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A 35-year-old female asked:

How safe is xanax (alprazolam)?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Safely addictive: Xanax (alprazolam) is safe if one does not use heavy machinery or drive while on it. It doesnt interact with too many meds. However, if used chronically, it can worsen or cause very discomforting anxiety, tolerance and withdrawal when stopped.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) vs. xanax (alprazolam) xr: Hello. There have been some deaths reported that were related to use of xanax (alprazolam). However, the longer acting form (xanax (alprazolam) (alprazolam) xr) does not seem to have the same legacy as the immediate release form of xanax (alprazolam).

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is Xanax (alprazolam) use for?

5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety.
A member asked:

Is Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil safe?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Depends on dose: Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil are sedating. Some folks are more sensitive than others. Dosing is also important. Mixing sedating medications can be difficult because they can have more than additive effects. Be careful.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved.
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 19 years experience
they are very similar medications with the exception that clonazepam is long acting and xanax is not. longer acting medications are slightly safer in that there is slightly less addiction potential. also, i believe that clonazepam has less euphoria than xanax. that said, they are both addictive medications and are best used intermittently and may not be appropriate for indefinite daily use.
Aug 9, 2014
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to switch from Xanax (alprazolam) to lorazepam?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): Lorazepam is shorter acting than xanax (alprazolam). Switch is ok if advised by your doctor.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

Is Xanax (alprazolam) safe when taken as needed?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
It can be: If it is prescribed for you and taken on a limited basis, xanax (alprazolam) can be safe. However, it can also be habit forming when used for longer than a few weeks. If you have panic attacks (as on the additional clinical information you wrote) there are other treatments that would not risk this and could help your symptoms. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist for full evaluation if you haven't already.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
I agree with excellent answer above.
Jan 30, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I also agree.
Jan 30, 2014
Dr. Maulik Shah
Dr. Maulik Shah commented
Clinical Genetics 24 years experience
Agree with the previous answer
Jan 31, 2014

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