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Female, 245 lbs, took 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 8 days ago. Have to take pre-employment drug test. Am I ok? Will it show up?

Female, 245 lbs, took 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 8 days ago. Have to take pre-employment drug test. Am I ok? Will it show up?

Probably not: If in fact you only took it once - it is short-acting and its metabolites are essentially gone in 3-5 days. Your weight doesn't really factor into it. However, if you are taking it by prescription, it should not matter unless you are applying for a safety-sensitive position (driver, police, fire etc.). If you are NOT prescribed it, you should NOT be taking it. ...Read more

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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system. So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight, dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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How long after taking 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) can I drink large amounts of beer?

The two do not mix: If a doctor recommended xanax (alprazolam) to you, it is likely you suffer from some type of anxiety. Alcohol will make it worse. Also, xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol do not mix. They just make you more sedated, you can end up addicted to both and your anxiety will actually get much worse. My advice: treat the anxiety and stop drinking. Ever considered aa? I think it could help you. A lot. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take bromazepam 3mg at night with 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10 mg escitalopram in the morning?

No: It is never recommended to take two benzodiazepines (any anti-Anxiety drug ending in - pam) as the can lead as their effect is amplified together. Which in this case means that side effects like sedation, dizziness would become unmanageable and dangerous all the way to respiratory depression (breathing slows down and may stop). Ask you psychiatrist about which one to stay on please. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a. 25 mg xanax (alprazolam) 2 or 3 times a week while taking 50mg of 5htp a day? Any worry of serotonin issues?

No: No there should not be any issues because Xanax does not increase serotonin levels. Xanax can be taken along with serotonin reuptake inhibitors like Prozac or Paxil (paroxetine) of Zoloft so it should be fine with 5 HTP theoretically. Although, there are not studies on supplements interaction with meds, so no one can say for sure. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to take. 25 mg xanax (alprazolam)? I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly, I only use it situationally.

How long after drinking alcohol do I have to wait to take. 25 mg xanax (alprazolam)? I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly, I only use it situationally.

Until you are sober: I would not recommend taking xanax (alprazolam) at all, until you're completely sober and you have been prescribed this by your physician. If you're being treated for anxiety or depression, I would suggest stopping alcohol because it complicates your recovery. If you're withdrawing from alcohol and having anxiety & shakiness related to that, I would suggest getting help for your alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Xanax (alprazolam) and erythromicin together. Have been taking 0.25 mg xanax (alprazolam) 3 times a day for 8 months but doc prescribed erythromicin for strep?

Erythromycin, Xanax (alprazolam): Erythromycin may increase the blood levels of Xanax (alprazolam). This can increase the risk and/or severity of side effects -excessive drowsiness, anxiety, amnesia hallucinations, motor impairment.
Discuss with Psychiatrist :
• Severity of Anxiety
• Therapy for stresses
• Breathing and Music Relaxation
• Visual Imagery of National Parks
• Tolerance
• Assessing need for Xanax (alprazolam) when you are taking Erythromycin ...Read more

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I'm on. 25 mg Xanax daily. My doctor said at this dose an occasional beer was safe but everything I've heard says otherwise. Is it really okay?

Why risk it: I generally advise against combining this class of medication with alcohol as its sedating effects will be compounded. Someone may tolerate this combination, but why risk it? Additionally, xanax is not a great anxiety medication for daily use, as its effects are very short lived, has a high addiction potential, and can ultimately result in even greater anxiety. ...Read more

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Had good tump jan1-14 for bph. Taking no drugs. Now ENT has me on 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 3 x day for unrelated issue. Can this have any neg. Impact on the tumt?

No: If the TUMT (transurethral microwave therapy)of the prostate worked well in your case (it does not always give v.good results), which I think you mean by "tumt" then the xanax (alprazolam) would be OK. ...Read more

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Took 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for 10 days, ½ for 12 days then ¼ tab for 3 days. Today stopped& got mild shakiness/anxiety. Cani tak 50e mg Zoloft to taper safely?

Took 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for 10 days, ½ for 12 days then ¼ tab for 3 days. Today stopped& got mild shakiness/anxiety. Cani tak 50e mg Zoloft to taper safely?

Oh, my: Why are you not talking with your own physician about this? Zoloft will not cover for xanax (alprazolam). Please call your own doctor. On healthtap, we can offer basic info, but not direct advice because we have not examined you. ...Read more

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I'm on 150 mg brupropion. I have a headache and slight dizziness. I just took. 25 mg xanax (alprazolam). Can I take an ibuprofen?

I'm on 150 mg brupropion. I have a headache and slight dizziness. I just took. 25 mg xanax (alprazolam). Can I take an ibuprofen?

Ibuprofen should: Not interfere with the other 2 medications, though I would ask the question why you need to take Xanax (alprazolam) for a headache? I would consider using only ibuprofen for now until your symptoms improve, or go see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Had a panic attack last night, took. 25 mg xanax (alprazolam). Prescribed vicodin for my period and would like to take one today. Is this safe? No other meds.

Had a panic attack last night, took. 25 mg xanax (alprazolam). Prescribed vicodin for my period and would like to take one today. Is this safe? No other meds.

Addiction: Wow. Vicodin, if it has any effect, can make anxiety worse. It is not an anxiolytic. Perhaps, it is time to take a big step back and look at your life. Having these pills at hand often represents an addict lifestyle. Now, in my book, addict is not a bad word. It is a disease. What would it be like for you to stop all pills and to look for natural and healthier ways to live; to manage stress? ...Read more

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Age 66, insomniac all my life, take. 25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) at night. Tried weaning slowly, no luck. Exhausted. Back to. 25 xanax (alprazolam). Any harm, long-term problems?

Age 66, insomniac all my life, take. 25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) at night. Tried weaning slowly, no luck. Exhausted. Back to. 25 xanax (alprazolam). Any harm, long-term problems?

Insomnia: You likely have chronic primary insomnia, which will probably always require medication. There are several choices with proven safety and efficacy - see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is taking. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) a day long term safe?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a highly effective therapeutic agent for anxiety and insomnia. The short half life can lead to excessive use as pills wear off. It is addictive. Long term use of Xanax (alprazolam) & other benzodiazepines has been linked to dementia in people older than 65 years. Chronic use confers a 50% increase in dementia. (Mercola) It causes cognitive decline. Long term use is not safe. Short term use is safer ...Read more

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How long does it take for. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to work?

How long does it take for. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to work?

<Two hours: This medication should be full absorbed into the body in less than two hours. ...Read more

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How long does. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) stay in your system?

Xanax (alprazolam): The medication effect is 6-8 hours.
The test for benzos will be negative in 48 hours. ...Read more

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I have been taking. One. 25 mg. Of Xanax (alprazolam) a day. How do I discontinue?

Stop it: There should be no withrawal from that dose. It makes sense to consult with your physician before changing medication. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) 3x daily for the past 9 years. Is this safe or wise?

Can't really tell Ca: While the dosage is relatively low, Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine which can be habit forming and difficult to get off. For some people with panic disorder or severe anxiety, such medication may be very helpful
There are other medications which can also be used. Sometimes it is a good idea to periodically taper off the medication and see if the symptoms return. Discuss all of this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will taking. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) twice a day become addictive?

Will taking. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) twice a day become addictive?

Most likely: Yes. Preferably xanax (alprazolam) should be avoided to be taken regularly on a daily basis. Better taken only as needed 4anxiety, 2reduce risk of dependence, side-effect (s) (esp. On memory) & potential withdrawal seizure risk. Please, discuss w/ur doctor how 2consider all rx options including talk therapy, relaxation techniques & homeopathy, etc. So that ur anxiety is safely handled. Best wishes 4 ur health. ...Read more

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Took 0.25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for the first time in 4 weeks. How long will it stay in my system for a drug test to be able to pick it up? Really worried. Took Monday night, test is Thursday at noon.

Possibly: Xanax has a half-life of 6-26 hrs. Other factors are your body's metabolism rate, fluid intake and other factors. Urine detection/positivity for alprazolam (Xanax) can range from 1-6 weeks. However, with just one dose, an estimate of 6 days is a likely possibility for positive detection in urine. ...Read more

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I take. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) once a day. Have been for a year. Will that turn into a addiction?

I take. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) once a day. Have been for a year. Will that turn into a addiction?

Probably not: "addiction" implies a behavior change where you use more and more of the medicine to achieve the same results, and you persist in using despite negative effects in important parts of your life (work, relationships, etc). In addiction a lot of time is spent using and procuring the substance, or doing the behavior. Using. 25mg xanax (alprazolam) only once a day is unlikely to result in these changes. ...Read more

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How long does. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) stay in my system if I'm brestfeeding? How many feedings should I dump?

How long does. 25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) stay in my system if I'm brestfeeding? How many feedings should I dump?

Stop taking xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) can last in your system for as long as 12 hours. If you truly want to continue breastfeeding, stop taking xanax (alprazolam). An alternative might be Hydroxyzine as there seems to be low or minimal risk for your baby but there is limited information on this. The older your baby, the less risk. But no drug can be said to be truly safe. ...Read more

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I took 0.25 mg of xanax (alprazolam) and an hour later experienced vertigo for about 5 hours. Why did this happen?

Coincidence vs C&E: Check out list of side effects associated w/alprazolam (https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/alprazolam-side-effects. Html) esp ataxia or loss of coordination. Your report of vertigo could be a manifestation of these side effects, as in cause & effect (C&E). Or it could've been pure coincidence. Perhaps your vertigo is from combining w/pain pills, muscle relaxers & sleeping agents leading to worse side effect ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more