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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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How can you help someone who overdosed on xanax (alprazolam)?

Depends what you: mean by help. A true overdose results in unconsciousness and can cause respiratory depression, vomiting, aspiration, brain damage and death. This requires immediate medical attention. If you mean help for someone out of control on drugs, you can only express your concern to them and suggest they get help. If this is a loved one/friend, Alanon may be helpful to you-a self-help group for loved ones ...Read more

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How many 0.5 mg tablets of Xanax (alprazolam) would put me in danger of overdosing?

Unknown: The usual limit is six mg per day. However, this might be an overdose for one person and not enough for another. At six mg the answer to your question is 12. Your prescribing physician knows more about yuo and your circumstances than i do. Consult with him/her. ...Read more

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If you take four xanaxs and four trazadones will you overdose?

If you take four xanaxs and four trazadones will you overdose?

Be careful: Impossible question to answer. Lack of basic info: dose, age , other meds , health status. Meds cannot be taken like that! check wiith your care provider. ...Read more

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How much clonopin and Xanax (alprazolam) would you need to take to overdose?

How much clonopin and Xanax (alprazolam) would you need to take to overdose?

Suicidal?: If you're thinking of overdosing on any medication, please contact your psychiatrist, your primary care physician, or the national suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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How long should i supervise him? He overdosed on xanax (alprazolam) and heroin.

Call 911: He needs to go to the ER. Overdose on xanax (alprazolam) and heroin can be fatal. Immediate medical attention is needed. Call 911 and have him taken to the hospital. ...Read more

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I have taken 4 .25 Xanax (alprazolam) over the course of the day as my anxiety has been high. This won't make me overdose right?

I have taken 4 .25 Xanax (alprazolam) over the course of the day as my anxiety has been high. This won't make me overdose right?

Right? Wrong!: This is a very high dose. How many mgs do you normally take daily? If you have high tolerance for drug, you may be ok. But you are really playing with fire. Talk with prescriber re drug. Seeing a psychologist for tx along with drug tx appears to be a safer way to handle extreme anxiety. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?

More to it: well depends, the bigger picture may be, why did they ingest more then suggested? was it a suicide attempt? are they suicidal? they should seek help with a psychiatrist and therapist. take them to the ER to monitor their vitals and give the appropriate treatments. enough xanax (alprazolam) can cause respiratory depression and even death. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more