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Does Xanax Cause Seizures
Seizures: Some experts feel that chronic use of benzodiazepine (xanax, valium, ativan, (lorazepam) clonazepam) may lower seizure threshold, specially in patients with epilepsy or predisposing disorders. This is beyond the withdrawal mechanism which can occur even in low dose use for long time. Thats why rarely used for a long term in seizure disorders. Always check with your physician before adjusting your medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Been Taking .25mg of xanax for a month on a daily basis, once a day. is that enough to cause bad side effects like seizures if I stop?
Doubtful: highly improbable if that is your dose. ...Read more
Will taking 1mg xanax everyday and then stopping it cause me withdrawal seizures? I need to come off them to start my sleep med
DEPENDS: If you took 1 pill there is no withdrawal. If you took it daily for 2 weeks then there may be withdrawal. ...Read more
If I take half of my .5 prescription of Xanax (alprazolam) can it cause a seizure? This would be my first time taking it since I got them.
Very unlikely: Xanax (alprazolam) does not provoke seizure activity, and if you are taking appropriate anti-epileptic drugs, you should experience NO issues, when you restart your Xanax (alprazolam), other than perhaps more drowsiness if interacts with certain meds. You have a good strategy to resume. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) as needed for "freakouts" when prescribed buproprion XL, or does that cause a seizure risk? If Xanax (alprazolam) is used once or less per week?
Probably ok: The seizure risk you are concerned about is related to,the bupropion XL , not the interaction with Xanax (alprazolam). The seizure risk increases with dosage so I would speak with your doc about your concerns. Use the Xanax (alprazolam) only as PRNs for "freakouts" rather than a regularly taken med since the risk of dependency is high. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam). Is it safe? Can it cause seizures or death? I was prescrprescribed .5 mg. I am only going to take half. Please ease my mind.
Safe if used right: Your Doc eased your mind by prescribing what they felt was best for you given your overall condition. Nobody else can do better to answer your question than they can. If you're asking about potential side effects & consequences then, Xanax (alprazolam) & any drug like it can cause seizures or death if abused. Since you're unsure with the doc's choice why not discuss with them? Better than changing yourself. ...Read more
My tolerance for Xanax (alprazolam) is , 2 mg bars! if I have to stop taking them will i be more prone to seizures?
Xanax (alprazolam): Seizures are possibility if u stop abruptly. ...Read more
Risk of seizure/convulsion in between Xanax (alprazolam) doses (.25mg) 4 times a day? Wears off fast and sxs start quickly
What % of people coming off Xanax (alprazolam) experience seizure/convulsions at low doses (.25/max .75 prn) when taken for less than three weeks?
Xanax (alprazolam) for first time on 10/24- .5, then 10/25-1.0, 10/27-.5, 10/28-.5, 10/31-1.0, 11/4-1.0, 11/5-1.0, and 11/8-1.0. If i stop now can I have seizure?
Do not: All meds should be stopped only after asking the prescribing dr, who will tell you how. Do not stop on your own, mainly this drugs. However it is very good news that you are aware of the risks of stopping but also of continuing a very dependency provoking drug like xanax (alprazolam). Your dr knows how to taper down and stop xanax (alprazolam) in your particular case, it may be different for you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been on 2 mg daily of xanax for 15 days do I have a risk of seizures if I quit cold turkey?
Speak to your doctor: If you have been prescribed Xanax by a physician, please speak with them regarding stopping the medication and the way you might be able to do this safely. Not knowing your history or the rationale for being on the medication, it is difficult to provide a reasonable set of guidelines. ...Read more
.25mg of xanax for 3 weeks .once a day. Should I taper off or cut them off? Scared to get a seizure
Taper : You are in a very low dose for a very short time, so it should be easy for you to taper down in a week or so. ...Read more
If khonopin withdraw is treated with xanax (alprazolam) can you still have a seizure? Or would the xanax (alprazolam) cancel the withdrawal out?
Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam): Klonopin use can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms including Seizures, it should be tapered down slowly under the care of a medical professional. Xanax (alprazolam) like Klonopin is a Benzodiazepine, its withdrawal can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms including Seizures. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam) effects, withdrawal symptoms, treatment and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've been taking .5mg of Xanax for panic for a bit over a week with day breaks in between, now 1mg for 4 days. is there a risk of seizures if i stop?
Unlikely: Xanax is very short acting and with just 4 days into 1mg, your brain unlikely got used to it. It's with longer acting anti-epileptic drugs that you need to worry more about withdrawal seizures when stopping them cold turkey (i.e. phenobarbital). If you are concerned, take 0.5 mg for few days before coming off completely, but you will likely be fine either way 1 mg to zero or 0.5 mg to zero. ...Read more
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