A 34-year-old male asked:
can long term xanax (alprazolam) use make anxiety worse?
2 doctor answers
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.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Fred Gallo answered
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Possibly: While xanax (alprazolam) is a fast acting benzodiazepam that can be beneficial in the treatment of anxiety, it is possible to develop tolerance and dependence. So it's best used in conjunction with therapeutic approaches to develop effective anxiety reducing strategies. Also antidepressant medications can be used in treating anxiety.
Answered on May 15, 2016
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