A 22-year-old female asked:
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how long would alprazolam be effective for if taken on one off occasion? how long would take to work? most common side effects? recommended dosage?

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Dr. Deborah Reynolds
Specializes in Psychiatry
A few hours: Alprazolam (Xanax) is addictive and withdrawal is dangerous. It is being looked into for causing Dementia. It can take up to an hour for effect, and last a few hours. Typically start with 0.25mg. Can cause sedation (so don’t drive), dizziness, confusion, memory impairment, or even agitation. DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL If you have an ongoing anxiety disorder, consider therapy&nonaddictive med
Answered on Jan 6, 2019

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