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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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How long do the effects of alprazolam 25 mg work last in system?

How long do the effects of alprazolam 25 mg work last in system?

depends: First of all, i think you are talking about 0.25 mg. 25 mg is a totally different game. If your buddy was not exposed to Alprazolam ( you did not develop tolerance) then it might work for 4 to 6 hours. You are lucky if more. If your question is about how long can Alprazolam be detected in the urine drug screen – it is totally another story. At least 2 to 3 weeks. Even more, depending on the test. ...Read more

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I am 6'2", 244 lbs can I take 1 mg alprazolam before bed in lieu of .5? Am trying to avoid waking up at 2 or 3 and taking another .5 mg.

I am 6'2", 244 lbs can I take 1 mg alprazolam before bed in lieu of .5? Am trying to avoid waking up at 2 or 3 and taking another .5 mg.

See a psychiatrist.: Alprazolam is not a sleeping medication. It is a short-acting antianxiety medication of the benzodiazepine family and is known to be very addicting. You need to see your psychiatrist for a more appropriate medication. ...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 recently took 3 two mg alprazolam two days in a row and was wondering how long it will be in my urine. I am 21 and 160lbs?

Alprazolam: Most benzodiazepines, depending on the half life will be detected anywhere from hours to days. Alprazolam, a short acting benzodiazepine will ususally be detected 1-4.5 days after the last dose was taken. Longer acting agents like diazepam may have a detection window of up to 6 days or greater, depending on the metabolites. ...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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