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Lethal Dose Alprazolam
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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