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I have difficulty sleeping at night.Thrice a week i take alprazolam 0.25 mg to sleep. Is it safe?Will it cause any problems if I have to get pregnant?

I have difficulty sleeping at night.Thrice a week i take alprazolam 0.25 mg to sleep. Is it safe?Will it cause any problems if I have to get pregnant?

Too short a 1/2 life: Most sedatives (including alcohol) whose blood level drops fairly rapidly may help you to fall asleep but may interfere with staying asleep. Benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam), are pregnancy category d, meaning there is evidence of fetal risk. It would be useful to know the cause of your sleep difficulty - ?Anxiety, ?Depression, ? Poor sleep hygiene, ?Pain, ? Sleep apnea - to guide treament. ...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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What is alprazolam ? It's only 0.25 mg my moms dr gave them to her. I just wanted to know what they are.

What is alprazolam ?   It's only 0.25 mg     my moms dr gave them to her. I just wanted to know what they are.

Sedative-Hypnotic: It's also called xanax. It's a sedative-hypnotic med, a member of the benzodiazepine class of drugs (as is valium, for instance). It is most often used for anxiety/panic attacks, sleep, muscle relaxation, etc. 0.25mg is a very low dose. Talk to your mom if you're concerned. Your concern for her welfare may be just as therapeutic as the pills! be tactful, given you don't know why she's using it :). ...Read more

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Can you stop taking 0.25 mg dose Alprazolam taken for several yrs w/o withdrawal problems.. ?

MD should guide you: If you have been taking alprazolam routinely you should taper off of the medication slowly and with the guidance of your doctor to avoid withdrawal issues. That should both minimize your body's adjustment to the discontinuation of alprazolam and allow any anxiety issues previously treated by the alprazolam to be identified and treated in another manner. ...Read more

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After taking alprazolam XR 0.5 mg, how many hours does it stay in your body?

After taking alprazolam XR 0.5 mg, how many hours does it stay in your body?

Xanax half-life: Using a specific assay methodology, the mean plasma elimination half-life of Alprazolam has been found to be about 11.2 hours (range: 6.3 to 26.9 hours) in healthy adults. If at steady state it takes 5x. The half-for a drug to be considered eliminated. Also see:xanax 2 mg vs. Xanax xr - drugs.Com www.Drugs.Com/.../xanax-2-mg-vs-xanax-xr-46911.Html xanax xr has a 12 half life, basically 3 times as. ...Read more

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I have been on alprazolam for about 4-5 yrs now because of my inability to sleep. I started at .25 mg & now @ 2 mg every night. I am afraid of long term use. How can I ween myself off yet still get sleep?

Rather : Rather than asking a doctor on an internet site, it would be to your best benefit if you and the prescribing doctor develop a tapering regiment together. ...Read more

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Hello, the dose of 0.125 mg of alprazolam will cause an effect? I would add that I am very thin, BMI 15.

It could: Alprazolam is a potent benzodiazepine that could cause relaxation and or sedation, especially if you're very thin. Bmi of 15 is extremely so. ...Read more

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Is taking .25 mg alprazolam nightly for aiding sleep a risk?

Yes: In my opinion, Alprazolam (xanax) is a horrible drug. It is rapidly absorbed but short acting, which means it wears off and often results, like alcohol, in awakening in the middle of the night and having even worse insomnia. Insomnia is not a diagnosis - it is a symptom of something else. You are far better off talking with your doctor about the reason for the insomnia to find specific treatment. ...Read more

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I have been taking 1 mg alprazolam 4 times a day since the mid 1980s. My insurance company tells me it is no longer in their formulary. What options?

Check formulary: Unfortunately there is no way for us to know what medications will be covered on your insurance with the provided information. The best option is to check with your insurer to find out the formulary alternatives. Then the medication can be changed. Be aware though that other medications may have different effects so adjustments may need to be made. ...Read more

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If i drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

To answer your : Question - if you have done this please call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room (now). ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

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


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