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What tends. To work better for axeinty. Atarax or xanax (alprazolam)?

What tends. To work better for axeinty. Atarax or xanax (alprazolam)?

Anxiety: The one that your mental health professional prescribed for you specifically for the anxiety you are experiencing. Atarax is an antihistamine whereas xanax (alprazolam) is a fast acting muscle relaxer that is used for acute anxiety. Please ask your doctor before simply treating. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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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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What are the risk/benefits for atarax vs xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety?

What are the risk/benefits for atarax vs xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety?

Benzos: Atarax is an antihistamine, not my first choice for anxiety, it will make you tired though. Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is effective for a panic attack, but long term use can lead to dependence/tolerance and possible abuse, while not effectively treating the underlying anxiety disorder. SSRIs like paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft are much better for long term treatment of anxiety, as well as psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How many hours one can get an atarax or Xanax (alprazolam) after having drunk?

How many hours one can get an atarax or Xanax (alprazolam) after having drunk?

Alcohol and sedative: I would wait 24 hours to be completely safe since xanax (alprazolam) can be deadly if mixed with or without alcohol. Atarax is a very sedating antihistamine which can have very serious reactions as well. You really should ask your pharmacist as well as your primary doctor who prescribed since doses also make a difference. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and atarax?

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Xanax/Atarax: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine with high potency in treating anxiety especially panic attacks but with high addiction potential. Atarax (vistaril) is an antihistamine with fair benefits for agitation but less addiction potential. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and going to dr. I been on xanax and atarax and buspar (buspirone) and paxil. None help. Is there any other meds that will help.?

I have anxiety and going to dr. I been on xanax and atarax and buspar (buspirone) and paxil. None help. Is there any other meds that will help.?

Anxiety: I understand your discomfort due to help in your anxiety by Xanax, Atarax, Buspar (buspirone) and paxil.
Let the wise man within you reflect:
• Stresses in your life becoming overwhelming
• Use of Alcohol or drugs causing or contributing to anxiety
• Dependence on medications
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery for Relaxation.
Meditation, Yoga and
Exercise, Tai Chi
See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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Overdose- 3.5 mg of xanax, (alprazolam) 1mg of lorazepam, 100 mg of tramadol, 2 norco 20/650 and 50 mg of atarax. Plus 3 cocktails. Am I at risk of dying?

Overdose- 3.5 mg of xanax, (alprazolam) 1mg of lorazepam, 100 mg of tramadol, 2 norco 20/650 and 50 mg of atarax. Plus 3 cocktails. Am I at risk of dying?

Emergency Situation: Healthtap received your message about 20 minutes ago. You should call 911 or have a responsible party drive you to the nearest emergency room immediately. Do not hesitate. Obviously you are reaching out for guidance and help. Please seek help immediately without delay. There is help waiting for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is atarax 25mg good for anxiety. I used to take xanax (alprazolam). 5mg but I told the dr I didn't want it anymore. But I take norco for knee pain. And have asthma?

Is atarax 25mg good for anxiety. I used to take xanax (alprazolam). 5mg but I told the dr I didn't want it anymore. But I take norco for knee pain. And have asthma?

Use with care: Atarax is an antihistamine used to treat a variety is symptoms, including anxiety. It affects different receptors in the brain than Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) which is a benzodiazepine. It can potentiate analgesic effects of opioids such as Norco. But it can also exacerbate asthma by thickening secretions in the respiratory tract. An advantage of Atarax is that it does not potentially cause dependence as could Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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What to do if I have been prescribed alprazolam and atarax (hydroxyzine). is it ok to get out of bed before I wake up naturally?

Don't understand?: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting drug, and if you are taking it at night, it likely would be at very low levels by morning. Atarax is a somewhat sedating antihistamine, but if you are taking that at night, there is not much likelihood of morning residual effects. If it is bothering you, I would talk with your doctor about reducing the dose. Don't know what you mean by 'naturally? - not using alarm? ...Read more

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Will 5 atarax (hydroxyzine) and 2 alprazolam overdose?

Will 5 atarax (hydroxyzine) and 2 alprazolam overdose?

Most likely not: Anytime you take more of a drug than you are prescribed, it is considered an overdose. I doubt that you were prescribed 5 Atarax (hydroxyzine) together to be takenwith 2 alprazolam. Those 2 meds are both very sedating and together could possibly make you sleep for a long time, but I don't think it would hurt you if that was all you took. However if you drank alcohol or added other meds to that, it be dangerous! ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

Xanax (alprazolam): An intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it is used more often for panic disorder. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

Xanax: It is prescribed to treat Anxiety/ panic disorder. I try to avoid prescribing this class of medications as it can lead to development of tolerance. ...Read more

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What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

0.25 mg: 0.5 mg/2 = 0.25 mg;

0.25 mg+.0.25 mg = 0.5 mg ...Read more

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What would happen if a person took Xanax (alprazolam) and mrtrazipine?

Xanax/Remeron: Depending on the dose of each, excess sedation, confusion & disorientation can occur. ...Read more

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What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

Myriad uses: For allergic noses & eyes - Atarax (hydroxyzine) treats symptoms of itching, sniffing, sneezing, & dripping. Its not very good for stuffy nose. Atarax helps make hives go away. If you take it everyday it will help keep them from breaking out. Atarax is also an excellent medication if you have imsomnia. It makes you sleepy & you fall asleep. When Atarax is absorbed your body converts into zyrtec! ...Read more

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Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) a narcotic?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) a narcotic?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders. It is classified as a controlled substance by the feds. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

No: Even though it is an effective sedative, hypnotic, analgesic, and tranquilizer, it shares almost none of the abuse, dependence, addiction, and toxicity potential of other drugs used for the same range of therapeutic reasons. ...Read more

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How do xanax help in social anxiety?

How do xanax help in social anxiety?

Social Anxiety: Is treatable by a mental health professional and can resolve. It is likely to continue w/out treatment or lifestyle changes. Social anxiety is often linked to a fear of being embarrassed in public. Surrender to that possibility which exists for us all and things can improve. Clinical hypnosis can help. (See www. Asch. Net) Medication helps to calm people. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I take xanax and tamiflu safely?

Yes, there is no: Interaction between the drugs. Follow the directions on your prescriptions. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Not a good idea: Xanax (alprazolam) interferes with the metabolism of steroids including Medrol and may cause a substantial change in blood level of medrol. ...Read more

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Can a liver flush remove xanax/benzo toxins?

Can a liver flush remove xanax/benzo toxins?

Can't hurry it: "liver flushes" are of various kinds -- some are very restrictive and last longer than others. They may include fasting or completely liquid diets, along with colonic "cleansing." this is actually not needed to remove medications from your body, which has its own very effective detoxification processes. Http://tinyurl. Com/6ofkkzp what leaves liver arrives in urine, which is used in drug tests. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause liver problems?

Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause liver problems?

Unlikely.: But not impossible. Still, xanax (alprazolam) is much easier on the liver than alcohol is. Alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) share some similarities in their effects (disinhibition, anxiety reduction, withdrawal symptoms) but liver toxicity is not usually one of the similarities. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) good for alcohol rehab?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) good for alcohol rehab?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Alcohol: Nope. Absolutely not. Xanax (alprazolam) is well known in medicine and science as the pill equivalent to alcohol. One xanax (alprazolam) is like a full bottle of wine. All benzodiazepines should be avoided if one is getting or staying sober. ...Read more

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Can Atarax (hydroxyzine) cause weight changes?

Possibly: Atarax (hydroxyzine) can cause nausea and vomiting in some, which will of course affect calorie intake. In more unusual cases, it can affect your appetite directly. SO weight changes are a possibility.

Your history of gastritis suggests many other possibilities as well. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your doctor for further evaluation of these other possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine). These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is also used as ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

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