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I take alprazolam 0.50 when needed to (usually 2 to 3 times a month). Are there none interactions with that drug and st johns wort or 5-htp daily?

I take alprazolam 0.50 when needed to (usually 2 to 3 times a month). Are there none interactions with that drug and st johns wort or 5-htp daily?

St. John's Wort may: Decrease effects of Alprazolam; may interact with 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) to increase risk of a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome; and may interact with some foods. These interactions may mimic anxiety/panic attacks. Consult prescriber regarding all medications and supplements to determine what is best for your situation. Best regards for good health and well-being. ...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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I accidently snorted five .5mg Xanax (alprazolam) and a 5/500 vicodin I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) at all. Will i be ok?

I accidently snorted five .5mg Xanax (alprazolam) and a 5/500 vicodin I do not take Xanax (alprazolam) at all. Will i be ok?

What?: How can you accidentally snort things up your nose? Please call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 now so that they can make specific recommendations. The fact that you snort various chemicals (some without knowing the possible effects) means that things are not alright. This is quite serious. If this was more than a one time occurence, then you are strongly encouraged to see a >>. ...Read more

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If I've been on 1 ml. Of xanax (alprazolam) 3 times a day for the last five years how long does it stay in your urine for a test?

Xanax (alprazolam): After 5 years, three times a day, you should have worked out whether things are OK or not.
Please discuss this with your primary doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Prescribed Xanax/ then lorazepram for five weeks. Now having body muscle aches, cough, dizziness between doses. Overall ill feeling. What's wrong?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Lorazepam: If these drugs have been prescribed once a day and depending on your body it is possible you are experiencing mild withdrawal between doses. These two drugs are among the shorter acting benzodiazepines which will make them more addicting ...Read more

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Is it OK to take .25mg Xanax and 5 mg Ambien?

No!: Do not take this two together. They are the same type of medication and you can become overly sedated, or worse, by mixing them. ...Read more

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How many 0.5 would equal a bar/ ladder on xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): The Bar is 2mg., so 4 of the 0.5mg. Is equal to 1 Bar. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take propranolol 20mg with Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg.

Depends: The two can be taken together if indicated but should be started when you are at home. Propranolol and Alprazolam may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. ...Read more

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If I had 2 beers at 5 pm can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) at 11pm?

If I had 2 beers at 5 pm can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) at 11pm?

Possibly: It is best not to mix xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol. Since I do not know how well you metabolize alcohol, it is impossible to answer this. Contact the prescriber and discuss this with him/her as he/she will know your health history. ...Read more

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How to get off Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 2 a day without withdrawal?

How to get off Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 2 a day without withdrawal?

Taper: Very slow dose reductions will eliminate withdrawal symptoms. This must be conducted under the supervision of an experienced physician knowledgeable about you. ...Read more

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I get hot flashes a few hours after taking .5 mg of xanax (alprazolam). Is this normal?

Possible Side Effect: Chills, fever, feeling warm & ^'ed sweating can be side effects with Xanax (alprazolam) use. ...Read more

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Does .5 of Atavan last longer or shorter th .25 Xanax (alprazolam)? Which is stronger?

Does .5 of Atavan last longer or shorter th .25 Xanax (alprazolam)?  Which is stronger?

Ativan (lorazepam): Ativan has a longer duration of action than Xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) spikes up and goes away. Ativan will remain in your system most of the day. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take half a 0.5 Xanax (alprazolam) every night? Or should that only be taken if needed for panic?

Xanax (alprazolam) at bedtime: If your prescriber recommended Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks, you should do that as much as safely needed. You could also ask him to take another dose at bedtime if you are anxious and this interferes with sleep. ...Read more

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I was on .5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for about three weeks once a day for sleep then 1 mg a few days can I just stop?

Yes, you can: Better, gradually taper the Xanax (alprazolam) down to zero. The manufacturer's recommendation is 0.5 mg at a time, every 3 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took a .5 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 4 hours later I had almost 2 beers. Will i be ok? I hardly ever take it.

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Don't mix it: It's a potentially dangerous mix and a lot of celebrity deaths have resulted from mizing benzodiazepines (the class of medications xanax (alprazolam) belongs to) and alcohol. It's hard to say if you are going to be ok without examining you but call 911 or go to the nearest er if you're concerned. ...Read more

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My recommended dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is 1 mg per day, but i usually take 1.5 or 2. Can there be any side effects?

My recommended dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is 1 mg per day, but i usually take 1.5 or 2. Can there be any side effects?

Increase side effect: Increased side effects, like drowsiness, nervousness and heart problems. Remember xanax (alprazolam) is habit-forming. It is always recommended that you use your medications as directed with your doctor. If the recommended dose is not resolving your problems then see your doctor for re-evaluation and adjustment of your therapy. Stay safe. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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