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i was given methylprednisolone and z-pack for bronchitis with asthma today. i cannot sleep. can i take a xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Most probably your insomnia is due to the methylprednisolone, so take it in the morning. Try to space Azithromycin, take it at night, and the methylprednisolone in the am, as they may interact, all the best
Answered on May 21, 2019
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia, Xanax (alprazolam): It seems that you have sleeping problem before taking methylprednisolone and z-pack which could be due to Anxiety for which you have taken Xanax (alprazolam). Methylprednisolone may cause insomnia Xanax (alprazolam) is not a medication for sleep. By relieving anxiety, it can help sleep. Do Breathing Relaxation, Visual imagery of National parks See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication monitoring, and Therapy.
Answered on Aug 29, 2016
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Dr. George Ciechanowski
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Yes: the medrol can make you more hyper and therefore make it harder for you to sleep, so Xanax (alprazolam) may be helpful
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: That is a high dose of Xanax (alprazolam) which is a med assiciated with a number of problems. Try Nyquil instead.
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