for an array of conditions including: acute anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, insomnia, panic attacks, restless leg syndrome, and seizures.  Like other benzodiazepines, diazepam functions as a positive allosteric modulator (PAM) of GABAA receptors.  Rather than binding to the same (“A”) subunit of GABAA receptors as the neurotransmitter GABA …

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