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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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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 do you have to be on Xanax (alprazolam) to have withdrawl symptoms?

How long do you have to be on Xanax (alprazolam) to have withdrawl symptoms?

Difficult answer: Xanax, or generic name alprazolam, is used for the treatment of generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. It comes in 0.25, 0.5, 1, and 2mg strengths. Maximum recommended dosage is 8 mg a day. Or 2mg 4 times daily. Some people use this drug intermittently, at relatively low dosages, to deal with especially stressful situations, some take it daily at higher dosages. Depends on you and dose. ...Read more

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How long do Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal symptoms last?

Depends: Withdrawal symptoms indicate that physical dependence has developed. If tapered and stopped responsibly, there are no withdrawal symptoms -- usually another drug is substituted to withdraw from. If it is precipitous, withdrawal symptoms can last from about 7 to 14 days. But symptoms that alprazolam was treating can re-emerge. If addicted, cravings and a prolonged withdrawal syndrome may develop ...Read more

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What is the best method to discontinue long term alprazolam (xanax) use without withdrawal symptoms?

Xanax (alprazolam): Slow gradual tapering with the help of your prescribing doctor, since he/she knows how long u have been on xanax (alprazolam) & what the dosage is. ...Read more

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How to taper off 10 days of 0.25mg xanax (alprazolam).Taking ½ of 0.25 for 6 days but getting withdrawal symptoms. Should i go up to ¾ of 0.25 mg first. How long?

How to stop xanax (alprazolam): The withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam) is difficult and can take weeks. You can either convert to a long acting benzo or substitute xanax (alprazolam) with an antiseizure medication (phenobarbital), which is then slowly tapered. This is an old method, probably the best, but must be done under medical supervision. Xanax (alprazolam) has a short action that makes it very difficult to taper. ...Read more

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I was taking 6 Xanax (alprazolam) a day priscribed by my doctor, i took myself off over a week ago. How much longer will i be having withdrawal symptoms?

I was taking 6 Xanax (alprazolam) a day priscribed by my doctor, i took myself off over a week ago. How much longer will i be having withdrawal symptoms?

Dangerous: This is really dangerous, and i urge you contact your own prescribing physician immediately. Abruptly stopping xanax (alprazolam) and other benzodiazepines can cause seizures. Your body needs at least 75 hours to process xanax (alprazolam) out of your system, and your age, liver condition, & smoking can change this timing. So the length of physical withdrawal can vary. There have been published fatalities. ...Read more

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What are symptoms/duration of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

See Below: There are two phases to benzodiazepine withdrawal: 1.Acute phase - lasting 7 days to 90 days 2.Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) – lasting up to 2 years The length of time to get completely free of the benzodiazepines varies according to the benzodiazepine that the patient was taking. A short acting drug like Xanax (alprazolam) has a short acute withdrawal phase, usually lasting around 7 days. A long acting benzodiazepine like Klonopin can have acute withdrawal symptoms that last 90 days. The Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is usually mild and essentially consists of a slight increase in anxiety and insomnia. Patients find themselves worrying more than they need to, but over time this goes away. The symptoms can usually be helped with a combination of counseling, support, and sometimes non-addictive medicines. ...Read more

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What are some minor withdrawal symptoms from xanax (alprazolam)?

What are some minor withdrawal symptoms from xanax (alprazolam)?

Anxiety: But more serious symptoms may occur: http://anxiety.Emedtv.Com/xanax/xanax-withdrawal-symptoms.Html. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the withdrawal symptoms of xanax (alprazolam)?

Can anyone tell me the withdrawal symptoms of xanax (alprazolam)?

Potentially lethal: Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) heart palpitations hallucinations memory loss dizziness personality changes panic attacks seizures http://anxiety.Emedtv.Com/xanax/xanax-withdrawal-symptoms.Html. ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

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