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How is the best way to quit from Xanax (alprazolam) medication currently taking 1mg before bedtime for 5 months now, II like to stop?
See your MD: Your dr needs to evaluate you and explain the treatment plan. You may be able decrease the dose gradually over a 3 - 4 week period. Some mds may prefer to switch the xanax (alprazolam) to long acting "benzo" med from which you can taper off more comfortably. Again only an md who has evaluated you should decide how best you can be treated. ...Read more
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
Yes: But the value of this is questionable. This otc preparation is not assessed for efficacy by the fda. It contains a significant amount of sugar and substances which are widely touted for a variety of almost magical effects, none of which is proven. Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. You can take these together but would recommend discussing with the doctor prescribing. ...Read more
Not a fan of it: 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, not on daily basis. ...Read more
Took daily medications (alprazolam 1mg, zyrtec 10mg, Nasonex) and also took robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) max to relieve a sore throat. Can I take theraflu with those?
See your doctor: You may need Rx medicine, good luck ...Read more
I'm 22 yrs old male 77kg. I take oxycodone, bromazepam, multivitamins, xanax (alprazolam).... I know these medications kill my liver. What medications should I take to save my liver? Thank you
I think at this: Point the major issue is not what you should take in addition to your current drugs - but rather what medications can be removed from your current medication regimen. Work together to optimize these medications. Take care. ...Read more
Are there medications or other things besides alcohol that will dangerously increase the effects of xanax (alprazolam)?
Yes: Any medication or drug that sedates you, will combine with the sedating effects of xanax (alprazolam). This would include all sleeping medications, antipsychotics, other benzodiazepines, many antidepressants, etc. Xanax (alprazolam) is also metabolized by certain liver enzyme systems which can be impacted by other drugs and grapefruit juice. Drugs that inhibit these enzymes can increase effects of xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
How many alprazolam 1 ml should be much medication is a safe percription. Right now they want me to take 120 a month 1four times a day?
Alprazolam: Alprazolam comes in milligrams (mg) not milliliters (ml). If 1mg 4 times a day is your starting dose on this medication, this is very high. If you have worked up to it, it's still high. I don't know your history or diagnosis, but there may be other medications and/or treatments that could assist you without exposure to this much potential sedation and habituation. ...Read more
I was prescribed restoril30mg, didn't work so I took 60mg, didn't work, what if I add Xanax (alprazolam) to it, or what is other sleeping medications?
My sister is having seziures and I think its from her medication. She is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and at night melatonin could the two be a bad combination?
See a doctor: If your sister is having seizures, she should see a doctor immediately so that a diagnosis can be made and treatment prescribed. Withdrawal from large doses of Xanax (alprazolam) can cause seizures, so if she is taking a large dose and suddenly stops it she might have seizures. Otherwise it is unlikely that either Xanax (alprazolam) or melatonin would cause seizures. ...Read more
I need medication to help me thru a c.T. Scan, I have tried haildol, xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, with no success, due to extreme claustrophobia! It is vital!
How much med can a: Woodchuck chuck. The failure to get a response from those meds may be dose related - not enough was provided or not via the best route. Sometimes intravenous medication has a more instant and significant response. Valium and Ativan (lorazepam) can be provided that way. Cognitive therapy, emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), and hypnosis are non-med alternatives. Consider anesthesia consult. ...Read more
What is the best anxiety medication? My only symptoms are sob. I have stressed anxiety. Currently on. 25 of Xanax (alprazolam) twice a day and isn't doing enough
Pls help. Xanax (alprazolam) no longer an opt 4 treatment. I felt so productive taking it. Can any1 recommend similar medication that's effective 4 gen. Anxiety? Ty
Xanax (alprazolam) must b stopped: I'm sorry that you need to stop a medicine that you've found very helpful! There are many, many different medications to treat anxiety, including meds that are in the same class as Xanax, (alprazolam) and others that are in different classes. There are also multiple helpful talk therapies. I would set up an appointment with your md and discuss the available options & assess, with your doc, which wld b best 4 u ...Read more
Please explain what are the symptoms where a person should be given medication for adult attention hyperactive disorder instead of taking a high dose of xanax (alprazolam)?
Actually a formal: Psychiatric evaluation will help to determine if the person has some form of an anxiety disorder or (and) if there is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. When both diagnoses are present, the prescriber needs to carefully determine which medication (s) are indicated ; it what order. ...Read more
Many: Benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, valium, ativan, klonopin, etc.); antidepressants with serotonin reuptake inhibition (e.g. Prozac, zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro, effexor, (venlafaxine) cymbalta, remeron, tofranil, parnate, nardil, etc.); beta blockers (e.g. Metoprolol, propranolol); serotonin1a receptor partial agonists (e.g. Buspar). ...Read more
When taking Xanax (alprazolam) daily, is it okay to consume apple cider vinegar? Or will it cancel out the medication?
It is ok: There should not be interaction between the components. Always consult your doctor about intake of meds and other stuff as they may share metabolism site and cause toxicity. Furthermore, if you can take xanax (alprazolam) as needed, perhaps that was the way it was ordered to not cause dependence and tolerance. ...Read more
What is the best type of medication for panic attacks, I have alprazolam at the moment untill I see some specialist next week? Any ideas please?
Therapy and SSRI: The best treatment for anxiety disorders is a combination of therapy and the use of ssri's. Cognitive behavioral therapy is very useful in teaching you coping skills to work through the anxiety attacks and learn the thoughts that drive the attacks in order to prevent them. The medications called ssri's, like fluoxetine and sertraline have all been shown to help anxiety disorders too. ...Read more
If let's say, a person takes psych medications like Xanax (alprazolam) for a few months and gets off it, does the brain chemically rebalance itself (5htp, etc)?
What are the best non addictive medications for chronic anxiety- I take Xanax (alprazolam) and my breathlessness doesn't go completely away but gets much better?
You probably need an ssri[selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor] medication
as well as adjustment of the xanax (alprazolam) first. Once the symptoms are controlled then perhaps the xanax (alprazolam) can be tapered off. Also enter into a course of psychotherapy since in the long run this may help you do without the medication totally. ...Read more
Good question: To be addressed directly your doc. Personally, I have no idea: those two meds are different & are normally "switched" the other way around, from xanax (alprazolam) (benzo) to zoloft (ssri). If the doc's answer is still unclear, unsatisfactory or confusing, get a second opinion, your health is too important to be left in the fog. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am currently taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take vyvanse with these medications?
It may not be: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has a well-known potential side effect of producing seizures (usually in higher doses like 450mg/day and in seizure-prone individuals) and Vyvanse may compound that risk. I am not a fan of alprazolam use in most people, particularly those with depression. Sounds like your depression has been significant, and perhaps you should consider a second opinion from another psychiatrist. ...Read more
I'm taking lexapro Wellbutrin (bupropion) and alprazolam. Is it safe to take a vyvanse with these medications in my system?
Caution: You already have significant drug interactions with the 3 meds listed. Adding Vyvanse plus Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases risk for seizures. Vyvanse plus Lexapro increases side effects of Vyvanse and risk for serotonin syndrome. Review these meds with prescribing doctor. You need close medical supervision to take these medications. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Is it safe to take multivitamins with xanax (alprazolam)? . Better yet is it safe to take multivitamins with any medication since it's vitamins and not medication?
Yes, it's safe: It is safe and there are no interactions. The use of multivitamins is so ingrained in our society. If you eat healthy and right, there is no need to take and spend money on all those multivitamins. Your food has them. You can google the latest studies on multivitamins and you'll be surprised. ...Read more