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Is it ok to take melatonin with xanax and zoloft. Take Zolof in the morning and not able to sleep. Take xsnax before?

Is it ok to take melatonin with xanax and zoloft. Take Zolof in the morning and not able to sleep. Take xsnax before?

Melatonin ok: Melatonin wi Xanax and Zoloft is ok. However speak to your doctor about your continuing sleep problem. You maybe better off taking the Xanax just before bed. If it is a short time with the Zoloft the sleep may improve as you get 3 to 6 weeks in.
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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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Take Xanax (alprazolam). 5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

Take Xanax (alprazolam). 5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

No.: St. John's Wort hastens the breakdown of Amitriptyline and taking both will be counterproductive. If you still need something to make you feel positive, go back to your doctor and have him reevaluate your medications. ...Read more

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Prescribed 16 days prednisolone for lower back pain/inflammation tapering (20 ml-5ml). On day 2 @10ml. OK to take Xanax (alprazolam) in day & valium to sleep?

Prescribed 16 days prednisolone for lower back pain/inflammation tapering (20 ml-5ml). On day 2 @10ml. OK to take Xanax (alprazolam) in day & valium to sleep?

Steroids: Would keep you awake, avoid taking them in late afternoon or evening unless prescribed to do so, as for the xanax (alprazolam) and Valium, use only one as prescribed, please don't combine, would lead to CNS depression and psychomotor impairment ...Read more

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Hello, I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) but ran out of pils on thursday. I'm feeling bad right now. Can I take trazadona to get to sleep tonight? Thank you

Trazodone: You can take trazodone, but it's not likely to help insomnia and "feeling bad" due to xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal. You need to call your physician asap and ask for advice. If you've run out due to taking more than prescribed, this is another type of problem that needs to be dealt with also. ...Read more

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Sob when I wake up but not feeling panicked and it doesn't wake me out of a sleep. I take my Xanax (alprazolam) and then it goes back to normal. Is this normal?

No: You are triggering a mechanism in the brainstem that causes your sob, part of the symptoms for which you are taking xanax (alprazolam). This is commonly an effect of poor diet, especially sugar. ...Read more

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I had a Jack Daniels and coke about 2 hours ago, I usually take a Xanax (alprazolam) to help me sleep, I always just take one half. Am I ok to do so?

Alcohol and xanax (alprazolam): Definitely not. Both can cause Central depression and have been know to cause death. Mixing alcohol with central nervous system depressants is not a great idea or practice. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after 7.5mg of zolpidem when I can't sleep?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after 7.5mg of zolpidem when I can't sleep?

Not so good an idea: Sleep is important, and I understand wanting help for this. But it's really important to get a good evaluation and diagnosis of your sleep problem before medicating it. For instance, depression can cause sleep difficulties, and so can anxiety disorders. If these aren't treated, you'll end up chasing your tail with habituating meds like xanax (alprazolam) & ambien, optimizing neither. A psychiatrist can help. ...Read more

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I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep can I take theanine in the same day?

I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep can I take theanine in the same day?

Yes: Yes, the two medications do not interact, and have different ways of working. ...Read more

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If I am taking a 5 milligram Xanax (alprazolam) and I can't sleep can I take melatonin on top of it?

If I am taking a 5 milligram Xanax (alprazolam) and I can't sleep can I take melatonin on top of it?

Yes: Yes, you can. Xanax (alprazolam) is not a sleep medicine per se but can help with sleep. It is also habit forming so don't take if it is not helping and you don't need it. ...Read more

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Took 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep and it's not working. Would it be safe to take 1mg attivan too?

Took 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep and it's not working. Would it be safe to take 1mg attivan too?

No: Mixing your benzodiazapines is not safe. You need to talk to your doctor about this - rather than getting your medical directives from on-line doctors who don't know you. ...Read more

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Can I take. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to help me relax enough to get some sleep. I do have the med because I have anxiety..

Can I take. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to help me relax enough to get some sleep. I do have the med because I have anxiety..

Xanax (alprazolam) HABIT forming: Xanax (alprazolam) is good medication and effective. Biggest risk is that it is HABIT forming. Meaning you can get hooked. Yes, in short term it will reduce your anxiety...but once you have been on it...you will be MORE ANXIOUS to try to get some more of it. So. please take with EXTREME caution. Use SSRI's for better Anxiety treatment for long term axiety treatment ...Read more

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New pdoc Rx’d Xanax (alprazolam) ER 1mg every 6hr as needed. Took @ 1pm. OK to take 1mg Klonopin (older RX) @ 9pm, or bad mix? (Can't sleep full night w/ Xanax (alprazolam) ER)

Mixing is bad: Your physician prescribed those medications with the intention of you taking only those medications. Both Xanax (alprazolam) and klonopin are in the same class of medications and could cause an overdose. Absolutely do not take those medications at the same time without your doctor knowing. This could result in death from respiratory depression secondary to benzodiazepine overdose. ...Read more

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Can I take 60mg of restoril and 2 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep?

Restoril + Xanax (alprazolam): Are in the benzodiazepine class of drugs and equally effective for short term treatment for insomnia. Adding a sleep hygiene, lifestyle and behavior changes to the mix could improve your sleep. ...Read more

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Can someone give me info on passing a urine drug test if I take Xanax (alprazolam) to sleep?

Only take from doc: If you have a prescription issued to you for xanax (alprazolam) then it should be no issue. Do nottake other peoples medications. ...Read more

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Can I take a 2mg klonopin with a. 05 Xanax (alprazolam) just for one night of sleep due to anexity?

Addiction: Having two different benzodiazepine medications, and thinking more doses will bring you sleep us evidence of a very big problem. Honestly you do not have to live like this. It is not healthy. It is not going to end well if this continues. Please consider asking for help to find another way to live. ...Read more

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I need to get some sleep tonight. Can I take 1 Xanax, (alprazolam) 0.5 and 1 Percocet to get a good nights sleep? Thank you

I need to get some sleep tonight. Can I take 1 Xanax, (alprazolam) 0.5 and 1 Percocet to get a good nights sleep? Thank you

Not recommended: It's always best to use medications as prescribed. Xanax (alprazolam) is addicting. So is Percocet (oxycodone + acetaminophen). Both can also cause confusion & increase risk of falls. When used together, risk increases dramatically. So does death rate. Talk to your Family Doc about your insomnia. Consider OTC options. Research sleep hygiene. And avoid sedative-hypnotics like Ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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I took 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) to help me sleep but it doesn't seem to be working. Could I take. 5 Ativan or 1mg Ativan to help?

I took 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) to help me sleep but it doesn't seem to be working. Could I take. 5 Ativan or 1mg Ativan to help?

Benzodiazapines: Benzodiazapines are NOT candy. Playing with these medications is not safe. Please talk with your physician. ...Read more

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I take a mix of 200 mg of Diphenhydramine and 2 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep have been for 5 years. Dangers? How do I quit?

I take a mix of 200 mg of Diphenhydramine and 2 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep have been for 5 years. Dangers? How do I quit?

Addiction: Addiction is the primary danger, and inefficacy (sleeping drugs don't fundamentally work very we'll after so long). To get off these drugs you will need the help of a good sleep specialist or psychiatrist or addictionologist. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take three Xanax (alprazolam) per day and one Ativan at night for sleep? This cocktail of meds seems a bit much......

Yes: Xanax (alprazolam) is typically given 3 or 4 times/day. I'm not sure why you were prescribed Ativan at night; an extra Xanax (alprazolam) should work just as well. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) seems to be helping when I start feeling anxious, I take. 5 before bed to help sleep at night, I don't want to get hooked alternatives?

Xanax (alprazolam) seems to be helping when I start feeling anxious, I take. 5 before bed to help sleep at night, I don't want to get hooked alternatives?

Several options: Barbiturates like Diazepam are said to be somewhat less addictive. Also ask your doctor about Trazedone, Flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) Hydroxizine, and daily anti anxiety medications. You could also benefit from natural coping skills like exercise, yoga, meditation, staying active, etc. Usually few side effects with behavioral therapy. You should talk to your regular doctor about the best choice for you. ...Read more

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I had a panic attack today and took a Xanax. Every night I take 4 tzanadine for sleep. Can I take my prescribed tzanadine?

I had a panic attack today and took a Xanax. Every night I take 4 tzanadine for sleep. Can I take my prescribed tzanadine?

Not so good: The combination of the two, may cause too much drowsiness, lasting well into tomorrow. The earlier xanax is slow enough in metabolizing, that some of it will still be around at bedtime. That may be enough for sleep ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a xanax (alprazolam) after drinking then sleeping betweenow 4-5 hrs? I woke up and felt back to my normal self again. Is it safe to take one?

Not SAFE!: “Using ALPRAZolam together with ethanol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment.” per Drugs. Com. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/alprazolam, xanax.html ...Read more

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Can I take Nyquil with 2 mgs of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep about 7 hours after taking my last 30 mg dose of Adderall IR? I am only prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) not Adderall.

Can I take Nyquil with 2 mgs of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep about 7 hours after taking my last 30 mg dose of Adderall IR? I am only prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) not Adderall.

Not recommended: Nyquil is risky w/ both the other drugs. Risks high BP w/ Adderall and can cause confusion, dizziness, etc w/ Xanax (alprazolam). W/o a Rx, you ought not take Adderall anyway. These are serious drugs, be careful. Your body is a valuable possession, take care of it! Be well! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Xanax (alprazolam) with an over-the-counter sleep aid?

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Xanax (alprazolam): Depends on the dose & timing of the xanax (alprazolam). Occasional use of sleep aid might be ok, but talk to your prescribing doc. First. ...Read more

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I took Tylenol pm 8 hrs ago and didn't sleep. Can I take. 0.5 mg of a xanax now to help me sleep?

I took Tylenol pm 8 hrs ago and didn't sleep. Can I take. 0.5 mg of a xanax now to help me sleep?

Xanax: If you haven't taken any other benzodiazepines (like valium, ativan, klonopin) and the xanax is prescribed by your physician, then it should be fine to take 8 hours after the Tylenol PM ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

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