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Ambien Xanax Interaction
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
If prescribed, : They may be taken at the same time. There is no need to stagger them. ...Read more
I took 3 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) about 2.5 hours ago, and im wondering if its safe to take 20mg of Ambien right now?
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
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