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Tranxene Vs Xanax
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
Nothing is safe when: 'transferring' from one anti anxiety medication to another. You can't do it without a narcotic prescription from your doctor or psychiatrist. So if your Tranxene (clorazepate) isn't working, call your doctor and take their recommendation first. You may need to be seen for a consult, before anything is switched. May be better to deal with the cause of your anxiety as a better alternative. Good luck! ...Read more
I have very bad anxiety attacks and I am on xanax (alprazolam) cause I need quik relief does tranxene have the same effect acting quikly to relieve me?
Anxiety is best: Treated with cognitive behavior therapy, clinical hypnosis, practice of the Relaxation Response (see book of the same name by Benson). Medication may play a role but don't rely on that alone. Behavioral techniques taught by a clinical psychologist are long-lasting and will help in other areas beyond the present-day stressors. Peace and good health. ...Read more
1 year on benzos: Lexotan 3mg a day for 6 m, Tranxene 10mg a day for 4 m, Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg a day for 2 m and now on Klonopin 0.5mg a day. HOW to taper?
Clarification: Just to clarify - It sounds like you are only taking the Klonopin (clonazepam) currently? You can titrate off of Klonopin (clonazepam) by decreasing dose to 0.25 mg every 12 hours x 7 days then 0.25 mg. At night only x 5 days, then discontinue. This method works very well for my pts. And avoids the unpleasant side effects. You can be more aggressive, but I find greater success occurs with the slow method. Hope that helps! ...Read more
They are both in the same class of medicines for anxiety, and are similar. Xanax (alprazolam) is more potent, and is used more frequently treat panic disorder. Both are effective for general anxiety. Some patients find tranxene more sedating.
Discuss this with your treating physician for a more specific answer in your particular case. ...Read more
ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
0.5 mg/2 = 0.25 mg;
0.25 mg+.0.25 mg = 0.5 mg ...Read more
Xanax/Remeron: Depending on the dose of each, excess sedation, confusion & disorientation can occur. ...Read more
No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved. ...Read more
Social Anxiety: Is treatable by a mental health professional and can resolve. It is likely to continue w/out treatment or lifestyle changes. Social anxiety is often linked to a fear of being embarrassed in public. Surrender to that possibility which exists for us all and things can improve. Clinical hypnosis can help. (See www. Asch. Net) Medication helps to calm people. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can't hurry it: "liver flushes" are of various kinds -- some are very restrictive and last longer than others. They may include fasting or completely liquid diets, along with colonic "cleansing." this is actually not needed to remove medications from your body, which has its own very effective detoxification processes. Http://tinyurl. Com/6ofkkzp what leaves liver arrives in urine, which is used in drug tests. ...Read more
Unlikely.: But not impossible. Still, xanax (alprazolam) is much easier on the liver than alcohol is. Alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) share some similarities in their effects (disinhibition, anxiety reduction, withdrawal symptoms) but liver toxicity is not usually one of the similarities. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) may help: If nausea is a result of stress, anxiety, fear. However, nausea may be a side effect of Xanax (alprazolam). There are many other possible causes of nausea. It is wise to identify the correct cause to determine specific relief. Anxiety management strategies are better in the long run than medication but sometimes medication is necessary to provide relief while learning these strategies. Best regard for relief. ...Read more
Clorazepate (brand name tranxene) is a benzodiazepine (minor tranqilizer). Its active metabolite is desmethyldiazepam, which has a long half life in the body. It is not frequently used today as a tranquilizer, because it is fairly sedating, but is mostly used in the treatment of ...Read more