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Can I take one Xanax (alprazolam) and one Ambien together?

Can I take one  Xanax (alprazolam) and one Ambien together?

Xanax (alprazolam) and ambien: If you go by textbookks and fda, it is a risky mixture because both medications can cause a negative additive effect in sedation.It is for this reason that medical judgement that includes your genetic metabolism, the dosage, illnesses such as asthma, concurrent medications such as pain killer will decide if the combination will help. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and ambien?

What is the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and ambien?

Class of drug: Xanax or Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine that affects your gaba receptors targeting anxiety. It has a risk of addiction. Ambien or zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic that is indicated for sleep. The risk of addiction is present, but much smaller than xanax/alprazolam. ...Read more

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Please help me! accidentally took Xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien at same time!?

Please help me! accidentally took Xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien at same time!?

SHOULD BE OK: Should be fine. May be extra sleepy. Would not be an overdose. Be more cautious with medications. ...Read more

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After taking a dose of ambien, how long should I wait before taking xanax (alprazolam)?

If prescribed, : They may be taken at the same time. There is no need to stagger them. ...Read more

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Have been taking 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) a day and 10 mg Ambien at night for a while and would like to start to reduce my need for both drugs. Any thoughts?

Have been taking 1mg Xanax (alprazolam)  a day and 10 mg Ambien at night for a while and would like to start to reduce my need for both drugs. Any thoughts?

The best for you: Is to talk with the doctor who prescribed you these meds and ask her/him for help. Same advice if ever you would have been self-medicating yourself: you need to see a doctor for help and safety. Best wishes for you to find help the smartest & safest way. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What do you suggest 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?

What do you suggest 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?

Stop: Your sedatives the tolerance and rebound withdrawal/ insomnia hhave made them less than useless and a cause of the problem. However, your obvious tolerance necessitates a weaning process by an provider experienced in this. ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

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


Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more