Is xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction , dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Xanax: Some people can become psychologically and physically dependent on xanax. Withdrawal after being on high doses for a long period can be dangerous.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me, are Xanax (alprazolam) really that bad for you?
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They can be: Or they can be very helpful for the right people. Xanax (alprazolam) is a very rapidly absorbed, but short-acting tranquilizer, which makes it more abuse-prone, and some psychiatrists think it should be off the market, in favor of more slowly absorbed and longer-acting medications, such as clonazepam. Anxiety can be treated with psychological therapies and with antidepressants that are not addiction-prone.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What is Xanax (alprazolam) use for?
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Psychiatry 47 years experience
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