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Is it OK to take. 25mg Xanax and 5 mg Ambien?

Is it OK to take. 25mg Xanax and 5 mg Ambien?

No!: Do not take this two together. They are the same type of medication and you can become overly sedated, or worse, by mixing them. ...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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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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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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Took a 1 mg xanax (alprazolam) 7 hours ago and 2.5 vicodin 3 hours ago. Can I take a 5 mg ambien now?

Ans: No. What are you doing! Get off all of these medicines. If you can't sleep exercise. If you are anxious walk exercise and see a therapist. If you have pain find the source of the pain and get appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I take adderal and Xanax (alprazolam) together and then Ambien before bed. What are my health risk I am a 37 year old male

I take adderal and Xanax (alprazolam) together and then Ambien before bed. What are my health risk I am a 37 year old male

Why?: I don't understand this combination. Adderall is to be taken in the morning for add, adhd or conditions like narcolepsy. Because Ambien is already sedating - don't know why you would need to add in xanax (alprazolam). Please discuss this thoroughly with your prescribing provider. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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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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?

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

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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

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