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What is the highest dosage of xanax (alprazolam)?

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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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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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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What dosage of Xanax (alprazolam) will calm me without affecting my mental capabilities?

Only YOUR doc knows: This question can only be answered by the doctor who prescribed the medication for you and in fact was on the script he wrote for you. Just read the label.....unless of course, it's not been prescribed for you in which case you're going to have to resort to seeing a physician first before taking ANYTHING. ...Read more

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What dosage of Xanax (alprazolam) will calm me without affecting my mental capabilities?

Depends: Sorry for the disappointing answer, but there is no set dosage and it differs for each person. Even a small dose of alprazolam (Xanax) will dull mental ability and increase sedation, however, some people get used to these effects. Driving and safety-sensitive functions should be done with caution while on alprazolam, or any other benzodiazepine (lorazepam, clonazepam, etc.). ...Read more

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Hi. I am scared about flights. Today I have to flight. How much dosage of Xanax (alprazolam) will help me and what time before to take it? Thanks

Depends: Xanax (alprazolam) is a fast short acting anti-anxiety medication. I would take it 30 mins before take off or earlier if anxious at the airport. Take the lowest dose that reduces your anxiety. Its always easy to add a 1/2 tablet if needed but if you take to much you wont feel well. Always take a test dose before the flight in the safety of your home because you need to know how your body reacts to the med ...Read more

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Pls help.What is the optimal time btw xanax (alprazolam) dosages.Taking 0.25 mg 2 times a day, with interval of 6 hours but after the 4th hour i start to freak out?

Pls help.What is the optimal time btw xanax (alprazolam) dosages.Taking 0.25 mg 2 times a day, with interval of 6 hours but after the 4th hour i start to freak out?

Xanax (alprazolam): Assume by 'freak out' you mean panic/anxiety attack. Xanax (alprazolam) is short-acting, generally lasts 4-6 hours varies with individual, other meds you may take etc. Discuss dose, other med options and recurring anxiety symptoms with prescribing doctor. You may do better with: an SSRI type antidepressant, even low-dose, for better coverage, or extended-release Xanax (alprazolam). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) usually affective in relieving anxiety, even if it's at the bare minimum dosage?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) usually affective in relieving anxiety, even if it's at the bare minimum dosage?

Yes, Xanax (alprazolam) can : But is addictive and does not change u negative thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy should be the primary treatment and other non addictive medication , if xanax (alprazolam) is used should be short term and only on as needed basis ...Read more

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Will changing manufacturers change the effectiveness of alprazolam? The pharmacy made a change and i feel a little more anxious. Still the same dosage

Will changing manufacturers change the effectiveness of alprazolam? The pharmacy made a change and i feel a little more anxious. Still the same dosage

It can happen: Yes, this can happen -- and is why some psychiatrists prefer to use brand names rather than generics. Of course, this comes into conflict with insurance companies who have formularies -- and often pay only for generics. Like patients, most psychiatrists would prefer to have more predictable results than be wondering what generic the drug store purchased that month. ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

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