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Ambien Xanax Overdose
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
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
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
Took a 1 mg xanax (alprazolam) 7 hours ago and 2.5 vicodin 3 hours ago. Can I take a 5 mg ambien now?
I take adderal and Xanax (alprazolam) together and then Ambien before bed. What are my health risk I am a 37 year old male
After 3yrs of xanax, (alprazolam) roxi, oxy, ambien. I choose to stop bc of dependence. It's been 6mths and I can't stand my pain. How do I ask for help w/ new paindr?
Use NAMI Website: Www. Nami. Org, is a helpful patient-consumer oriented website. They have both a call-line, as well as a directory of all nami chapters in cities all across the us. Whenever a loved one or friend needs such help, best idea is to actually attend a nami meeting in your city, and ask others, "who is a good doctor in our area? ". ...Read more
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?
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?
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
Shared-after 12 years on ambien-zolpidem 10mg I tapered for 5 days then used xanax&melatonin. Then nothing. Sleep much improved after one month.
Good for you: Many others would have taken even longer torrecover. ...Read more
Could having rapidly detoxed off of 80mgs a day of Valium + Xanax (alprazolam) as needed and 10mgs of Ambien a night trigger narcolepsy down the line?
I been having a lot of anxiety & insomnia usually take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) at bed and ambien 10 mg dr advised me 2 take 2mg xan & 1 ten mil ambien Is this ok?
Find cause: You may be getting into a drug dependency that is unwise. Insomnia needs further assessment. Sleep issues can be associated with many medical, psychological, environmental issues as well as sleep hygiene. Please review your situation with prescribing doctor and consider exam with pcp for additional guidance. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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