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Doctor insights on: Oxazepam 30 Mg Vs Xanax

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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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Can xanax(alprazolam) cause a positive drug test for serax (oxazepam)?

Can xanax(alprazolam) cause a positive drug test for serax (oxazepam)?

No: Oxazepam is a metabolite of Valium but not xanax (alprazolam). It is a drug prescribed itself. Like Nexium (esomeprazole) is a metabolite of Prilosec (omeprazole). ...Read more

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I have been prescribed alprazolam & oxazepam for a long flight, what is a medical safe amount to take together. I need to sleep for my anxiety?

I have been prescribed alprazolam & oxazepam for a long flight, what is a medical safe amount to take together. I need to sleep for my anxiety?

Similarities: Hi. Both of this benzo's have a similar half-life, although alprazolam hits faster. You probably don't need to take BOTH since they have the same mechanism of action and duration of action. Talk with the prescribing doctor about this, and whether he/she thinks you need BOTH. Good luck and travel safely! ...Read more

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Will alprazolam show a false positive for nordiazepam and or oxazepam. The confirmation test was done via gc/ms from the lab i use. ?

Probably yes: My educated "guess" is that most drug blood screening is geared toward "groups" or "classes" of substances. Alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, and the others you mentioned are all considered to be in the class of benzodiazopine derivatives. Use of any of them will trigger a positive response, but is not specific to which is in your system. Other classes include thc, cocaine, crystal meth, etoh, etc. ...Read more

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How long does oxazepam 30 mg stay in your system. I take 20 tablets a day and have a Urine test to complete. ?

How long does oxazepam 30 mg stay in your system. I take 20 tablets a day and have a Urine test to complete. 
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20 tablets?: That sounds like a huge dose. That means the patient should be working with 1 primary care doctor and 1 psychiatrist... with only 1 doctor prescribing any and all drugs with addiction or abuse potential. The drug probably stays around for several days when using normal doses, and likely longer for huge doses. Bad things happen if the drug is suddenly stopped. A urine test should be an honest one. ...Read more

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5 mg bisoprol at 6:30 am. 0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 3:45 pm. Is it safe to have one or two low ABV beers(<5%)at 9 pm?

5 mg bisoprol at 6:30 am. 0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) at 3:45 pm. Is it safe to have one or two low ABV beers(<5%)at 9 pm?

No: It is NOT advised to consume both benzodiazepines (i.e. Xanax (alprazolam)) with alcohol under any circumstance. If taking Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety, know that alcohol can worsen anxiety. ...Read more

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And if .05 mg is equivalant to 10 mg of Valium why would my dr keep prescribing a patient 3 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) & want me to see phcyatrist for 30 mg valium?

Xanax (alprazolam): Those are high doses of benzos. Your doctor realizes that these are habit forming at these doses as well as that pills are useful but not the final answer and are merely a crutch. ...Read more

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Max dose of xanax (alprazolam) a day for a 30 year old female weight 156 lbs? Have script for .25 3 x a day but past few days anxiety has been through the roof

Max dose of xanax (alprazolam) a day for a 30 year old female weight 156 lbs? Have script for .25 3 x a day but past few days anxiety has been through the roof

Low dose: You are describing a very low dose, which would be the introductory amount to be tried. Your anxiety may well improve with higher amounts, and up to 1.0 mg four times a day, might not be inappropriate, but follow your doctor's directions as you titrate. ...Read more

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Been on same Xanax (alprazolam) dose for 4yrs due to severe anxiety/panic (1mg as needed, 30/month rx)- saved my life. Why r drs so averse 2 prescribing it now?

Been on same Xanax (alprazolam) dose for 4yrs due to severe anxiety/panic (1mg as needed, 30/month rx)- saved my life. Why r drs so averse 2 prescribing it now?

Prevention: Most doctors would want to help prevent panic attacks -- rather than wait for them to happen, and then treat sporadically with xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) is meant to be temporary, can be habit-forming, and is not preventative for panic. Other medications, such as ssri's, etc, are preventive; it's also important to work on the anxiety in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Took my last Xanax (alprazolam) at 8:30 for anxiety.Have prior prescribed clonapin. I've NEVER taken both on same day. Can I safely take 1mg clon at 11:30 tonight?

Took my last Xanax (alprazolam) at 8:30 for anxiety.Have prior prescribed clonapin. I've NEVER taken both on same day.  Can I safely take 1mg clon at 11:30 tonight?

Talk to your doctor : In general it is not a good idea to combine different benzodiazepines. See your doctor as there may be better choices for managing your anxiety over the long term. ...Read more

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How safe is xanax (alprazolam)?

Safely addictive: Xanax (alprazolam) is safe if one does not use heavy machinery or drive while on it. It doesnt interact with too many meds. However, if used chronically, it can worsen or cause very discomforting anxiety, tolerance and withdrawal when stopped. ...Read more

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Does oxazepam stay in your system?

Does oxazepam stay in your system?

Serax: Half-life is 4-15 hours, so it would likely stay in system for 20-75 hours. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction , dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) habit forming?

Xanax (alprazolam) and habit: Yes it can be habit forming. Be careful and discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Xanax (Definition)

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


Dr. Walter Husar
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Oxazepam (Definition)

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