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Can someone give me info on passing a urine drug test if I take Xanax (alprazolam) to sleep?

Can someone give me info on passing a urine drug test if I take Xanax (alprazolam) to sleep?

Only take from doc: If you have a prescription issued to you for xanax (alprazolam) then it should be no issue. Do nottake other peoples medications. ...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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How long does the drug alprazolam take to work?

How long does the drug alprazolam take to work?

15-30 minutes: Alprazolam is the generic name of the drug xanax (alprazolam). It is a short acting benzodiazepine that begins to work in as quickly as 15-30 minutes in some people. It can be veryveffectivevto treat panic attacks. ...Read more

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Female, 245 lbs, took 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 8 days ago. Have to take pre-employment drug test. Am I ok? Will it show up?

Female, 245 lbs, took 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 8 days ago. Have to take pre-employment drug test. Am I ok? Will it show up?

Probably not: If in fact you only took it once - it is short-acting and its metabolites are essentially gone in 3-5 days. Your weight doesn't really factor into it. However, if you are taking it by prescription, it should not matter unless you are applying for a safety-sensitive position (driver, police, fire etc.). If you are NOT prescribed it, you should NOT be taking it. ...Read more

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If I took. 5 mg xanax (alprazolam) the day before my pre employment drug test and I hardly ever take medicines of any kind will it show up 14 hours after taken?

If I took. 5 mg xanax (alprazolam) the day before my pre employment drug test and I hardly ever take medicines of any kind will it show up 14 hours after taken?

It may: Pre-employment drug screen is usually done on urine and benzodiazepines may be detected for up to a week. However, your employer may not require testing for this drug. If you have prescription for the medication, you should advise your employer of that. ...Read more

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I take alprazolam 0.50 when needed to (usually 2 to 3 times a month). Are there none interactions with that drug and st johns wort or 5-htp daily?

St. John's Wort may: Decrease effects of Alprazolam; may interact with 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) to increase risk of a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome; and may interact with some foods. These interactions may mimic anxiety/panic attacks. Consult prescriber regarding all medications and supplements to determine what is best for your situation. Best regards for good health and well-being. ...Read more

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Took a half of a Xanax (alprazolam) bar for the first time... And I have a urine drug test coming up how long will it take to be out of my system I'm very worried?

Depends.: The half life of 0.5 Xanax, (alprazolam) immediate release is 11.2 hours. The full \range is 6.3 to 26.9 hours. So, thee answer depends on when you have your urine drug test. ...Read more

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I take. 5 Xanax (alprazolam) evry nite bt it didn't sho on drug tst n urine I takeaprox 2400 galu alphagalactisidese cld that b y it didn't show? My dr thnks I'm ly

SAMSHA: Many drugs are not tested for under federal regulations. If you are in a safety regulated job read the manual. Most otc products cannot mask a positive result. As an aarmo I say don't risk it. ...Read more

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I have collapsed nasal valve and on. 25mg Xanax (alprazolam) 3x a day. How long will it take to start helping? What's the best way to stop the drug?

I have collapsed nasal valve and on. 25mg Xanax (alprazolam) 3x a day. How long will it take to start helping? What's the best way to stop the drug?

Unrelated: Please write more details. The xanax (alprazolam) is not going to help a collapsed nasal valve. You can usually taper off xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg every 4 days reducing one pill (take it twice a day then once a day then stop.). ...Read more

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I'm afraid to take antidepressants but I get nervous a lot. Why can't I take xanax (alprazolam) as needed wouldn't that be safer than an every day drug?

Not necessarily: If your anxiety is caused by a disorder that is controlled by an SSRI for example it would be better to use one of these as there is no tolerance or dependency & maybe more effective. You need to diagnose the source of your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) before getting local anesthesia? I'm getting an abortion tomorrow and im pretty scared of the surgery so I was wondering if Xanax (alprazolam) will affect their drugs they give me in any way?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) before getting local anesthesia? I'm getting an abortion tomorrow and im pretty scared of the surgery so I was wondering if Xanax (alprazolam) will affect their drugs they give me in any way?

Should be no problem: Most clinics will understand if you are nervous and will be happy for you to take a xanax (alprazolam) before surgery. If you are ever in doubt just call the clinic or office where you are going to have a procedure. Hope all goes well for you. ...Read more

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I took Xanax (alprazolam) about 4 hours ago for my anxiety and then just took 5mg of Melatonin to help me sleep tonight. Is it safe to take these drugs together?

I took Xanax (alprazolam) about 4 hours ago for my anxiety and then just took 5mg of Melatonin to help me sleep tonight. Is it safe to take these drugs together?

Yes: These agents with no cross react or interfere with each other's activity. The pattern you used is common and you have no worries here. It is safe to take them together. ...Read more

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I take percocet & signed a contract w/ my pcp to not take other drugs. I took 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) & feel guilty. Should I tell my pcp? How long is it in urine?

I take percocet & signed a contract w/ my pcp to not take other drugs. I took 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) & feel guilty. Should I tell my pcp? How long is it in urine?

Tell your PCP: You won't get anywhere by keeping secrets. All you will get in return is some measure of guilt and lowering of self-esteem. Consider going to a 12 step group for support and seek out a sponsor. Life can get much better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am taking itraconazole (spazol) for an fungus infection can I take Xanax (alprazolam) and the same time as this drug and be safe?

Not really: Puts you at risk for increased xanax (alprazolam) level which can suppress your mental state since these meds all get metabolized by the liver. Do you have a systemic fungal disease that is chronic? ...Read more

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Take 3mg Xanax (alprazolam) XR daily. 2 weeks ago ran out & took 2 1mg klonopins from a script 2 years ago. Drug test for job 6 days later will kpins show up?

Benzos and UAs: Yes. Of course. These drugs, especially with any history of use can be picked up from one to six weeks after use. My experience is that with a chronic benzo history the likelihood is six weeks more commonly than one. ...Read more

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How safe is garcinia cambogia if u take celexa Xanax (alprazolam) and ultram? Also I have about 30 pacs a day. Is this drug safe?

How safe is garcinia cambogia if u take celexa Xanax (alprazolam) and ultram? Also I have about 30 pacs a day. Is this drug safe?

? effectiveness: Garcinia cambogia isn't known to interact with your medications, but research on its effectiveness for weight loss is very mixed. There may be much more effective ways to deal with weight concerns -- please talk with your physician. S/he may also know of nutritionists & trainers who could help you with long-term healthy lifestyle changes. So, not alarmingly dangerous, but? Effectiveness. ...Read more

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I take Xanax (alprazolam) prn (prescribed) I have to do urine drug test for hospital job, I took one 1 pill last week will they not hire me due to Xanax (alprazolam) pill?

Xanax (alprazolam): For any test like this, you should inform the lab and your potential employers that you take prescribed xanax (alprazolam). Provide them a copy of your physician's prescription or a note from him/her. Then any potential "positive" drug test for xanax (alprazolam) will be explained. It is possible, as dr. Altman suggests, that the xanax (alprazolam) you took last week will be gone by now -- but I suggest disclosure regardless. ...Read more

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I take xanax (prescribed) if I took 2 1mg pills on friday and 2 1mg pills saturday will I pass a drug test on Thursday?

Danger: Suzanna66 posted the answer to this before: The mean plasma elimination half-life of Xanax is reported to be 11.2 hours. The full range is from 6.3 to 26.9 hours in healthy adults. For a drug to be totally eliminated from your system it takes 5.5 times the half life. If we take the maximum time of 26.9 hours times 5.5, it will be in your system for approximately 148 hours i.e. 6 days ...Read more

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I take xanax (prescribed) if I took 2 1mg pills saturday and 2 1mg pills on friday when will I be able to pass a drug test?

Since it is a: Prescribed medication - you usually just need to present some verification that the medication is currently being prescribed to you. I am assuming that the prescription is in your name. ...Read more

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I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed

I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? Prescribed

Lithium interactions: I take 450 mg of lithium nightly and have been taking 800mg of Advil for a cold the last few days, am I ok to take Xanax with these drugs? ANS: lithium is a tricky drug and you should review any other meds with your team before taking them. Many cold meds may interact. But probably not for short term. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Xanax was prescribed to me to use when needed? I take a antidepressant, paxil (paroxetine). Both were miracle drugs and solved about all depression/anxietyissues

Not sure of question: Depression/anxiety often go together. Several medications can be used as part of treatment of both problems. Paxil (paroxetine) is a good choice for both problems. Xanax can be appropriate for short term use at low doses for anxiety. However it can easily create tolerance and dependence, so dosing amount and frequency is critical to know. Also, it is important to also use nondrug treatments to manage these issues. ...Read more

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Stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver my stepmother lives with me and is in stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. She was a heavy drinker (no longer drinking) and a prescription drug abuser. I take Xanax for anxiety. She has told me that her doctor said it was okay if

Stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver my stepmother lives with me and is in stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. She was a heavy drinker (no longer drinking) and a prescription drug abuser. I take Xanax for anxiety. She has told me that her doctor said it was okay if

You give her yours?: Don't believe it. No ethical or competent physician would ever tell anyone to take someone else's medication. People with histories of alcohol are at very high risk of abusing benzos, and especially xanax, (alprazolam) which has a very high abuse potential. If a doctor wants to prescribe anti-anxiety agents for her, there are far safer ones for her, and she needs to get her own medication from her own md. ...Read more

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How long does alprazolam (xanax) take to work?

Xanax (alprazolam): Hello. IF your liver metabolizes it normally, then xanax (alprazolam) should start working within 60-120 minutes. You are very young. Xanax (alprazolam) is not something that will be good for you to take long term. Xanax (alprazolam) is in a class of medications (benzodiazepines) which are very addictive. It's worse when stacked with opioids (narcotics). Your generation, from the statistics, has the highest risks. Avoid the risks. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with oxycodeine?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with oxycodeine?

Xanax/Codeine: Depending on frequency & dose of each. Can result in excess sedation. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will alprazolam (xanax) take to work?

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Xanax (alprazolam) fast action: Xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin, valium, serax, Librium are part of what is called the class of benzodiazepines. Some are fast acting and short acting as xanax= it works within 15mn and its effects on last a few hours. Valium is take hours to work and works for days. Addicts prefer fast acting meds (they cannot wait for hours for a med to work) but all benzos can be addictive. Never use any benzo more than 3mo. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I am afraid to take Xanax (alprazolam) help me?

Discuss your: Specific concerns with the medical provider who prescribed it. The longer acting form of xanax (alprazolam) is generally considered safer. Ask about options other than xanax (alprazolam) or other benzodiazapines. You ; your provider may be able to find an option that you are more comfortable with. Take care. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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