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How long can you safely take xanax (alprazolam)?

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Dr. Beth Howell answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Depends: Xanax (alprazolam) is a minor tranquilizer used often for anxiety or panic attacks. It does tend to be physically addictive. If you take it with any frequency, you will most likely become addicted to it. If you become addicted, you may develop cravings for xanax, (alprazolam) and your anxiety may increase if you do not take your regular dose.

Answered 3/27/2019

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VERY sporadically: Xanax (alprazolam) is a short acting benzo, those are associated with inter-dose withdrawal and worsening of anxiety on the long run. We, in the anxiety treatment clinic use it only if needed once a month or once every two months. Anxieyt is treated with anxiety " modulators" . Some antidepressants have that property . Clonazepam in very small doses i.e. 0.25-0.5mg is much preferred, over xanax (alprazolam) & ativan.

Answered 9/19/2018

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