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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

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How long does it take for Xanax (alprazolam) to leave your system?

How long does it take for Xanax (alprazolam) to leave your system?

60 hours: Assuming normal liver function = 12 hour half life and five 1/2 lives to clear, after 60 hours should be mostly gone. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get 2.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) out of my system?

5 to 6 days: If you are a daily heavy user it can take up to 30 days. But infrequent user or short term user at that dose no more than 6 days ...Read more

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How long can I take 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) daily before it becoming harmful?

Harmful or addictive: Taking this class of drugs can be very addictive. Daily use can lead to dependence in as little as 3-4 weeks. Also 2mg is a pretty high dose. If using for long term. Talk with your PCP. And try to find a safer alternative ...Read more

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How long does it take Xanax (alprazolam) to start working? How long does it last?

Xanax (alprazolam): it only takes Xanax (alprazolam) a couple hours to begin to work and it has a half life of 11 - 16 hours so it will last between 11 to 16 hours ...Read more

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How long does it take for Xanax (alprazolam) to get out of my system after only one use?

How long does it take for Xanax (alprazolam) to get out of my system after only one use?

Xanax (alprazolam) and drug tests: Hi i will assume you are asking this for drug screening. If not, i apologize. But xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine and can be picked up on drug screens for some time. You may be fortunate in that with only one dose you may not test positive as long as others who take this regularly. But, any drug screening done soon may most likely be positive. ...Read more

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I've been taking 2mg xanax (alprazolam) for a month. How long will it take until it's out of my system.

Most of it is gone: Xanax (alprazolam) is a short acting benzodiazepine so most of it is out of your system in a few hours. However there can be physical and psychological dependency on it. This can be treated. Also you would want to consider why did you need to take it. Obviously you had anxiety that was hard to deal with SO this is a good time to have a psychiatric evaluation and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How long/how many days does it take for 0.25 mg doses of Xanax (alprazolam) to start taking affect and make one feel relaxed, calm, and less anxious?

How long/how many days does it take for 0.25 mg doses of Xanax (alprazolam) to start taking affect and make one feel relaxed, calm, and less anxious?

Xanax (alprazolam) not working : The benzodiazepine (e.g. Xanax) naive patient should feel the effect within the hour. Individuals are unique and depending on one's pharmacogenetics/liver metabolism of medications, the medication may work for some but as well for others. The prescribing physician should be informed. More importantly, non-medicinal modalities & non-habit forming medications should be attempted first. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Xanax (alprazolam) to leave your urine?

2.5 days : With a normal liver it will be gone very quickly. With liver disease it can take upto 4 days. ...Read more

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How long apart should I take Xanax (alprazolam) and methlyprednisolone pack?

If they are both: Prescribed, they do not have to be taken at different times, and do not have very specific interactions. Occasionally, steroids may increase the metabolism of some drugs, although Alprazolam is not metabolized by that particular pathway. I would take both of them just as indicated on the label. Your pharmacist is your best source of information on these kinds of things. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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