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Has anyone else had Xanax (alprazolam) allergy?

Has anyone else had Xanax (alprazolam) allergy?

Probably many: Anyone can be allergic to any medication. I have seen several people claim to be allergic to xanax (alprazolam). Medications can be targets of the immune system so any medication can cause an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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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What is the definition or description of: Alprazolam allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Alprazolam allergy?

Itchy/ hives: An allergy implies an immune reaction with itchiness and hives. I haven't seen an alprazolam allergy however a sensitivity may be possible which implies after taking the medication you experience adverse effects not expected as side effects are. ...Read more

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Has anyone else had Xanax (alprazolam) allergy relief bad effects?

Has anyone else had Xanax (alprazolam) allergy relief bad effects?

Not allergy medicine: Xanax (alprazolam) is not an allergy relief medication. It is an anti-anxiety medication. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Questions are OK: I believe that most physicians would welcome your suggestions and questions. Regarding whether xanax (alprazolam) is appropriate for you, however, is something you need to discuss with your doctor. http://bit.ly/109po5n. ...Read more

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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

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How can I get xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam) is : A controlled substance that has to be prescribed by a doctor with a dea license. Start by seeing your doctor, describing your problem, and getting examined. There are many treatable causes of anxiety. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) hard to quit?

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

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What does Xanax (alprazolam) make you feel like?

What does Xanax (alprazolam) make you feel like?

It is lowers anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) makes you feel calmer and relieves the symptoms of anxiety in panic attacks. However, these effects are short-lived, and you may develop tolerance over time in which your body needs higher doses to have the same effect. ...Read more

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.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) who long for effects?

Quick onset and end: A 0.5 mg dose of Alprazolam would typically start working within an hour and would probably not be noticeable much beyond about four to eight hours. I would talk to your prescribing physician for more information! ...Read more

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Is there a natural version of xanax (alprazolam)?

Is there a natural version of xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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What is the highest dosage of xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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How often would I need to take xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed by your doctor who knows your case best. ...Read more

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What happens during an overdose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): Being a sedative & depending on the dose, it can cause sedation, disorientation, delirium, respiratory depression, coma. ...Read more

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What is the half-life of .25 Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg?

What is the half-life of .25 Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg?

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: 6.3-26.9 hours) in healthy adults. " PER: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/018276s045lbl.pdf ...Read more

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What are good alternatives to Xanax (alprazolam) or benzo?

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Benzos: For anxiety, ssri group of antidepressants such as lexapro, or snri group such as effexor (venlafaxine). Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawn.? Thanks

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

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Why do I feel so sluggish when im not taking my xanax (alprazolam)?

Why do I feel so sluggish when im not taking my xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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What is the best way to ween yourself from prescribed xanax (alprazolam)?

What is the best way to ween yourself from prescribed xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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I don't take my Xanax (alprazolam) as prescribed, could this be a problem?

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

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I think I was prescribed too much xanax (alprazolam). What's the general dosage?

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

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I just took one and a half of Xanax (alprazolam) but I feel nothing. Shouldn't I feel something?

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

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Side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Go to:: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-9824-xanax+oral.aspx?drugid=9824&drugname=xanax+oral&source=1.

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Can I mix butalbital and alprazolam?

Can I mix butalbital and alprazolam?

No, I wouldn't: That would be a dangerous combination, because both are sedating medications. Please don't use them together. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

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


Alprazolam Allergy (Definition)

An allergy implies an immune reaction with itchiness and hives. I haven't seen an alprazolam allergy however a sensitivity may be possible which implies after taking the medication you experience adverse effects not expected ...Read more