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Will taking one Xanax (alprazolam) cause a siezure?

Will taking one Xanax (alprazolam) cause a siezure?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine - this is a class of drug that can be used to treat seizures acutely. Withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam) can cause seizures. ...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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How long does one 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) stay in my blood?

12 to 24 hours: Xanax, or alprazolam, has a relatively short "half-life," meaning that it's metabolized quickly. However, that number is still a range of anywhere from about 6 to 12 hours depending on a variety of factors, including health status, age, weight, overall health, nutritional status, liver and kidney function, other medications taken, etc. It might be detected in a blood or urine specimen for 24 hours ...Read more

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Can I take one Xanax (alprazolam) and one Ambien together?

Can I take one  Xanax (alprazolam) and one Ambien together?

Xanax (alprazolam) and ambien: If you go by textbookks and fda, it is a risky mixture because both medications can cause a negative additive effect in sedation.It is for this reason that medical judgement that includes your genetic metabolism, the dosage, illnesses such as asthma, concurrent medications such as pain killer will decide if the combination will help. ...Read more

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Can the blue round Xanax (alprazolam) be better then the football one?

Better how?: Xanax (alprazolam) is the same drug in whatever pill it happens to be in. There are brand name and generic forms, but they are all required to be approximately equal in their content. The blue oval forms and the blue round ones are both 1 mg and they are the same. I do not like Xanax and do not prescribe it. It has a high abuse potential, and there are better alternatives to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Can st. Johns wort be taken with one dose of .025mg xanax (alprazolam)?

Can st. Johns wort be taken with one dose of .025mg xanax (alprazolam)?

Would not use: St. John's wort can induce the liver enzymes needed to metabolize xanax (alprazolam) and prozac, possibly making them less effective. Why would you want to take st. John's wort when you're already on Prozac & xanax (alprazolam) (according to your additional patient information)? ...Read more

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How horrible is dropping 4 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) on the liver at one time?

Not usually toxic: A one time dose at that level is not usually toxic, unless there are other factors involved (other meds, prior liver disease, etc.). It might be very sedating, especially if combined with other drugs or alcohol, or if the person taking it isn't used to Xanax, (alprazolam) because that is a high dose, generally. This could be dangerous. ...Read more

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I meant to say can st.Johns wort be taken with one dose of 0.25mg of xanax (alprazolam)?

I meant to say can st.Johns wort be taken with one dose of 0.25mg of xanax (alprazolam)?

Would not use: St. John's wort can induce the liver enzymes needed to metabolize xanax (alprazolam) and prozac, possibly making them less effective. Why would you want to take st. John's wort when you're already on Prozac & xanax (alprazolam) (according to your additional patient information)? Other studies show that st. John's wort has similar serotonin reuptake-inhibiting action to prozac, leading to adverse effects. ...Read more

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If i took 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) on thues at 3am and never have taken one before will i pass a drug test on friday at 3pm?

Depends...: Depends on how long the xanax (alprazolam) stays in your system, which can vary from person to person. The half-life 6.3 to 26.9 hours. It can take 5.5 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system entirely, so that means that xanax (alprazolam) might be detectable as long as 147.95 hours which translates to 6 days. So if Thues = Tuesday and your test is on that Friday it "could" still be detected. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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