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Why does Xanax (alprazolam) make you hungry?

Why does Xanax (alprazolam) make you hungry?

Mechanism not known: It is known that said next causes weight gain more in people who take it for panic anxiety than for those who take it for anxiety in general. However, as is often the case for various medications, it is not known exactly how the medication stimulates weight gain.

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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 safe is xanax (alprazolam)?

How safe is xanax (alprazolam)?

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.

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

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.

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) habit forming?

Xanax (alprazolam) and habit: Yes it can be habit forming. Be careful and discuss this with your doctor.

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What drug classification is xanax (alprazolam)?

What drug classification is xanax (alprazolam)?

Agree w Dr. Gilly: This is a benzodiazepine, which is a type of antianxiety medication.

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What is maximum sine dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Maximum single dose: Of xanax (alprazolam) is whatever your physician prescribes. As a rule it would generally be the 2 mg tablet size, but clinical differences among individuals dictate some variability in this.

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What to do if someone stole my xanax (alprazolam)?

Report it: Report it to the police and your doctor that prescribed the medication.

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I just took 10 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) will I be ok?

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!

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Is Xanax (alprazolam). 5 stronger than Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25?

Yes: Xanax (alprazolam). 5 mg is twice as strong as xanax (alprazolam). 25 mg.

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How unsafe is Xanax (alprazolam) for somebody who doesn't need it?

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Xanax (alprazolam): Taking xanax (alprazolam) if not need it, will cause dependency and problems coming off of it.

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How much xanax (alprazolam) is too much? And what would happen? 2ng? 5? 10? 20?

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!

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What's the mgs for 0.25 Xanax (alprazolam) and half of another Xanax (alprazolam)?

What's the mgs for 0.25 Xanax (alprazolam) and half of another Xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam) dose?: Do you mean how much is 1and ½ of a Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 mg pill? It's 0.375 mg of Xanax (alprazolam).

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Side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Go to:: Http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-9824-xanax+oral. Aspx? Drugid=9824&drugname=xanax+oral&source=1.

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil safe?

Depends on dose: Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil are sedating. Some folks are more sensitive than others. Dosing is also important. Mixing sedating medications can be difficult because they can have more than additive effects. Be careful.

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause blackouts?

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

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Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

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.

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