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What is a lethal dose of Xanax (alprazolam) in an adult?

What is a lethal dose of Xanax (alprazolam) in an adult?

Depends: For someone who has never been on xanax (alprazolam) before and/or elderly just a few milligrams, for someone dependent and addicted to benzodiazepines it may take 10+ mg of xanax (alprazolam) to be fatal, though lower doses could result in serious adverse effects. ...Read more

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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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What is maximum sine dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Maximum single dose: Of xanax (alprazolam) is whatever your physician prescribes. As a rule it would generally be the 2 mg tablet size, but clinical differences among individuals dictate some variability in this. ...Read more

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Dose over dose of alprazolam lead to some serious disease?

Dose over dose of alprazolam lead to some serious disease?

Death possible: An overdose of alprazolam can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, feeling light-headed, and fainting. NEVER exceed your doctor's recommended dosage or ignore prescribing advice. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Don't take with alcohol. Ref: http://www. Drugs. Com/alprazolam. Html ...Read more

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Cutting dose of alprazolam (.5mg, on for 1 and half years) making relapse. What to do?

Cutting dose of alprazolam (.5mg, on for 1 and half years) making relapse. What to do?

See a psychiatrist: If your symptoms are relapsing while attempting to taper your alprazolam, you could see a psychiatrist for better treatment of those. This could be very valuable, especially if you haven't had a thorough evaluation before. My guess is that these are basic symptoms returning, rather than withdrawal symptoms -- but an in-person psychiatric consultation would provide better answers for you. ...Read more

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Taking. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) once or sometimes twice a day. Helps take off the edge of worriness for me. Is that dose so small to even help?

Taking. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) once or sometimes twice a day. Helps take off the edge of worriness for me. Is that dose so small to even help?

CBT?: Well - if it takes the edge off than it is working. It is fairly easy to develop tolerance to benzodiazapines. Have you considered cognitive behavioral therapy? ...Read more

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How long/how many days does it take for 0.25 mg doses of Xanax (alprazolam) to start taking affect and make one feel relaxed, calm, and less anxious?

How long/how many days does it take for 0.25 mg doses of Xanax (alprazolam) to start taking affect and make one feel relaxed, calm, and less anxious?

Xanax (alprazolam) not working: The benzodiazepine (e.g. Xanax) naive patient should feel the effect within the hour. Individuals are unique and depending on one's pharmacogenetics/liver metabolism of medications, the medication may work for some but as well for others. The prescribing physician should be informed. More importantly, non-medicinal modalities & non-habit forming medications should be attempted first. ...Read more

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Drug info states w/d from Xanax (alprazolam) can occur after short term low doses even one, true? Unclear on why I feel symptoms now, that never had before took it

Drug info states w/d from Xanax (alprazolam) can occur after short term low doses even one, true? Unclear on why I feel symptoms now, that never had before took it

Xanax (alprazolam) and anxiety: You would not be in withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam) after only 1 dose. However, it's possible to have a paradoxical agitated (rather than relaxed) reaction. If you've been taking xanax (alprazolam) regularly and then stop, you can have withdrawal symptoms that overlap with the symptoms you might have from anxiety itself. Extreme anxiety can also be part of a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Can st. Johns wort be taken with one dose of. 025mg xanax (alprazolam)?

Can st. Johns wort be taken with one dose of. 025mg xanax (alprazolam)?

Would not use: St. John's wort can induce the liver enzymes needed to metabolize xanax (alprazolam) and prozac, possibly making them less effective. Why would you want to take st. John's wort when you're already on Prozac & xanax (alprazolam) (according to your additional patient information)? ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking nyquil with large dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax/Nyquil: Excess sedation, disorientation, poor memory, poor coordination, respiratory depression. Contact your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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After taking a dose of ambien, how long should I wait before taking xanax (alprazolam)?

If prescribed,: They may be taken at the same time. There is no need to stagger them. ...Read more

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I meant to say can st. Johns wort be taken with one dose of 0.25mg of xanax (alprazolam)?

I meant to say can st. Johns wort be taken with one dose of 0.25mg of xanax (alprazolam)?

Would not use: St. John's wort can induce the liver enzymes needed to metabolize xanax (alprazolam) and prozac, possibly making them less effective. Why would you want to take st. John's wort when you're already on Prozac & xanax (alprazolam) (according to your additional patient information)? Other studies show that st. John's wort has similar serotonin reuptake-inhibiting action to prozac, leading to adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can you stop taking 0.25 mg dose Alprazolam taken for several yrs w/o withdrawal problems.?

MD should guide you: If you have been taking alprazolam routinely you should taper off of the medication slowly and with the guidance of your doctor to avoid withdrawal issues. That should both minimize your body's adjustment to the discontinuation of alprazolam and allow any anxiety issues previously treated by the alprazolam to be identified and treated in another manner. ...Read more

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My recommended dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is 1 mg per day, but I usually take 1.5 or 2. Can there be any side effects?

Increase side effect: Increased side effects, like drowsiness, nervousness and heart problems. Remember xanax (alprazolam) is habit forming. It is always recommended that you use your medications as directed with your doctor. If the recommended dose is not resolving your problems then see your doctor for re-evaluation and adjustment of your therapy. Stay safe. ...Read more

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Does using 0.25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) two times per week cause prolactin levels to rise? Is it possible such a small dose could do that?

Does using 0.25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) two times per week cause prolactin levels to rise? Is it possible such a small dose could do that?

Rare: Xanax, (alprazolam) very rarely can cause prolactin elevation and if you are prone to it, the frequency or dose may not matter. Most common psychiatric medications to cause this are antipsychotics by blocking Dopamine which helps control prolactin level. See your doctor and rule out other causes as well. ...Read more

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I have been taking 1.5 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) a day in one dose. Is taking 2mgof Ativan (trying to switch meds) ok instead of Xanax (alprazolam)?

May be better: Ativan is slightly longer half life than Xanax (alprazolam) and should be smoother acting however Tranxene is a better choice and is longer acting and less addictive. ...Read more

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I have been on Xanax (alprazolam) 8-10mgs daily. 2mgs every 4-6 hours. Started a taper, what's the safest rate I can reduce my dose. So far taken. 5mgs off daily.

As a rule: It is best to decrease the total dose about 10% per week and slowly wean the medication to prevent withdrawal or have your physician change your Xanax (alprazolam) to a long acting med like Tranxene which may be easier to wean off. Either way it takes a while to do safely. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to mix Alprazolam with Lorazepam in small doses?

Do not do it: There is no reason why you would need to do this. So don't.

Discuss this with the provider who prescribed these to you. It may be a substitute is in order. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) be used on kids in dentistry sedation and what is the dose?

Can Xanax (alprazolam) be used on kids in dentistry sedation and what is the dose?

Dental sedation: For children should only be done by well qualified individuals who know what they are doing. The risks are too high. ...Read more

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If you take lowest dose of benzo or Xanax (alprazolam) xr, how can you wean off it?

Withdrawal: Withdrawal depends on the amount of the drug, the length of use, your psychological dependence on the drug. But, I applaud you for choosing health and trying to get off of this addictive drug. ...Read more

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Is taking a low dose (0.25- 0.50)mg Xanax (alprazolam) safe to take over the long run

Is taking a low dose (0.25- 0.50)mg Xanax (alprazolam) safe to take over the long run

Yes: There is an addiction potential for all drugs in its class but you are talking a small dose. ...Read more

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Does an individuals body weight account for determining a beginning dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Does an individuals body weight account for determining a beginning dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

No: No, body weight is not the primary factor in determining xanax (alprazolam) dose. One would need to know what other medications are also being prescribed, any ongoing other illnesses, whether the person has been habituated to other benzodiazepines, whether s/he uses alcohol, what the intensity of anxiety is, etc. For any of these or other reasons, xanax (alprazolam) may not be the most appropriate treatment at all. ...Read more

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Hello, the dose of 0.125 mg of alprazolam will cause an effect? I would add that I am very thin, BMI 15.

It could: Alprazolam is a potent benzodiazepine that could cause relaxation and or sedation, especially if you're very thin. Bmi of 15 is extremely so. ...Read more

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I had a MRI today and given 6 xanax (alprazolam) tablets and I am on a daily dose 75 MG of amatripalyn. Will I be ok?

Most likely: It's not entirely clear what you're asking. The MRI itself should be harmless. Taking Xanax (alprazolam) as prescribed, even with your amitriptyline, should be fine (and help you relax). It's not a good idea to take Xanax (alprazolam) in higher doses or more often than prescribed. Of course, I don't know why you had the MRI in the first place, so I hope you'll be ok from the original problem too. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I had 1.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) about 6 hours ago, am I ok to take my usual 25mg dose of hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone: You are on Hydrocodone 25 mgm, obviously not just once a day. As well as Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) 6hrs ago. There is no Pain Disorder where you need Xanax (alprazolam) and Hydrocodone.
what anti pain property does Xanax (alprazolam) has, or for that matter if it has any muscle relaxant quality explained to you
Along with what ails you, Now you have 2 more problems
Benzo and Opoid dependancy.
Get detoxed. Find another doctor. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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