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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. Walter Husar
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Xanex Withdrawal Seizures (Definition)

A withdrawal seizure is a seizure caused by withdrawal from a substance. Withdrawal from Xanax or alcohol or some other medications/drugs can include seizures and this must be monitored and treated in a safe environment. This can be dangerous so detox should be done in a controlled and medically managed ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of xanex withdrawal seizures?

What are the symptoms of xanex withdrawal seizures?

Tonic clinic shaking: A full blown seizure from Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal is not uncommon when doses at 3 mg daily or more are suddenly stopped. That is only 0.5 mg every four hours for a couple of weeks, then stopping it. The shaking, incontinence, loss of consciousness, and injuries from the seizure looks very similar to a seizure in someone with epilepsy, i.e. A grand mal seizure. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for xanex withdrawal seizures?

What is the treatment for xanex withdrawal seizures?

Rx Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Better not tell you how to. See a good doctor as soon as you can. Do not try to self resolve your problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Xanex withdrawal seizures?

Concerning: A withdrawal seizure is a seizure caused by withdrawal from a substance. Withdrawal from Xanax or alcohol or some other medications/drugs can include seizures and this must be monitored and treated in a safe environment. This can be dangerous so detox should be done in a controlled and medically managed setting. Very important question. ...Read more

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Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Alcoholism: Although Xanax (alprazolam) has been prescribed to prevent seizures, Alcohol withdrawal should be managed by a physician. If there is concern for withdrawal seizures then there is concern for alcoholism and its many complications and it is in your best interest to discuss your concerned with your family physician. ...Read more

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Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could i start taking tamazapam avoid benzo withdrawal because i've taken 5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for 18 years I have bad seizures after about 48 hours it's bad?

Could i start taking tamazapam avoid benzo withdrawal because i've taken 5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for 18 years I have bad seizures after about 48 hours it's bad?

No: Temazepam, in my experience, would not be a way to avoid withdrawal symptoms, including seizures, that are experienced with a sudden discontinuation or significant decrease in xanax (alprazolam). To my knowledge, the only way to avoid these terrible effects of Alprazolam withdrawal is to extremely slowly taper the dose over several months while also taking an anti-seizure medication. ...Read more

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Will taking 1mg xanax everyday and then stopping it cause me withdrawal seizures? I need to come off them to start my sleep med

DEPENDS: If you took 1 pill there is no withdrawal. If you took it daily for 2 weeks then there may be withdrawal. ...Read more

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I have been on xanax (alprazolam) (0.5mg dialy) for the past 8 weeks for my panic disorder. is it a high dose?can it cause withdrawal effects like seizure to me?

I have been on xanax (alprazolam) (0.5mg dialy) for the past 8 weeks for my panic disorder. is it a high dose?can it cause withdrawal effects like seizure to me?

Drug induced Seizure: Xanax (alprazolam) is very addictive and you can get dependent on it very quickly, need higher doses. Eight weeks is a long time and withdrawal can cause unwanted responses. Stopping xanax (alprazolam) abruptly can cause a seizure. ...Read more

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If khonopin withdraw is treated with xanax (alprazolam) can you still have a seizure? Or would the xanax (alprazolam) cancel the withdrawal out?

Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam): Klonopin use can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms including Seizures, it should be tapered down slowly under the care of a medical professional. Xanax (alprazolam) like Klonopin is a Benzodiazepine, its withdrawal can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms including Seizures. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Klonopin and Xanax (alprazolam) effects, withdrawal symptoms, treatment and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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I have tapered from 2mg down to .125mg Xanax a day. After a week on this dose my dr said it's safe to stop. Will I be at risk for withdrawal seizures?

It depends : Assuming the taper was done reasonably slowly and depending how long you were taking the higher doses of Xanax, it would be unlikely that stopping this drug now should result in withdrawal seizures. ...Read more

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If i had brain tumor, but wasn't having seizures, would that be because Xanax (alprazolam) is preventing the seizures?

Maybe: In general, xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-seizure medication. As such it would make you less likely to have a seizure, tumor or no, seizure disorder or no. This is true because there is such a thing as a 'seizure threshhold' and everyone has one. I cannot say anything about your actual state of affairs and you must rely on your docs. If you dont trust them talk to them until you do or get new ones. Be well. ...Read more

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If an epileptic lost access to their meds & doctors is there a way (herbal, diet, xanex, ect.) to prevent seizures/relieve post seizure pain/trauma.

 If an epileptic lost access to their meds & doctors is there a way (herbal, diet, xanex, ect.) to prevent seizures/relieve post seizure pain/trauma.

No: An epileptic who is controlled by medication must plan his or her life to never lose access to meds or doctors. For example, if there is a chance of being kidnapped by radical terrorists in a foreign country, then that epileptic should not travel to that foreign country. Everyone gets to choose a way to live that does not endanger themselves or others. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention ?

Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention ?

Under Supervision: Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdrawal symptoms including seizures and even death. In such situations, there are no vitamins or over-the-counter supplements that can prevent such symptoms. Withdrawal alcohol, only under the supervision of a physician who understands the dangers. ...Read more

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I have been on xanex for 8years I have tried to stop them an had a seizure i also get really bad pains down my left arm an in my chest under my l brea?

I have been on xanex for 8years I have tried to stop them an had a seizure i also get really bad pains down my left arm an in my chest under my l brea?

MD will help U taper: Often when a person has been on xanax (alprazolam) for a long time, there has to be a very gradual taper under medical supervision. Sometimes the taper is combined with the use of a long acting benzodiazepine such as Klonopin . If there is an underlying condition why the xanax (alprazolam) was originally used, it has to be addressed. A physical evaluation which may include an eeg should also be done. ...Read more

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How does Xanax (alprazolam) treat seizures?

As a prophylactic: Or an adjunctive drug. Xanax (alprazolam) is an anxiolytic frequently prescribed for panic attacks and sleep disorders. Use of anxiolytic medications may provide added therapeutic benefit. Hope it helps. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

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