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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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Could there be a difference between Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 & kolodopin 0.5?

Could there be a difference between Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 & kolodopin 0.5?

Yes: Both of these medications are benzodiazepines. However, each has a different molecule that will affect the brain differently. Both have a calming effect. ...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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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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How long do a person have to wait to take alprazolam 0.5 mg after drinking?

Alprazolam: Preferably the next day, and for future reference better still, no alcohol for as long as you are prescribed Alprazolam. ...Read more

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I think i took my prescription Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg twice witin an hour will it hurt me?

No: Taking 1 mg instead of your regular 0.5 mg will be ok. You may be more sleepy, but it will not be dangerous to you. ...Read more

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I took a diet pill two days ago and i'm gonna take a alprazolam 0.5 will it interfere or no is it ok to take alprazolam two after taking the diet pill?

I took a diet pill two days ago and i'm gonna take a alprazolam 0.5 will it interfere or no is it ok to take alprazolam two after taking the diet pill?

OK but: No problem but you are taking an upper one day then a downer a couple of days later. I think you may benefit from some counseling since your chances of losing weight from this approach are nil. Once you get your emotional state stabilized, you will more likely be successful in getting your weight down. ...Read more

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I need to get some sleep tonight. Can I take 1 Xanax, (alprazolam) 0.5 and 1 Percocet to get a good nights sleep? Thank you

I need to get some sleep tonight. Can I take 1 Xanax, (alprazolam) 0.5 and 1 Percocet to get a good nights sleep? Thank you

Not recommended: It's always best to use medications as prescribed. Xanax (alprazolam) is addicting. So is Percocet (oxycodone + acetaminophen). Both can also cause confusion & increase risk of falls. When used together, risk increases dramatically. So does death rate. Talk to your Family Doc about your insomnia. Consider OTC options. Research sleep hygiene. And avoid sedative-hypnotics like Ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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I have tinnitus and have an alprazolam 0.5 Rx 2 x's a day. Can a person switch quickly to valium without bad adjustment effects? Thanks.

Switch to valium: Valium and Alprazolam are in the same class of medications and act on the same receptors, so one is technically a replacement for the other. Valium's onset is much slower and its effects last much longer, so it will probably feel quite different from what you're used to with the Alprazolam. I would talk with your doctor about the best way to transition from one medication to the other. ...Read more

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Iam taking cipralx 20mg per day and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 per day and i want to use fat reduction pills (lipo 6 black for woman does it have any drug interaction?

Iam taking cipralx 20mg per day and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 per day and i want to use fat reduction pills (lipo 6 black for woman does it have any drug interaction?

Don't; Probably Bad: We don't know what lipo 6 black does really. Many interactions can occur with prescription meds and these kinds of proprietary blends. The company warns regarding antidepressants (underground.Nutrex.Com/products/lipo6-black.Asp). Moreover, the stimulants can undo the effects of citalopram and alprazolam. It can even even produce a serotonin syndrome (ss) in combination (people have died with ss). ...Read more

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How does opana ER 30 mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg be taken together safely?

If a doctor has: prescribed you both drugs, I am not sure why you are not asking the prescribing physician and/or the pharmacist who is dispensing the drug. If 2 doctors are prescribing, and one doesn't know about the other, that is a problem. If neither is prescribed, YOU SHOULD NOT be taking these meds. In general, ER drugs result in a steady state of opiate, and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg could be taken at any time with it. ...Read more

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Can fluoxetine 20 or alprazolam 0.5 intensify propranolol's effect? I meant, can it intensify propranolol's side effects? Can these 3drugs cause death

Can fluoxetine 20 or alprazolam 0.5 intensify propranolol's effect? I meant, can it intensify propranolol's side effects? Can these 3drugs cause death

Multiple medications: These 3 medications can work together safely if taken as prescribed ; you're seeing your doctor regularly. Prozac (fluoxetine) and Alprazolam may increase potential blood pressure-lowering effects of propanolol. Prozac (fluoxetine) may also decrease clearance of alprazolam, or increase its concentration -- leading to more drowsiness than expected. All these medications do need careful monitoring by your doctor. ...Read more

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My date of birth is 2/3/45 accidentally took my friends 0.1 mg Clonidine. I do not have hypertension and take no meds except Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg what to do?

My date of birth is 2/3/45 accidentally took my friends 0.1 mg Clonidine. I do not have hypertension and take no meds except Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg what to do?

Rebound hypertension: occurs with clonidine withdrawal. You are unlikely to have this having taken a single dose. Low blood pressure, however, can lead to orthostatic syncope. Do not arise from a reclining position without remaining seated for a few minutes to reduce the risk of this. The clonidine will wear off after 12 hours at most. Do not take Viagra (sildenafil) or nitrates for the next 12 hours. ...Read more

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For the last month, I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) (0.5) daily for my panic disorder.i am breastfeeding and usually wait 4 hours to nurse. Is this too short?

For the last month, I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) (0.5) daily for my panic disorder.i am breastfeeding and usually wait 4 hours to nurse. Is this too short?

Watch for sedation: in baby & withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it. See http://www.drugs.com/breastfeeding/alprazolam.html. Talk to your psychiatrist about safer meds & see a psychologist for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Genetic loading + ^'ed fetal cortisol levels due to chronic antenatal anxiety warrant asking your pediatrician for a little extra monitoring of cognitive, emotional & behavioral development. ...Read more

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Mom couldnt handle "adjusting period" of SSRI's so doc prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg twice daily. Will this ultimately cut years off her life?

Mom couldnt handle "adjusting period" of SSRI's so doc prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg twice daily. Will this ultimately cut years off her life?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is one of several short-acting anti-anxiety meds that acts quickly to block/lower anxiety. It's not unusual to give someone with severe anxiety a short-acting med like Xanax (alprazolam) for immediate relief. She may do well on Xanax (alprazolam). Know of no data to suggest it will shorten her life. If your mom is calmer and feels more in control, she may live longer. ...Read more

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Been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 for years, new doctor switched me 2 Lexotanil 1.5.what's the difference?causing chest pain,hard2breathe as if suffocating.

Been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 for years, new doctor switched me 2 Lexotanil 1.5.what's the difference?causing chest pain,hard2breathe as if suffocating.

Discuss w/ Dr: Especially w/ those serious side effects, you must call the Dr and report the problem and have alt Rx plan. Don't do it w/out guidance! Do take action now. And always discuss new medications and changes for pros, cons, alternatives, etc. Consider CBT therapy as addition to reduce need for drugs thru learning skills. ...Read more

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Hi. What is the weakest sleeping pills that I can use every night for a short period without seeing a doctor? Is Alprazolam 0.5 good?

It depends: I would shy away from alprazolam for a multitude of reasons. Herbal and even homeopathic remedies can be helpful. Melatonin 3 mg is safe and without an Rx in US. Antihistamines like diphenhydramine are commonly used and safe for short periods. ...Read more

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VMy mouth is dry, i have mediaction, Xanax (alprazolam) 0,5 and seroxat 20 mg , is this condition a side effect? Also i have a pain in my left arm. Thx

Check your meds: There are over 100 conditions associated with dry mouth and it can be disastrous for your teeth and your health. A lot of meds including many OTC drugs, produce dry mouth as a side effect. See your physician for further investigation for dry mouth and cause for your arm pain. Take care. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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