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Clonidine And Xanax
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
Why?: I am not sure why you would need to take two different benzodiazapines at the same time. Both have potential to build tolerance. I would not prescribe both at the same time to a patient, however different providers select different options. Please discuss this fully with your prescribing provider. Take care. ...Read more
Celexa/Xanax/Atarax: As prescribed, with caution regarding some extra sedation. ...Read more
Not first choice but: Gabapentin has no cross-tolerance with benzodiazepines, so would probably not be first choice for xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal. However, there is at least one case report of using this for xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal -- successful results. As an anticonvulsant it might be effective when other options fail or are unwise. See the abstract: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17124639. ...Read more
Are low doses of Xanax (alprazolam) and clonidine safe to take during short-acting opioid withdrawal? I plan on taking 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 0.2mg of clonidine daily.
It depends.: The answer is yes but be aware that all three medications have sedating side-effects as well as hypotensive properties so that they should not be taken at the same time. ...Read more
NO: Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant for depression and some forms of anxiety, sometimes used for chronic pain or migraine. Xanax (alprazolam) is a triazolobenzodiazepine or a benzodiazepine with an extra triazole ring structure. It is quite addicting and has a short half-life. It is used for panic, with or without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder and for anxiety associated with chemotherapy. ...Read more
Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you stop taking your xanax (alprazolam) suddenly while taking wellbutrin and Lexapro you may make it more likely that you would have a seizure. You also may find operating a motor vehicle more challenging when taking xanax (alprazolam) with any medications. ...Read more
Clonodine will: Clonodine does help someone cope with the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. I usually add this medication into the titration initial hours when the patient has alot of GI symptoms of withdrawal. I generally recommend taking suboxone and not just going off opioids due to the very high rate of relapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a big fan: Xanax (alprazolam) is not a great medication for ongoing use to treat anxiety; antidepressants usually are much better. That said, anxiety and adhd often co-exist, and it is common to treat both for best effect. Some nonstimulants such as atomoxetine and Guanfacine may help with both adhd and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xanax (alprazolam) & VPA ?: There is no formal interaction between these two meds (depakote & Xanax). It's important to only take those psychiatric medications that are prescribed to you by your doc, and review any questions you have with him/her. Talking with your doc will help you determine the best med & treatment regimen for your particular case. Good luck & stay well !:) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any interactions between Adderall and : cymbalta, xanax, (alprazolam) amitriptyline, hydrocodone, and cyclobenzaprine?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) combo: Safe if taken as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›