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Was on xanax (alprazolam) and Dr is switching me to valium for ic. Should I wait a day for xanax (alprazolam) to get out of system before taking valium?

Was on xanax (alprazolam) and Dr is switching me to valium for ic. Should I wait a day for xanax (alprazolam) to get out of system before taking valium?

Xanax (alprazolam) has a short: half-life meaning it will leave your system quickly but may cause withdrawal symptoms. Valium has a long half-life meaning it stays in your system longer and will likely counter any withdrawal symptoms from Xanax (alprazolam). It is wise to follow your doctor's directives. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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What is alprazolam?

What is alprazolam?

Xanax (alprazolam): Is an anxiolytic medication of intermediate half-life, used for panic disorder. Side effects include sedation, dry mouth, nausea, headaches, lack of focusing, change in taste & smell senses, most of such effects are uncommon & dose-related. ...Read more

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Is there any antedote for alprazolam addicts?

Is there any antedote for alprazolam addicts?

Very slow taper: The treatment for Alprazolam addiction is to taper (slowly decrease) the daily dosage under medical supervision. In severe cases, doctors may substitute a longer-acting medication of the same or similar class, & then taper that instead; this is often easier on the patient. Medicine to immediately block the effect of Alprazolam may cause fatal withdrawal in an addict, & can't be used this way. ...Read more

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How to taper alprazolam?

Xanax (alprazolam) taper: This is a short acting benzo which can be difficult to come off. I usually switch people to the equivalent Klonopin dose (about have the mg dose of xanax (alprazolam) per day) and reduce the daily dose by 0.25mg every week. Ie it would take 1 month to come off 1mg of Klonopin which is equivalent to about 2mg of xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Go to:: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-9824-xanax+oral.aspx?drugid=9824&drugname=xanax+oral&source=1.

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Can i mix butalbital and alprazolam?

Can i mix butalbital and alprazolam?

No, I wouldn't: That would be a dangerous combination, because both are sedating medications. Please don't use them together. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil safe?

Depends on dose: Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil are sedating. Some folks are more sensitive than others. Dosing is also important. Mixing sedating medications can be difficult because they can have more than additive effects. Be careful. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause blackouts?

Yes: When combined with alcohol and other sedatives, you are more likely to blackout if taking alprazolam (Xanax). On its own, Xanax can cause presyncope, dizziness, confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, hallucinations, chest fluttering, drowsiness, etc. See your physician immediately if you blacked out. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684001.html ...Read more

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Can i substitute alprazolam for lorazepam?

Can i substitute alprazolam for lorazepam?

Ask your doctor: While these are similar medicines, they are not the same thing. Alprazolam works a little faster, stops working sooner, and can be somewhat more addictive (although both carry this risk). The bottom line is that you shouldn't substitute any prescription med for another without consulting with the doctor(s) who prescribed them. ...Read more

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Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved. ...Read more

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Can you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Not a good idea: Both alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) are depressant medications, and the combination is often more powerful than either one in isolation. This can lead to confusion, disorientation, and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing. Definitely avoid! ...Read more

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Can one get addicted to xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): Possible if increase dose to get more sedation, without supervision by your md. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with suboxone?

Please don't: there are potential major interactions between these two medications. ...Read more

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1Mg lorazepam vs alprazolam strength ratio ?

Pharmacist: I feel that the two medications are just about equivalent but your local pharmacist is an expert on these matters and is better qualified to answer your question about medications' potency. ...Read more

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Does alprazolam 0.25mg make our memory weak?

Does alprazolam 0.25mg make our memory weak?

Depends: Excessive use of sedatives can affect cognitive function. However use can be medically supervised when the benefits outweigh the risk. ...Read more

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Why does Xanax (alprazolam) make you hungry?

Why does Xanax (alprazolam) make you hungry?

Mechanism not known: It is known that said next causes weight gain more in people who take it for panic anxiety than for those who take it for anxiety in general. However, as is often the case for various medications, it is not known exactly how the medication stimulates weight gain. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is shorter-acting benzo. More potent for panic attacks than valium. Both are addicting & tolerance develops with continued use. ...Read more

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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


Xanax (Definition)

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