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Does Xanax (alprazolam) retain water in d body thus increasing your weight and if so y do I get just as dehydrated as everyone else I run races against.Cheers.?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) retain water in d body thus increasing your weight and if so y do I get just as dehydrated as everyone else I run races against.Cheers.?

Xanax (alprazolam) and running: Water retention is not a common complaint among people taking xanax (alprazolam). It is listed as a possible side effect however. Unfortunately water retention is not going to help you run faster, nor help prevent dehydration because the retained water leads to edema in the extremities, making your limbs heavier - like wearing boots instead of running shoes! the water is not where your body needs it! ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to inject Xanax (alprazolam) if you crush up the pills and extract the drug using water? I want to find out before I do it. I am a recreational drug user.

Is it possible to inject Xanax (alprazolam) if you crush up the pills and extract the drug using water? I want to find out before I do it. I am a recreational drug user.

You are crazy: If you think that any responsible physician would give you advice that could lead to your death. Injecting pills introduces talc, any number of contaminants, as well as a host of different germs into your venous system. It is dangerous, can lead to death, pulmonary embolism, heart valve infections, brain abscess, bone abscess, pneumonia and many other things. Stop now, get help. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to retain water?

What can cause a person to retain water?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Will cefaclor cause you to retain water?

Will  cefaclor cause you to retain water?

Cefaclor: Not to my knowledge. It can however cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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What trimester do you start to retain water?

Very variable : Some of my patients have started as early as 24 weeks, but it is more common in the last 4-6 weeks of pregnancy. Decreasing salt and salty foods and increasing water and putting the feet up can help. If it is severe tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the medication benicar (olmesartan) cause you to retain water ?

Can the medication benicar (olmesartan) cause you to retain water ?

Edema: Benicar (olmesartan), like other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB's), can cause swelling of the face (facial edema) and lips as an allergic reaction, but it is not otherwise associated with fluid retention ...Read more

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One of my sister's feet looks like it retained water and never went down, why is this?

One of my sister's feet looks like it retained water and never went down, why is this?

Fluid: She could have venous stasis. This can happen if the valves of the veins do a poor job of sending the blood up the leg and back to the heart. Usually starts with swelling, and then a red, itchy rash may develop where the skin is stretching (can be around entire ankle, but usually on the inside mostly). Other possibilities are lymphedema, tenosynovitis, or old injury. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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