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Alprazolam Chemical Structure
Have GAD since teen. Eating large when anxious was difficult. Now i take Xanax (alprazolam) and able to eat very large meals and put on weight. Is there chemical in Xanax (alprazolam) that stimulates hunger or im just relaxed?
Relaxed: Xanax (alprazolam) is a tranquilizer and has mild anti depressive activity. I hope that you are seeing your primary care physician as eating disorders can be quite serious. You might consider also consider seeing a nutritionist to guide you in meal planning. But be careful, Xanax (alprazolam) can be habit forming & must be monitored by your physician who also may refer you to a therapist to handle your anxiety problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Woke up in night with reflux from my meds awful burning and chemical fumes smell and vapor feeling the pain is terrible Xanax (alprazolam) and gabapentine & ambien?
Tried ssri/xanax for depression/anxiety, bad reactions. I heard wellbutrin (bupropion) works on different brain chemicals than ssri's. Can wellbutrin (bupropion) help?
Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin does work on different neurotransmitters than SSRI's - specifically norepinephrine and dopamine. That said, you mentioned using Xanax (alprazolam) in the past - and Wellbutrin does have an "activating" effect for many people. So, it's probably not the best option for you. I'd suggest seeing a psychiatrist to talk over all of the options available (sometimes dosing is the key). Good luck! ...Read more
Get Help: Talk to your doctor about mental health professional near you. You should cut back slowly if you have been taking it for a long time. You need to talk to your doctor about other medications, other strategies. You may need a treatment program to help you. Benzos are addictive. ...Read more
Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction , dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression. ...Read more
No, there is not: There is no specific kiddie xanax (alprazolam). It is not officially approved for use in children. There is a liquid xanax (alprazolam), however, and an orally disintegrating form as well. . Child psychiatrists most certainly use this in their practices as well, but there is no specifically "child" form. Thanks for asking the question. ...Read more
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