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Would a doctor prescribe Xanax and Valium

A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Method: I'm not familiar with the technique of substituting one benzodiazepine tranquilizer for another in order to taper off the first one.. Why not just per ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Benzos: Not clear with your circumstances, but such inquiry needs to be directed to them.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
23 years experience Family Medicine
Unfortunately no: We are prohibited on HealthTap from prescribing any controlled substances including the Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium you are requesting. Schedule an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Kinda sorta: So xanax (alprazolam) is a brand of Alprazolam which is in same family as valium (diazepam). Not being a veterinarian, i can't tell you whether doggie ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Anxiety: If the propranolol is prescribed for anxiety, panic attacks, or stage fright, combining it with either valium or klonipin (or both) would have additiv ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Mathew
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Doctor: A therapist cannot prescribe drug unless the therapist is a psychiatrist. Otherwise, your medical doctor will be the one prescribing the xanax (alpra ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Can be: The combination may be prescribed cautiously to treat pain and anxiety. Because both drugs have depressant qualities, the patient should be cautioned ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe. : You will have to ask. Some family doctors/internists don't mind, but in my experience, they won't feel comfortable prescribing the lamictal. Most will ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Not on this site: we don't fill these type of drugs on this site, and you really shouldn't be mixing temazapam and alprazolam, this could be dangerous. I see this alot ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hmmm!: Discuss your symptoms with your physician. However, i would not expect the doctor to prescribe you benzodiazapines. It is a doctor's duty to first do ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
27 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety : Xanax (generic name alprazolam) is a medication in the family of benzodiazepines. It is prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, and re ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Clonazepam: A cardiologist is a fully licensed physician, also trained in internal medicine. There are multiple conditions for which this medication can be prescr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
For muscle spasms.: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxer medication used to treat muscle spasms or very tight muscles. If these very tight muscles are resul ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't Know,: They are totally different drugs, xanax (alprazolam) is more for anxiety, zoloft is more for depression. Zoloft has some anti anxiety properties as we ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Nervous Flyer: any of the benzodiazepines will work, they all are anti anxiety agents. There is no best, it is the physicians experience and choice. Also the dose i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Xanax (alprazolam) and ambien together ....depending on the dose and proximity can be a problem.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanja Kondev
16 years experience Psychiatry
Risperidone: Risperidone is commonly prescribed for the treatment of psychosis and as an adjunct in the treatment of severe mood disorders.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Doctor: Xanax (alprazolam) is a prescription medication and one that is potentially addictive. You must see a physician and be evaluated to get a prescriptio ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, but: It would be up to his/her discretion entirely. That combination may not be appropriate for you especially if you are self-diagnosing which can be dan ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Second Opinion: is always a good thing. Yes, a psychiatrist can offer his/her guidance as to what can be most helpful w/your medication. Primary care docs are wonde ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Together?: All 3 are used as sedatives or tranquilizers. Xanax (alprazolam) & Klonopin (clonazepam) are benzodiazepines, vistiril (hydroxyzine) is a sedating an ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Klonopin (clonazepam): A psychiatrist bases his/her treatment options on thorough assessment, gathering personal & family history & doing mental status exam. Such factors ar ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
It would be for me: But-I'm sure there are situations and justifications for that sort of combination when dealing with pain management situations of special gravity or i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Neither: The best strategy is to get off the benzodiazapines all together start an SNRI (i.e.cymbalta or the like) stop smoking, decrease alcohol intake to 1 o ... Read More

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