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how to ween off of xanax after years of use

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Benzodiazepans like Ativan (lorazepam) have an additicve potential. And patient will become accustomed to medication and will reqeuire it on regular ... Read More
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Xanax (alprazolam): Long term sedative use begs the question why they're needed in the first place. Over time, drugs of this type become increasingly less effective, and ... Read More
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
See your doctor: Benzodiazepines such as xanax (alprazolam) are meant to be taken for a temporary period of time. ) 0.25 mg per day is a low dose but you should discu ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Xanax (alprazolam) is a short acting benzodiazepine, it is one of the most addictive benzos available . Currently we dont use it much in the treatme ... Read More
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Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, and sure can: Xanax (alprazolam) is commonly prescribed for anxiety. But i'm not at all a fan of xanax (alprazolam). First, over time it tends to make anxiety worse ... Read More
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Dr. Chester Berschling
49 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is in the class of benzodiazipines---all of which can be addictive. Dosage is an important consideration. Also, all psychoacticve d ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It is a small dose: It is safe but it can be habit forming,,so when you are ready you must wean off it slowly.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Response: You do NOT indicate why you are taking the Xanax, (alprazolam) or why NOW, after 9 yrs, you are questioning the wisdom of your long-term interventions ... Read More
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Can't really tell Ca: While the dosage is relatively low, Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine which can be habit forming and difficult to get off. For some people with p ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): We apologize if the previous response was inappropriate. Low dose of xanax (alprazolam) is not fatal. You can discuss with your doctor tapering off an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Noco?: Did you mean Norco which is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Xanax (alprazolam) is a highly addictive medication and you develop tolera ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Tolerance: Hi, What you are describing is fairly common for benzodiazepines like Xanax. Due to the way that they work and the way that our bodies react to them, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
WD??: Are you using "WD" to refer to withdrawal? Glad to hear that your doctor is tapering you down on your xanax dose. Tapering off of xanax should be don ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
It may.: Xanax (alprazolam) should be stored at room temperature and away from excessive heat and moisture. The potency of the medication may have disintegrate ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Tollerance: Xanax is a benzodiazepine and like alcohol your body develops a tollerance.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): If prescribed and monitored, no.
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