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Is there a difference between tranxene vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Is there a difference between tranxene vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Tranxene (clorazepate): They are both anxiety medications.
Xanax is a short acting and tranxene (clorazepate) is long acting benzodiazepenes. ...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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Is it safe to switch from Tranxene 5Mg taken for 4 months to Xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How does tranzene compare to xanax (alprazolam)?

Similar: 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

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

Xanax (alprazolam): An intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it is used more often for panic disorder. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

Xanax: It is prescribed to treat Anxiety/ panic disorder. I try to avoid prescribing this class of medications as it can lead to development of tolerance. ...Read more

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What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

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

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What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

0.25 mg: 0.5 mg/2 = 0.25 mg;

0.25 mg+.0.25 mg = 0.5 mg ...Read more

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What would happen if a person took Xanax (alprazolam) and mrtrazipine?

Xanax/Remeron: Depending on the dose of each, excess sedation, confusion & disorientation can occur. ...Read more

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Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) a narcotic?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) a narcotic?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders. It is classified as a controlled substance by the feds. ...Read more

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How do xanax help in social anxiety?

How do xanax help in social anxiety?

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

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Can I take xanax and tamiflu safely?

Yes, there is no: Interaction between the drugs. Follow the directions on your prescriptions. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Not a good idea: Xanax (alprazolam) interferes with the metabolism of steroids including Medrol and may cause a substantial change in blood level of medrol. ...Read more

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Can a liver flush remove xanax/benzo toxins?

Can a liver flush remove xanax/benzo toxins?

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

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause liver problems?

Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause liver problems?

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

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) good for alcohol rehab?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) good for alcohol rehab?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Alcohol: Nope. Absolutely not. Xanax (alprazolam) is well known in medicine and science as the pill equivalent to alcohol. One xanax (alprazolam) is like a full bottle of wine. All benzodiazepines should be avoided if one is getting or staying sober. ...Read more

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Is carvedilol a generic of xanax (alprazolam)?

Is carvedilol a generic of xanax (alprazolam)?

Carvedilol: Nope. Coreg (carvedilol) is a beta blocker, not a Benzo. ...Read more

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What do the yellow Xanax (alprazolam) bars do?

Xanax (alprazolam): It is a benzodiazepine for panic disorder, by prescription, with high potential for dependence, tolerance & withdrawal.
The bar is most likely the high dose 2mg. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) constrict your pupils?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) constrict your pupils?

Probably not: I don't recall ever seeing any pupillary constriction in my patients on xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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How long does Xanax (alprazolam) stay in urine?

Regular or X-R: X-r has a little longer 1/2life, but either way Alprazolam is a very short acting drug. Depends on how much and how long you have been using and individual metabolism, but should be gone within 2-3 days. Important to taper as can cause seizures with abrupt cessation. ...Read more

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Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Both: Both of these medications are antianxiety medications. Which will be most effective for an individual depends on many factors. Consult your doctor about which might be best for you. ...Read more

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An Xanax (alprazolam) reduce quality of sleep?

An Xanax (alprazolam) reduce quality of sleep?

Yes: Because of short acting, there is withdrawal which could lead to early morning awakening. ...Read more

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Will my xanax (alprazolam) help with my nausea?

Will my xanax (alprazolam) help with my nausea?

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

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Can you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and hydrocodone?

Xanax (alprazolam): Mixture results in added sedation, depending on the dose. Consult your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25mg makes one sleepy?

It may.: Many would feel sedated at even this low a dose (although some would not). ...Read more

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Clorazepate (Definition)

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


Xanax (Definition)

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