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Xanax (alprazolam): Using xanax (alprazolam) that is not prescribed for you is both dangerous and illegal. When used appropriately after a thorough evaluation, it can be safe and effective. If it's you who's using xanax (alprazolam) for a "high" rather than its indicated use, I join my colleague in suggesting you discuss this with your own physician & consider substance abuse treatment. ...Read more
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
Is it dangerous to switch from regular Xanax to generic xanax(alprazolam)? My new Xanax are talif from mexico
Read ingredients carefully.
Most generics are very equivalent if from good manufacturers and pharmacies.
Obviously there can be con artists and scumbags in all fields! ...Read more
I have obsessive thoughts about my health. My pcp gave me the generic Xanax (alprazolam) but I don't feel like it's doing anything. How can I stop these thoughts?
OCD: Talk to your doctor about behavior modification. There are so many techniques that would help your ocd anxiety, such as exposure, response prevention, thought stopping, desensitization, flooding, etc. Also, some medications such as Luvox (fluvoxamine) or Prozac would be worth discussing with your doctor. Wish u well. ...Read more
I take lexapro 10 mg. I drank 3 beers last night and feel a bad hangover and anxiety. Is it ok to take a low dose generic Xanax (alprazolam) now to help my anxiety?
Yes: The actual shelf life of a medication is usually longer than the expiration date suggests. They will likely be a little less potent, but they should not be harmful. ...Read more
If someone was taking .5 mg of xanax (generic) for maybe 6 days with a 3-day break, and 1mg for 5 days, what are the chances of being addicted?
What causes an unrealistic feeling? Anxiety? It feels like I'm watching a. Movie kinda of. I take the generic brand of xanax (alprazolam).
Please explain if it is safe to take hydrocodone 7.5 with .25 (2x a day) Xanax (alprazolam) (generic)?
It depends.: Opiate pain meds and benzodiazepines are both sedatives. They can cause drowsiness, incoordination and dizziness due to low blood pressure. Although you may be taking the recommended or average doses for both meds, you should check to see how they affect you and use caution when driving or operating other machinery. Also do not drink alcohol while you are taking them. ...Read more
Unknown: Sometimes people experience differences between generic and non generic drugs and sometimes they do not. Try it and find out. Follow the script as you're supposed to, and report any differences to the prescribing physician. ...Read more
I currently have bronchitis. I've been prescribed naproxen and ciprofloxacin HCl. Can I take 1mg of xanax (alprazolam) or generic nyquil to put me to sleep.?
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 more
Yes: Because of the short half-life and rapid onset, this particular drug is more reinforcing than the other benzos. If you are on Xanax (alprazolam) and want to come off, I suggest doing this very slowly... Over at least 6 months to a year and done by someone who has experience in taking people off of xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more