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gabapentin 300mg , xanax (alprazolam) 4mg , divalproex 100mg side effex?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Many: There are too many side effects to list. The most common will be sedation and/or cognitive slowing, off balance, weight gain. There can also be tremor but the main side effects are a result of sedation and cognitive side effects like memory loss.

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Are there any dangerous interactions between neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadol, and amitriptyline?

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Yes: Yes. The potential exists. Caution is advised. Check with the prescribing physician.
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Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Not a good idea: While Xanax (alprazolam) could help with some symptoms, it is never used this way in a medical setting. Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and one of the most addictive benzodiazipines. It itself has the highest risk of seizures if withdrawaling from it. Since not doctor who is familar with treating alcohol withdrawal would use it, i suspect you are trying to withdrawal yourself. Don't do it find a qualified physician.
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Why can't a recovering alcoholic take Xanax but can take Abilify (aripiprazole) or seroquel?

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It is habit-forming: Xanax is known to be very habit forming and difficult to stop taking. Seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are not addictive.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is Xanax (alprazolam) effective at treating sleep apnea?

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Dr. Mounir Belcadi
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Probably not: Xanax (alprazolam) is really an anti anxiety agent that could help somebody who can't sleep because they're anxious ( but there are much better agents than Xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia ) if you have sleep apnea then Xanax (alprazolam) is not going to be a good option, you'd still feel tired in the morning and definitely will do better with a CPAP or bipap machine, losing weight etc.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a common reaction to Depakote / valproic acid?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Side effects?: Valproic acid is mainly used for the treatment of seizure disorders , bipolar depression or prevention of migraine headaches most important side effects are weight gain, occasional hair loss and ovarian cysts . It rarely causes fetal abnormalities (related to the development of the neural tube)in pregnancy.

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