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Librax Vs Xanax
Taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) 2x/day. In past took Xanax before flying. Is it still safe to take Xanax before my flight if I'm still on the librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?
Librax, (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) Xanax:
I understand your concern.
Librax contains a Chlordiazepoxide which is a Benzodiazepine
Xanax also is a Benzodiazepine
Either medication can be used for Anxiety about flying.
Both Medications combined can have side effects
Lack of coordination.
Please see a Psychiatrist for Assessment of Anxiety, and management including monitoring of medication and dosage ...Read more
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
Probably not: What you are describing sounds more like a physical dependence. It could be an addiction if you are doing this avoid responsibility or withdraw from reality. In general, these types of meds lose their effectiveness fairly fast. Depending on the dose, you may suffer withdrawal symptoms as severe as seizures if your dosage is high. You should discuss with your doc-maybe an addiction doc if indicated. ...Read more
Taking Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) 2x day, & starting Zoloft tomorrow @ 25mg. Can I also take a Xanax if I have bad anxiety from starting the Zoloft?
You already are.: Are you asking about taking an additional Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)? I would avoid that but you could ask your prescriber. You'd be best off beginning the new psychotropic medication at a time you feel as confident as possible. Waiting some time and gathering reasons to feel optimistic will pay off for you. A significant part of effectiveness is expectancy. Your beliefs guide the drug's performance. It works! ...Read more
ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
0.5 mg/2 = 0.25 mg;
0.25 mg+.0.25 mg = 0.5 mg ...Read more
Xanax/Remeron: Depending on the dose of each, excess sedation, confusion & disorientation can occur. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
They are both in the same class of medicines for anxiety, and are similar. Xanax (alprazolam) is more potent, and is used more frequently treat panic disorder. Both are effective for general anxiety. Some patients find tranxene more sedating.
Discuss this with your treating physician for a more specific answer in your particular case. ...Read more
Why?: I am not sure why you would need to take two different benzodiazapines at the same time. Both have potential to build tolerance. I would not prescribe both at the same time to a patient, however different providers select different options. Please discuss this fully with your prescribing provider. Take care. ...Read more
Variable: Alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) affect the same receptors in the brain and both cause sedation. Sedate someone too much and they will stop breathing. The level of sedation depends on many factors - the patient's age, tolerance to alcohol / benzos, metabolism, etc... Wine and Xanax (alprazolam) should never be combined and there is no set 'lethal' dose. ...Read more