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Does Xanax Make You Hungry
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
Safely addictive: Xanax (alprazolam) is safe if one does not use heavy machinery or drive while on it. It doesn't interact with too many meds. However, if used chronically, it can worsen or cause very discomforting anxiety, tolerance and withdrawal when stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction, dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xanax (alprazolam): 1 mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
Memory problems: I would consider going to the emergency department to sort out what is going on. That is a very high dose. I hope you were not intending to harm yourself! I would consider having an ambulance transport you to the emergency department to sort out what is going on with you at this time. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daily? Each dose?: I'd advise you discuss this w/ the doctor and follow directions. But any more than needed is too much. Don't exceed 2mg per dose except w/ close medical advice and limit to 10mg/day unless directed for a time-limited, specific reason. It can kill you or make you very ill - drowsey, confused, uncoordinated are signs of too much. Be very careful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: When combined with alcohol and other sedatives, you are more likely to blackout if taking alprazolam (Xanax). On its own, Xanax can cause presyncope, dizziness, confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, hallucinations, chest fluttering, drowsiness, etc. See your physician immediately if you blacked out. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684001.html ...Read more
No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved. ...Read more
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