Doctor insights on:
Is it possible to inject Xanax (alprazolam) if you crush up the pills and extract the drug using water? I want to find out before I do it. I am a recreational drug user.
You are crazy: If you think that any responsible physician would give you advice that could lead to your death. Injecting pills introduces talc, any number of contaminants, as well as a host of different germs into your venous system. It is dangerous, can lead to death, pulmonary embolism, heart valve infections, brain abscess, bone abscess, pneumonia and many other things. Stop now, get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What if I have a panic attack and have to go to the psych ward? Will they inject me with Xanax (alprazolam) xr? That's what i'll request!
Panic: Would not be a bad idea to talk to your doctor first. Not sure why u r requesting a medication that is not usually used in psych. Hospital, nor does it come in injectable form. ...Read more
I had to go to the ER today for a panic attack n they injected me with 1mg of ativan is it okay to go ahead n take my .5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) now?
Probably.: The half-life of ativan is about 10 to 20 hours, so there may still be avian in your system. Usually, xanax (alprazolam) is prescribed for control of symptoms similar to panic attacks. If you were currently having symptoms, it probably would be useful for you. If you were going to take it, just to stay on some type of schedule, not for symptoms, then you can probably skip a dose. ...Read more
Not a fan of it: 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, not on daily basis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
0.25 mg: 0.5 mg/2 = 0.25 mg; 0.25 mg+.0.25 mg = 0.5 mg ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer