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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?

See your doctor: Benzodiazepines such as xanax (alprazolam) 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 (alprazolam). ...Read more

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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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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 (Definition)

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