Top 20 Doctor insights on: Pex 2 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
Hello I had a quick question about a medicine. My friends and I took 7mg of xanax (alprazolam) and it has been two days and I still feel terrible?
Two issues here:
1) Please don't take medication inappropriately, particularly if its not yours.
2) What do you mean by "feel terrible? " ...Read more
I've been taking 1/2 of 0.25 Xanax (alprazolam) twice daily Will I have withdrawls if I go two days w/out taking them? I have to wait for my refill until then.
Not likely: This is a pretty small dose, but if you are running out before you are supposed to, you are either taking more than was prescribed, or a drug that was supposed to be used very occasionally is now being used more often. You need to talk to the prescriber about how you are taking them. Benzodiazepines are not the best drugs for longer-term anxiety, and your doctor can discuss alternatives. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): If taken together, excess sedation is a concern. ...Read more
Taking Xanax (alprazolam) for two weeks, about 2mg per day. How long with it be present in my urine.
Benzos ; UAs: Eight weeks or so!Get a more detailed answer ›
I recently took 3 two mg alprazolam two days in a row and was wondering how long it will be in my urine. I am 21 and 160lbs?
Most benzodiazepines, depending on the half life will be detected anywhere from hours to days.
Alprazolam, a short acting benzodiazepine will ususally be detected 1-4.5 days after the last dose was taken. Longer acting agents like diazepam may have a detection window of up to 6 days or greater, depending on the metabolites. ...Read more
I took 3 two mg alprazolam two days in a row and have a drug test in 7 days in your opinion will I pass the test I am 21 and 160lbs?
Odds are favorable: It depends on the sensitivity of the screening test. It also depends on your overall health, condition of your liver and whether or not other drugs are competing for metabolism. In general, the shorter acting benzodiazepines are cleared from the body within a week. Barring any additional use of Xanax, (alprazolam) the chances are good that the screen will be negative. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've been off Xanax (alprazolam) for two weeks now, but I'm still shaking and having anxitity attaches is there something else I can do?
Xanax (alprazolam): Don't know how long your were on xanax (alprazolam) or what the dose was. Significant side effects can occur if one stops this medication cold turkey or without adequate tapering. At this point, would encourage you to advise the prescribing provider who knows you best - so that a specific plan can be developed for you. ...Read more
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
Last night at about 10:00pm I took 1.5 mg of Xanax (alprazolam). Is it ok to have one or two alcoholic drinks tonight? I'm 5'10, 160 lb female.
How many hours after taking ambien (5mg), only two nights in a row, can I go back to my xanax (alprazolam) (.25, 4x daily) and stop the ambien completely?
Ambien (zolpidem): The next day, as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Xanax (alprazolam) 1.0- 2 days on- 2 days off- for two wks. Dr said stop, did 5 days, felt worse so had. 5. Dr says not w/d, if not why do I feel awful? Taper?
Xanax (alprazolam) Withdrawal--NO: This is not withdrawal, rather this is a return of your original anxiety, which may have worsened during the two week of inadequate treatment of your anxiety. You should stay off the benzos if possible, and ask your doctor to prescribe an ssri that will treat your underlying anxiety disorder. My colleagues will likely list other treatment options for anxiety. You need to be in psychotherapy, cbt. ...Read more
Not advisable: First of all you just asked me if it's possible to drink xanax (alprazolam). That alone makes me think that you're already intoxicated. No one should have two beers or more plus a xanax (alprazolam). You're likely to drink yourself under the table with the combination. There are also other dangers associated with it such as the cessation of breathing. Please don't do it. And especially, do not drink and drive. ...Read more
Benzodiazapines: I recommend that my patients who take benzodiazapines don't drink (at all). ...Read more
I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) but my new doct won't prescribe it. I need it to cope with my two year old?
Try other things: Children can be extremely stressful. It is better to try and develop coping strategies and non-pharmacologic techniques to deal with issues in your life than to rely on medications. Talk to your doctor about trying other strategies, consider joining a local mothers group, church support group of other type of support group. See if friends can help. Long term benzodiazepines are addictive. ...Read more
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?
I take. 5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) as needed. Last dose was 26 hrs ago and once 80 hours before that dose. Safe to have a beer or two?
Yes it is: If you have not taken Xanax (alprazolam) for several hours ax indicated then if is safe to have s beer or two. However, you need to keep in mind that Xanax (alprazolam) is an addictive drug and regular use is not a good idea. The underlying cause for which it is being taken needs to be addressed. ...Read more