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Should I taper myself off of Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Should I taper myself off of Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Under supervision: Highly recommended that you taper under a doctor's/provider's supervision. Not only can there by uncomfortable withdrawals, medications like Xanax/alprazolam can result in life-threatening withdrawal seizures if an appropriate/safe tapering does not take place. What does of Xanax, how often taking? High dose/daily use may require inpatient detoxification. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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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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Is it safe to mix oxycodone with Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Is it safe to mix oxycodone with Ambien and xanax (alprazolam)?

Only if prescribed: Oxycodonw combined with xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien can result in fatal respiratory depression. They should only be used in combination if prescribed by the same physician. Too often patients are seeing several doctors who may be unaware of what each other is prescribing leading to potentially dangerous combinations. ...Read more

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Hardly slept at a for more than a week. Tried, valerian root, melatonin, kava, motrinpm, ambien, and xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) helped two nights but does not work now.Also tried relaxation techniques suggested.Help?

Hardly slept at a for more than a week. Tried, valerian root, melatonin, kava, motrinpm, ambien, and xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) helped two nights but does not work now.Also tried relaxation techniques suggested.Help?

Please see doctor: If you're not sleeping for over a week, there are multiple possible causes including bipolar hypomania or mania, intoxication with stimulants, withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs, etc. You need to see a physician -- preferably a psychiatrist -- in person for an evaluation to see what's going on and to get the right kind of help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i take 10 hydrocodone 5 Ambien 5 Xanax (alprazolam) 3 tramadol 4 dexamethasone and 4 cyclobenzaprine with a few beers, will i survive the night?

If you are trying to: Kill yourself, you are not going to get any ethical physician to tell you what you need to do to accomplish it. You are depressed and need help. The samaritans have a hotline you can find number of at samaritanshope.Org, your local mental health clinic or your health care provider can help. Asking this question online is clearly a cry for help - please get the help you need now. ...Read more

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My mother is taking seroquel...ambien and xanax (alprazolam). 200mg seroquel and 120 pills of 1mg xanax (alprazolam) not sure of the dosage of ambien. Is this okay?

Too many sedatives: Without knowing the exact regimen my best comment is to note that care must be taken when using multiple medications with sedative effects. I assume the Ambien is for sleep and the Xanax (alprazolam) is for anxiety. I would argue both are short-term interventions and she will be best served if alternative approaches are explored. The only thing I can say with certainty is that she should NOT drink alcohol! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take Ambien Xanax (alprazolam) remeron and hydroxozine at the same time?

Would not advise it: These are all sedating drugs, and may work in either an additive or synergistic way. Even if only additive, the accumulated effect may be excessive sleepiness, which could be dangerous if alertness is required - like driving or operating machinery, or even taking care of children and crossing a street. If synergistic, the effects could be dangerous and include respiratory depression. Talk to md. ...Read more

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Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety? Can I safely switch between Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan If I find one works better?

Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety?  Can I safely switch between  Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan If I find one works better?

Your question sounds: like there may not be a prescribing physician involved with this, or at least you don't say anything about the advice of that physician. Benzodiazepines are not necessarily the best treatment for chronic anxiety states like generalized anxiety disorder, panic and especially not PTSD. Antidepressants work without producing tolerance and with much less of a risk of dependency. Talk to the prescriber ...Read more

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Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety? my doctor describing me this combination but Im not sure.

Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety?  my doctor describing me this combination but Im not sure.

Depends: Not knowing your age, duration ,other hx, this will be a good "band aid " treatment. Long term you will be a good and assured business for your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax (alprazolam) and i'm still awake so i'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?

Please don't : Overdose yourself. If you are having this type of problem, encourage you to see a sleep specialist. A polysomnogram may be recommended as well. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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


Ambien (Definition)

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