Valium vs Ativan

The spectre of application of Valium is wider (e.g. anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, seizures, panic attacks, insomnia), while Lorazepam mainly focuses on anxiety disorder treatment. Lorazepam is causes high dependence liability, while Diazepam (Valium) medium-low dependence liability as long as it is used according to prescription. Lorazepam half-life is 9-16 hours only, comparing to Valium whose half-life is 20-100 hours. Among side effects of both medications, there are certain similarities, but Lorazepam in addition causes irritability, difficulties in concentration, weight changes and frequent urination. Lorazepam (Ativan) has the following routes in intake: oral, intramuscular, intravenous, sublingual, and transdermal, while Diazepam (Valium) has only the routes like: oral, IM, IV, suppository.