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How long does alprazolam (xanax) take to work?

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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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 will alprazolam (xanax) take to work?

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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How long does it take for alprazolam (xanax) to work?

Xanax (alprazolam): Is a fast acting and short acting (few hours only), only treat symptoms. It never treat any problem to the root cause of the problems. Thus is very addictive. Must always be given in conjonction with another med that treats the cause of the problem then stop it when the other med works well to suppress the symptoms. Never use as single med for more than 3months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for .25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to work?

How long does it take for .25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to work?

<Two hours: This medication should be full absorbed into the body in less than two hours. ...Read more

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2 xanax, (alprazolam) how long does it take to work on anxiety?

fairly soon: Usually within 30 minutes. Hoping the xanax (alprazolam) you're taking was prescribed to you. ...Read more

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If i took 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) before my flight how long would it take to work? hate airplane take off/landing. Makes me feel out of control as if im falling

If i took 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) before my flight how long would it take to work?  hate airplane take off/landing. Makes me feel out of control as if im falling

Rough estimate: Although this varies for people - a rough estimate is a half hour (may be less or more time). Consider auricular acupuncture with small asp needles to get you through this. Better yet - how about cognitive behavioral therapy to get beyond this. take care. ...Read more

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How long can you safely take xanax (alprazolam)?

Depends: Xanax (alprazolam) is a minor tranquilizer used often for anxiety or panic attacks. It does tend to be physically addictive. If you take it with any frequency, you will most likely become addicted to it. If you become addicted, you may develop cravings for xanax, (alprazolam) and your anxiety may increase if you do not take your regular dose. ...Read more

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Why did Xanax (alprazolam) take four hours to work?

Why did Xanax (alprazolam) take four hours to work?

too low a dose?: Xanax (alprazolam) usually begins to work within an hour or so, so i'm not sure. Perhaps you take antacids or some other medicine that slows absorption. I suggest you consult with your treating physician to get a specific answer for you specifically. It could also be you need a dose adjustment. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait for Xanax (alprazolam) to work?

How long do I need to wait for Xanax (alprazolam) to work?

Xanax (alprazolam) duration: Xanax, alprazolam, has onset in 15-30minutes. Pts often take too much because they don't wait and end up feeling worse from overmedication, then have withdrawal rebound. I advise therapy for anxiety to reduce reliance on meds or use longer acting meds. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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