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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...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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Bad side effects/ possible withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam). Taking .5 mg day for 2 mths. Feel horrible! please recommend taper/help. Dr. Says Xanax (alprazolam) is safe. ?

Bad side effects/ possible withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam). Taking .5 mg day for 2 mths.   Feel horrible!  please recommend taper/help. Dr. Says Xanax (alprazolam) is safe. ?

Possible Taper: I'm guessing that you take xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety. If you are only taking it once a day, withdrawal is unlikely given it's effects are a short couple hours. If you are taking it more than 2 x's a day then you may be having wd sx's.Generally a taper is by 0.25 to 0.5 mg a day for 1-2 weeks, then lower by the same amt every 1-2weeks until off the xanax (alprazolam). Please talk to your practioner for other options. ...Read more

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Side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Go to:: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-9824-xanax+oral.aspx?drugid=9824&drugname=xanax+oral&source=1.

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What are the side effects of xanax, (alprazolam) and can Xanax (alprazolam) cause palpitaions?

What are the side effects of xanax, (alprazolam) and can Xanax (alprazolam) cause palpitaions?

Yes : Yes palpitations can be caused by xanax (alprazolam). If you have chest pain, fluttering sensation of chest or pounding pulse- seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lobelia inflata and xanax (alprazolam)?

Not sure of ?: are you asking are there interactions between the 2, or just what the SE's are of each. Lobelia is not meant to be taken orally, and can cause serious side effects, including convulsions and death. Lobeline, the main ingredient of lobelia, was touted as a smoking cessation aid, but was removed in 1993 by the FDA for lack of efficacy/safety data. Xanax (alprazolam) causes sedation, incoordination and dependency ...Read more

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What are the side effects of methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) when they are taken together?

Sedation,and others: Sedation, confusion, lethargy, tiredness, yawning. Increased risk of dependence and addiction. If addicted to either, stopping use is difficult. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable. Nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping and aching pain, restlessness, insomnia, agitation, hallucinations and seizures. Very dangerous combination. ...Read more

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Are their any permenent side effects of being treated with Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan forever?

Withdrawl: The issues of withdrawl are very prominant if you are taking these benzodiazepines for a long period. If you wish to stop i would recommend you discussing thsi with your phsyician and work on a gradula dose reduction plan. Do not stop aburptly ! ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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