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I'm prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 10mg the yellow bar pill can't take a whole one can I take a piece n still get the same affect?

I'm prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 10mg the yellow bar pill can't take a whole one can I take a piece n still get the same affect?

Check with doctor: Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't come in 10 mg strength of bar or tablet. You probably have the 2 mg bar scored to be easily taken in lesser amounts. Check with prescribing doctor to clarify what is the best dose if you can't take the whole bar. Take care. ...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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My doc has prescribed me 1mg Xanax, (alprazolam) 10mg Lexapro and just added 150mg Wellbutrin XL. Is this allowed? Will this cause long term problems?!

My doc has prescribed me 1mg Xanax, (alprazolam) 10mg Lexapro and just added 150mg Wellbutrin XL.  Is this allowed? Will this cause long term problems?!

Medication effects: I understand your concern. Reflect on symptoms of Anxiety and Depression effect on your relationships, work and personal life; medication need for anxiety or depression; then discuss medication interactions, benefits and side effects; Therapy. Wellbutrin with Lexapro may increase the risk of seizures. Using Xanax (alprazolam) with Lexapro may increase dizziness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. ...Read more

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Can you take 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) with 10mg propranolol?

Discuss w your DR.: Drug Interaction Checker indicated that use of Xanax (alprazolam) with Propranolol may lower blood pressure w sx's of headache, feeling lightheaded, fainting or changes in heart rate. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take half 0.25 Xanax (alprazolam) with 10mg Zyrtec?

Yes. But use caution: You may use both medications together (Assuming you dont take under similar meds). However, both these medications can cause confusion and drowsiness - taking the medications together increases these side effects. When taking the medication together for the first time, see how you respond and do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how you react to the combination. . ...Read more

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I took my pain meds at 3pm and now I'm wondering can I go ahead and take my Xanax (alprazolam) norco 10mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg?

Probably not wise: Norco and Xanax (alprazolam) may lead to CNS depression and at that dose should not be taken together. They should be taken at least a couple hours apart but they may still cause problems. Be sure someone is there incase you should have slowed or stop breathing ...Read more

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Prescribed Diflucan (two daily single doses). Took 1.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg nortriptyline today. I know there are interactions. Safe to take the Diflucan?

Prescribed Diflucan (two daily single doses). Took 1.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg nortriptyline today. I know there are interactions. Safe to take the Diflucan?

? drug interaction: Cardiac side effects are listed for both Diflucan (fluconazole) and nortriptyline which may be additive. May be insignificant, but best to check first with your prescribing doctor(s). Avoid alcohol while on these meds. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I just found out I was pregnant and have been taking 0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg ambien once daily can it cause cleft palate?

I just found out I was pregnant and have been taking  0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg ambien once daily can it cause cleft palate?

Genes and Folate (folic acid) 1st: Xanax (alprazolam) is category D and can cause skeletal abnormalities. Ambient is category C so effects are unknown. In animals in high doses it causes fetal death rather than anatomic changes. Taking any meds during pregnancy needs to be discussed with your health care provider. Cleft palate is associated with genetics and folate deficiency. A plastic surgeon can correct a cleft lip early in life. ...Read more

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I had my baby 8 days ago. I have bad baby blues. My family doctor prescribed me .25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg of lexapro. Is that safe while breast feeding?

I had my baby 8 days ago. I have bad baby blues. My family doctor prescribed me .25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg of lexapro. Is that safe while breast feeding?

Possibly unsafe: Xanax (alprazolam) is listed as "possibly unsafe" as studies have found Xanax (alprazolam) in breast milk. This means that the breast fed infant would likely receive some Xanax (alprazolam) while breast feeding; the benefits of Xanax (alprazolam) must be weighed with these risks Lexapro is listed as "safety unknown" as it has not been as well studied. Consult your doctor, or seek another opinion for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take bupropion 150mg xl with Xanax (alprazolam) and esitalopram 10mg?

Medication Effects: I commend you for caring for your Health! Bupropion and Escitalopram are primarily for treatment of depression. Xanax (alprazolam) is for treatment of Anxiety. Bupropion together with Escitalopram may increase the risk of seizures. Using Xanax (alprazolam) with escitalopram may increase dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, effects of Medications, Therapy and Relaxation. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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