A 30-year-old male asked:
How to safely taper a 0-0-1 mg dose of alprazolam ? also can i start mirtazapine to prevent relapse? (anxiety and depression)
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Psychiatry 40 years experience
"Depends!": It is necessary to take into account how many mg/day you've taken over how long a time... To get an idea of how much your nervous system has become dependent on it. It takes 4-5 days, in general, to establish a "steady state" level of a drug in the blood, generally, cutting the dose in 1/2 every 4-5 days, then discontinue once you finish 0.25 mg/d...Will avoid any withdrawal symptoms.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2013
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