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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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Which is safer to take daily bus par or Xanax (alprazolam)? I realize Xanax (alprazolam) can be habit forming and want to know safety on side effects and interaction type stuff

Is Xanax (alprazolam) safer?: Xanax (alprazolam), a short acting benzo, is prescribed to treat anxiety symptoms, as is Buspar (buspirone), (buspirone) which effects serotonin receptors. At 1st glance, a doc might be quick to point out that there is risk of dependence on Xanax, among other risks, while Buspar (buspirone) has fewer dangerous side effects. Still, the best way to find out about *your* risk/benefit SE profile is to discuss your case w ur MD. :) ...Read more

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I take Xanax (alprazolam) .25 mg three times a day for panic / anxiety. I am a big guy (250lbs). Is that a high / habit forming dosage? What is a high dosage?

Xanax (alprazolam): This is not a high dose. Hope u r working closely with your doctor & counselor on cognitive therapy which is essential to concur your fears/anxieties in addition to the medication. ...Read more

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Past few weeks, i've been having heart problems, ER gave ativan (lorazepam) couple times, i've taken klonopin/xanax couple time. Long enough for habit forming?

Past few weeks, i've been having heart problems, ER gave ativan (lorazepam) couple times, i've taken klonopin/xanax couple time. Long enough for habit forming?

CBT is the thing!: To avoid more ER visits and possible drug dependence, seek a good therapist you feel you can work well with. Learn anxiety avoidance, mgmt and understanding. You'll really benefit in many ways and it's safe! Best! ...Read more

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Any natural supplements or habits to wean off of Xanax (alprazolam)? Are there any quick exercises that would help me during withdrawals? I work in a fast paced environment. I cannot let weaning off slow me down. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: I understand your concern about withdrawal from Xanax (alprazolam). I commend you for wanting to overcome Dependence. If you are decreasing the dose by 20%every week, it is likely that you will wean off Xanax (alprazolam) with less discomfort. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi. Drink Green tea and plenty of water. Walk in a State or National Park. See a Psychiatrist for Anxiety ...Read more

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How safe is xanax (alprazolam)?

Safely addictive: Xanax (alprazolam) is safe if one does not use heavy machinery or drive while on it. It doesnt interact with too many meds. However, if used chronically, it can worsen or cause very discomforting anxiety, tolerance and withdrawal when stopped. ...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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How can I get xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam) is : A controlled substance that has to be prescribed by a doctor with a dea license. Start by seeing your doctor, describing your problem, and getting examined. There are many treatable causes of anxiety. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction , dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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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