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Been on 0.25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) once a day for two years. Is this harmful for that long?

Been on 0.25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) once a day for two years. Is this harmful for that long?

Yes: Benzodiazepans like Ativan (lorazepam) have an additicve potential. And patient will become accustomed to medication and will reqeuire it on regular basis.

4-6 weeks is maximum amount of time recommended. ...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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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

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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?

Alprazolam: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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) 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

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Is it possible for me to drink Xanax (alprazolam) after two beers?

Is it possible for me to drink Xanax (alprazolam) after two beers?

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

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If I have two beers at 5 pm can I take alprazolam before bed at 11pm?

Benzodiazapines: I recommend that my patients who take benzodiazapines don't drink (at all). ...Read more

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Could you take Xanax (alprazolam) and wygesic within two hours of each other?

Yes: They are in different classes of medications. The problem would be that both can cause sedation. The xanax (alprazolam) is for anxiety and the wygesic is for pain. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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If I took 10mg of Xanax (alprazolam) 2 on one day and 8 two days after how long until it's not detectable in my urine? I'm 5'9 300 lb male.

If I took 10mg of Xanax (alprazolam) 2 on one day and 8 two days after how long until it's not detectable in my urine? I'm 5'9 300 lb male.

This depends on: The sensitivity of the test used and also weather or not you survived after taking 80 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) in one day. Please contact your psychiatrist to discuss the timing and short term use of this medication. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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