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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

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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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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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

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

Xanax (Definition)

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