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Alprazolam Allergy In Children
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
I take .50mg Xanax (alprazolam)/10mg Claritin daily for anxiety & allergies. Took Xanax (alprazolam) but dunno if I took Claritin. Feel miserable-Ok to take another Claritin?
I was prescibed trazodone for insomnia but had allergy next he prescibed Ambien but makes me feel weird, is it bad to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or other med?
Cause for insomnia?: Referral (possibly to psychiatrist) for thorough evaluation of your insomnia might be the smartest request you could make. It's better than asking for more medicines when it's not clear "why" you're having this problem. If you're still taking vyvanse (as on your other info), this may be related. Ambien (zolpidem) can indeed result in feeling "weird" -- also doing odd things at night after taking it. ...Read more
I have sever insomnia and was prescribed trazodone, that was dc because of allergy. Next he put me on ambien, but it makes me feel realy weird. ** is it frowned upon to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or another med?
I took a benedryl for my allergies, and my amlodipine for my blood pressure at around the same time tonight. Can I take my alprazolam tonight also?
Is it ok for me to take an anti allergy pill when I have heart failure and am on advair, buproprion, topamax, restarts, xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin and propecia?
I recently have been prescribed xanax. I took 1 pill .25 at 11am. Is it safe to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now at 10:04pm?? My allergies are bugging me.
Yes: It is almost 12hrs since you last xanax dose. The effect of xanax is usually much shorter than 12hrs, so it is safe to take benadryl (diphenhydramine). You may want to consider non-sedating antihistamine, like zyrtec, claritin, or allegra, which are generally safe to use with anti-anxiety medications. ...Read more
Yes: Because of the short half-life and rapid onset, this particular drug is more reinforcing than the other benzos. If you are on Xanax (alprazolam) and want to come off, I suggest doing this very slowly... Over at least 6 months to a year and done by someone who has experience in taking people off of xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
Not really: There are botanical medicines which can help relax you, but xanax (alprazolam) is an extremely potent benzodiazepine that is synthesized in a lab. Although botanicals such as kava and passion flower can help with mild to moderate anxiety, their effects are not as strong or as targeted as those of xanax (alprazolam). There are also not as good research studies of the botanicals as there are for xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
8 mg daily: Xanax, generic alprazolam, is available in pharmacies notionally in dosages of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 mg. The dosage range varies widely, depending on you diagnosis, and reaction to treatment with this medication. Most people do we on much less than the maximum recommended dosage, for control of anxiety, panic disorder, and insomnia. Try to keep your daily, intermittent dosing to am minimum. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed by your doctor who knows your case best. ...Read more
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Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Increased anxiety with panic attacks; extreme nervousness; insomnia; moodiness; tremors; hallucinations; nightmares; nausea & vomiting; seizures. Xanax (alprazolam) & other benzo-diazepines should never be stopped abruptly; they should be tapered off very gradually (weeks to months in some cases). Often pt on xanax (alprazolam) is given benzo easier to withdraw. ...Read more
Puzzling: Xanax (alprazolam) itself has a sedating effect, rather than an activating one. So it's odd that you would feel more sluggish not taking it, than taking it. It would be a good idea to talk with the physician who prescribed your xanax, (alprazolam) and see what else is happening with you. Perhaps other medicines are on board now that could be adding to this effect. ...Read more
Slowly: Dr. Jones' answer is a good one. In addition, if you find that you can not succeed in tapering the Xanax (alprazolam) (the discontinuation syndrome is intense anxiety) you can talk to your doctor about switching to a long-acting anxiolytic such as tranxene to make the taper easier. ...Read more
You bet: Your doctor gave you the medication for a very good reason. It is your choice whether to comply. Recommend contacting your doc, and telling him/her your above confession, and figure out what would be best for your condition. ...Read more
Depends: The appropriate dose of alprazolam depends on the diagnosis, other medications being prescribed as well as other medical conditions that may be present. Doctors vary greatly in their comfort level in prescribing benzodiazepines including Xanax. Although the FDA labeling can be as high as 3mg three times daily for panic, very few patients are prescribed more than 1mg four times daily. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): What are you looking to feel -- a buzz, or relief of anxiety? Xanax (alprazolam) may not produce signs of intoxication if that's what you're seeking. You have also not said how strong your xanax (alprazolam) pills are, whether they're new to you, whether you've been using other benzodiazepines or alcohol, etc. Please talk with your physician about this -- s/he may provide a better answer since s/he knows your history. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more