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I am taking alprazolam for the first time tomorrow. My doctor prescribed me .25mg. How long should i wait in between taking two? the flight is 4.5h

 I am taking alprazolam for the first time tomorrow. My doctor prescribed me .25mg.  How long should i wait in between taking two? the flight is 4.5h

3 hrs: if you are still awake. Make sure to let the flight attendant know where you are getting off to avoid sleeping through the arrival and return flight. ...Read more

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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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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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I took a diet pill two days ago and i'm gonna take a alprazolam 0.5 will it interfere or no is it ok to take alprazolam two after taking the diet pill?

I took a diet pill two days ago and i'm gonna take a alprazolam 0.5 will it interfere or no is it ok to take alprazolam two after taking the diet pill?

OK but: No problem but you are taking an upper one day then a downer a couple of days later. I think you may benefit from some counseling since your chances of losing weight from this approach are nil. Once you get your emotional state stabilized, you will more likely be successful in getting your weight down. ...Read more

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My sister is having seziures and I think its from her medication. She is taking Xanax and at night melatonin could the two be a bad combination?

My sister is having seziures and I think its from her medication. She is taking Xanax and at night melatonin could the two be a bad combination?

See a doctor: If your sister is having seizures, she should see a doctor immediately so that a diagnosis can be made and treatment prescribed. Withdrawal from large doses of xanax can cause seizures, so if she is taking a large dose and suddenly stops it she might have seizures. Otherwise it is unlikely that either xanax or melatonin would cause seizures. ...Read more

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If I took 10mg of Xanax 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 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.

Long time: Hi. Alprazolam has a half-life of 11-15 hours, so on that basis alone, it will take days to be undetectable (maybe 8-10 half-lives, depending on the sensitivity of the assay). Furthermore, it partitions into fat, so will be detectable even longer (no reliable equation for how much longer) given your body habitus. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take 0.5 Xanax daily. I am nursing my son but also supplementing. Dr said wait two hours til I nurse after taking, pharmacists said 4.which one?

Aprazolam: In general, it is suggested to use one of the shorter acting benzodiazepines while nursing, such as lorazepam or oxazepam since they have a shorter half life. Alprazolam is long acting so if you wait 2 or 4 hours, it will still be in your breastmilk. ...Read more

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

See your doctor: Benzodiazepines such as xanax are meant to be taken for a temporary period of time. ) 0.25 mg per day is a low dose but you should discuss other treatment options for anxiety. Another ssri besides Prozac may help for long term treatment. You can also discuss non-medication treatment options such as relaxation exercises, deep breathing, yoga and regular stretching. Don't drink alcohol w/ xanax. ...Read more

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