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Alprazolam For Insomnia
Not for insomnia: Alprazolam is a sedative, but is not really intended for insomnia. Insomnia can happen for many reasons, including depression, drug/alcohol use, sleep apnea, restless legs, etc. If you have have not had a full evaluation of your sleep problem, i hope you will seek it out. You can start with your family doctor, but may also need to see a sleep medicine physician and/or psychiatrist. ...Read more
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
What are the side effects of taking long term alprazolam? Can i get some tips to quit taking pills and not to suffer insomnia?
Tolerance/withdrawal: Alprazolam (brand name xanax) is a short-acting, non-sedating tranquilizer that is quite habit-forming. Depending on dosage & duration of use, it may need to be decreased very gradually over weeks or even longer. Sometimes xanax is replaced with a similar drug that is easier to stop. This is best discussed with the prescribing doctor, who may also offer other remedies for the insomnia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking 2 mg alprazolam bars now. Is clonazapam stronger than Xanax? I've had insomnia for about 30 yrs & I hear pros & cons over these 2 medicatio
Depends on situation: Xanax is short acting about 2-3 hours with onset in about 1/2 hour. Clonazapam or Klonopin short acting about 12 hours onset in about 2 hours. The effect also depends on the dosage, Both are benzodiazepines and dependency possible with both (greater with Xanax) Neither is considered traditional sleeping medication. YOu want to discuss all pros and cons of various meds for you with your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 11:30 pm i take one 10mg zolpidem for insomnia. I always wake up five hours later and can't get back to sleep can you help me i also take one 100mg of trazodone, i also take .50mg of alprazolam
every 4 hours not to exceed 4mg in 24 hours. Is there anyt
Too many drugs here: The combination of all this medication is not a good option in my opinion and I don't believe increasing doses of any individual one of these will help you sleep any better. I like the idea of working toward nonpharmacological ways to approach your insomnia before using all these agents. Again, speaking to your doctor before changing would be best but ultimately, I think for you, LESS is MORE. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have tried every anti depressant, anti anxiety, otc. For my insomnia and anxiety. Only 1 drug helps n doctors hate writing it even tho I've been on it for years. Any nola doc can write me my xanax?
Reason for it: Xanax or Alprazolam id a great drug for anxiety , panic attacks , depression etc , it is equally misused , can develop drug dependence ( addition ) , misused as a recreational drug , has to be under professional supervision, can cause complications , md s has responsibility to protect public that is the reason drug is not given . You have to talk to your doctor, will explain if it is indicated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking Xanax 0.5mg at bedtime only for 10 years. Could this cause insomnia? How can I stop taking this?
Dependence: It's possible that you have developed tolerence to xanax 0.5 mg because you have been taking it for so long. You can reduce the dose to three quarters of the tab for one week, then half a tab for one week and stop and see what happens. Ofcourse, it's always better to consult with the doctor who is prescribing your medication. ...Read more
What to do if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax and i'm still awake so i'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?
What do you suggest if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax and i'm still awake so i'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?
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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