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A 27-year-old female asked:

A psychiatrist gave me titus1/2 before sleep, for anxiety, asked him to stop it, but yesterday was terrible, called him he said take it 3 times 1/2+xanax.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
"Titus" = lorazepam: Titus (lorazepam) is a relative of xanax (alprazolam). I'm not sure whether your doctor is gradually transitioning you from one to the other? Neither of these medications can be stopped suddenly -- you risk a withdrawal syndrome that includes anxiety, tremor, sweating, confusion, and possible seizures. For anxiety, please make sure you're also working in psychotherapy and not only taking meds.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Please be aware that lorazepam and Xanax are close cousins but differ enough that one might not block withdrawal of the other. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine and Xanax is a triazolo-benzodiazepine .
Jul 25, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Provided original answer
Thank you, Dr. Jacobson -- I'm very aware of that.
Aug 11, 2013
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
No question there: I know your desire is to stop Lorazepam and your psychiatrist raised it and added in xanax (alprazolam) in response to your distress. Please discuss your concerns with him at your next appointment . Not knowing all the circumstances, including his rationale, i cannot comment on his decisions. Please talk to him about other treatment options should the situation arise again. Psychotherapy and many other interventions could be helpful as well.

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