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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...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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Am i going through Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal? What are the signs?

Am i going through Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal? What are the signs?

Possibly: It is very common, xanax (alprazolam) is highly addictive and causes withdrawal relatively easy. Symptoms would include anxiety, cravings, maybe tremors, maybe insomnia, and other symptoms including seizures potentially. Consult your dr. Get help, call aa/na or 1855detox-00 if you need help stopping. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does everyone go through Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawl?

No: but many do depending on the dose and length of time taking the medication. ...Read more

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If i took 3mgs of Xanax (alprazolam) on sat & sun then none mon, tues and wed and then 2mgs-4mgs thurs, fri, sat and sun will i go thru withdrawal?

Not likely: Significant withdrawal, but you may certainly feel somewhat anxious on those days without xanax (alprazolam). I assume you are referring to a daily dose and not cumulative which begs the question of why are you on such a high dose which can certainly be habituating. ...Read more

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Been on .25 mg of xanax a day for 3 weeks. To stop do I need to taper or is the dose too low for that? I just don't want to withdrawal

Been on .25 mg of xanax a day for 3 weeks. To stop do I need to taper or is the dose too low for that? I just don't want to withdrawal

Discuss w/ Dr: The Dr who prescribed is a good source for this advice. It's part of their professional responsibility to patients. It also can build the sort of relationship that can really optimize treatment over time. It's always good to discuss this at the very beginning of a new Rx. You are right to want to avoid w/drawal. Best! ...Read more

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What does a Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal feel like?

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What does a Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal feel like?

Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Withdrawal symptoms vary & may include aches & pains, blurred vision, agitation, depression, dry mouth, dizziness, electric shock sensations, flu-like symptoms, headaches, increased sensitivity to sound & touch, insomnia, impaired concentration & memory, muscle cramps, nausea & vomiting, tremors, sweating, blood pressure changes, confusion if severe. ...Read more

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What are symptoms/duration of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

See Below: There are two phases to benzodiazepine withdrawal: 1.Acute phase - lasting 7 days to 90 days 2.Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) – lasting up to 2 years The length of time to get completely free of the benzodiazepines varies according to the benzodiazepine that the patient was taking. A short acting drug like Xanax (alprazolam) has a short acute withdrawal phase, usually lasting around 7 days. A long acting benzodiazepine like Klonopin can have acute withdrawal symptoms that last 90 days. The Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is usually mild and essentially consists of a slight increase in anxiety and insomnia. Patients find themselves worrying more than they need to, but over time this goes away. The symptoms can usually be helped with a combination of counseling, support, and sometimes non-addictive medicines. ...Read more

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How to get off Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 2 a day without withdrawal?

How to get off Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 2 a day without  withdrawal?

Taper: Very slow dose reductions will eliminate withdrawal symptoms. This must be conducted under the supervision of an experienced physician knowledgeable about you. ...Read more

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Please explain what exactly happens during withdrawal from Xanax (alprazolam) and benzo's?

Lots of bad things: Including seizures and delirium (dt's), as well as elevation of blood pressure to where heart damage or stroke may occur. Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzo, and has a more severe withdrawal syndrome because it is so short-acting. Benzos should never be abruptly stopped after chronic use, but should be tapered or replaced with a longer-acting drug that is tapered. Anticonvulsants can also help. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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