how long/how many days does it take for 0.25 mg doses of xanax (alprazolam) to start taking affect and make one feel relaxed, calm, and less anxious?
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Psychiatry 17 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is a short acting sedative. The calming effect should be immediate.
Pain Management 17 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) not working : The benzodiazepine (e.g. Xanax) naive patient should feel the effect within the hour. Individuals are unique and depending on one's pharmacogenetics/liver metabolism of medications, the medication may work for some but as well for others. The prescribing physician should be informed. More importantly, non-medicinal modalities & non-habit forming medications should be attempted first.
Last updated Mar 19, 2016
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