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Is Xanax a long term solution for anxiety

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Possible, due to development of tolerance to the beneficial anxiolytic effects. Also, sometimes noted when switching from brand to generic forms.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In the past Xanax has been used for general anxiety/panic as a primary medication. However, most providers today would use other medications for dail ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience Psychiatry
Depedence: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine and can causr dependece and withdrawel if stopped suddenly zoloft make cause liver and other problems depending ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I really haven't seen any sleep specialists making responses in the last few months, so i will change the tag to psychiatry so that you may get ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes.: Your instincts are good. There are a number of alternatives to Xanax (alprazolam) and other benzodiazepines. Buspirone is one. IN the larger picture ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): Generally, I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (or some other related type) as an adjunct to almost every treatment I prescribe. In panic disorder, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
fairly soon: Usually within 30 minutes. Hoping the xanax (alprazolam) you're taking was prescribed to you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): Treats symptoms. It does not correct the underlying anxiety disorder. It is best used short term.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fani Manney
30 years experience Neurology
Very effective: Should experience benefit with first dose. Recommend that this medication be taken under the care of a psychiatrist.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monya De
Dr. Monya De answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: On the individual. For some it would last longer, and some, shorter.

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