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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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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 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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Can Xanax (alprazolam) aggravate gallbladder?

Possibly: Please remember that these are the only reports to the fda regarding gallbladder disorders while people were taking xanax (alprazolam) and that millions of people have used xanax (alprazolam) and the percentage below is only the percentage of those people who reported any problems.On oct, 7, 2013: 50, 297 people reported to have side effects when taking xanax (alprazolam). Among them, 287 people (0.57%) have gallbladder disorder. ...Read more

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Can I mix L. Theanine and xanax (alprazolam)?

Green tea: Theanine such as found in green tea and other foods is fine. Just lose the Xanax (alprazolam) with the help of a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can bozos make you Xanax (alprazolam) ativan?

Xanax (alprazolam): I do not understand your question, but yes, both are benzos. ...Read more

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Can alprazolam 2mg will help you with anxiety?

To an extent: That is a high dose, if its at one time. The average starting dose of xanax (alprazolam) is 0.5 mg four times daily. Other therapies, like ssri/snri antidepressant drugs, and various psychotherapies are also more effective, without the potential for physical dependency and abuse of the benzo, as well as memory problems and escalation of the dose secondary to tolerance. Psychotherapy should always be part of rx. ...Read more

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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) with propranolol?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) with propranolol?

Yes, but why?: Babyshiela1991--based on your previous question, these meds are not helping you and so why take them? I suggest that you reconsult your doc and really talk about how you feel. You may want to talk to a psychiatrist. There are better treatment for anxiety/panic attacks than xanax (alprazolam) and propranolol. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) every day?

Please take your: medication as directed by your doc. Xanax (alprazolam) is addictive. Learn other ways to manage your stress. A clinical psychologist can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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