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Is Xanax (alprazolam) habit forming?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) habit forming?

Xanax (alprazolam) and habit: Yes it can be habit forming. Be careful and discuss this with your doctor. ...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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Is tramadol a habit forming drug?

Is tramadol a habit forming drug?

It can be: But it is still less likely to be habit forming than say lortab or oxycodone. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Yes: Yes it can be habit forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you. ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) habit forming?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) habit forming?

Not really: I've seen some folks have a psychological dependance using vistaril (hydroxyzine) as a sleep aid, but there is no physical dependence. ...Read more

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Is tramadol habit forming/addicting?

Is tramadol habit forming/addicting?

Yes: People can get addicted to tramadol, psychologically and physiologically. It isn't quite the same as opiates like Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) Percocet, Morphine, heroin, etc. but requires caution. However, when pain medications are used properly under the care of a responsible doc, with someone without a predisposition to addiction, people generally don't get addicted. SAMSHA has additional information. ...Read more

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Why is tobacco habit forming?

Why is tobacco habit forming?

Nicotine: Most of tobacco dependency happens because nicotine is a dependency-producing chemical, causing tolerance (the same amount does less) and withdrawal when stopped. It is also habit-forming because someone smoking 20 cigarettes a day is taking over 400 puffs per day - 400 "fixes" of nicotine. Anything done that regularly, that often, is reinforcing psychologically, as well as physically. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

Xanax (alprazolam): An intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it is used more often for panic disorder. ...Read more

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What is more addictive, Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan?

What is more addictive, Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan?

Both: Both medications can be addictive. Xanax (alprazolam) acts quickly which is why it is desired by most people. Ativan acts relatively quickly as well but not as immediate as xanax (alprazolam). Both medications can be addicting and should only be taken as needed or as advised by your physician. ...Read more

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How addictive is lorazepam?

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How addictive is lorazepam?

Lorazepam: Being short-acting, Ativan (lorazepam) is very addictive, with serious withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the drug is stronger Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin?

Xanax (alprazolam) vs klonopin: Klonopin last longer , xanax (alprazolam) has a short half life as can be very addictive, any how do not take any without u physician advise and discuss with him/her any question u may have. ...Read more

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What pill is good for social anxiety thats not Buspar (buspirone) or habit forming or an antidepressant?

What pill is good for social anxiety thats not Buspar (buspirone) or habit forming or an antidepressant?

Eliminated most meds: Ssri type antidepressants are usually prescribed for lasting results. Benzodiazepines like valium, ativan, and Klonopin (clonazepam) are in another category of antianxiety medications. They are most effective for the short term.Taken as prescribed these medications have a low probability of being habit forming. You could also try herbal remedies such as velarian root and camomile tea, . ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) a narcotic?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) a narcotic?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders. It is classified as a controlled substance by the feds. ...Read more

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Is clonazapam a tranquilizer?

Is clonazapam a tranquilizer?

Anxiolytic: Clonazepam belongs to a therapeutic class of drugs called anxiolytics. It is chemically classified as a benzodiazepine. In regular doses it is normally used to control seizures. It has a tranquilizing effect as well. ...Read more

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Why is klonopin (clonazepam) addicting?

Why is klonopin (clonazepam) addicting?

Klonopin (clonazepam) addiction: Good question. For vulnerable people, the pleasurable sensations that make addictive drugs disastrously attractive occur when Dopamine levels in the brain’s reward area surge abruptly. Usually there are neurons in the brain that inhibit this result, by downregulating dopamine-producing neurons. Benzos like Klonopin (clonazepam) inhibit these "inhibitory" neurons -- taking the brakes off the Dopamine surge. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

Xanax: It is prescribed to treat Anxiety/ panic disorder. I try to avoid prescribing this class of medications as it can lead to development of tolerance. ...Read more

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Which benzo is harsher on your liver--klonopin or Ativan (lorazepam)?

Which benzo is harsher on your liver--klonopin or Ativan (lorazepam)?

Clonazepam: Benzodiazepines are rarely associated with elevated liver functions or clinically apparent liver injury and have not caused acute or chronic liver failure. However, there have been a few case reports about Clonazepam irritating the liver [none about Ativan] and therefore it would be considered slightly harsher.Their effect on the liver is probably due to a rarely produced intermediate metabolite. ...Read more

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What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then Klonopin (clonazepam) although it can stay in your system for a while. ...Read more

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Is klonopin bad for me and is it as addictive as xanax (alprazolam)?

Addictive: Both Xanax (alprazolam) and klinopin belong to the benzodiazepine family and are addictive. Their withdrawal symptom timeline differ due to longer half life of klonopin. ...Read more

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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

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