Klonopin vs. Xanax? Both of these drugs are anti-anxiety medications called “benzodiazepines” and can be effective in the treatment of many types of anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety, panic attacks, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Each, however, covers additional conditions (for example, Klonopin may also be used to treat seizures or epilepsy) and provides different types and levels of relief.
Depending on your personal circumstances, physical make-up, and anxiety disorder, either Klonopin (medically known as Clonazepam®) or Xanax (medically known as Alprazolam®) may provide useful in treating your condition. However, the speed with which a medication takes effect, and the amount of time its effects last, differ substantially between the two.