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What Is Safer Than Xanax For Insomnia
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
Benzos: Atarax is an antihistamine, not my first choice for anxiety, it will make you tired though. Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is effective for a panic attack, but long term use can lead to dependence/tolerance and possible abuse, while not effectively treating the underlying anxiety disorder. SSRIs like paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft are much better for long term treatment of anxiety, as well as psychotherapy. ...Read more
Should I take seroquel (quetiapine) and trazodone together for insomnia is it safe? Is that a usual combo sent for severe insomnia??
Both: Both medications can be addictive. Xanax (alprazolam) acts quickly which is why it is desired by most people. Ativan acts relatively quickly as well but not as immediate as xanax (alprazolam). Both medications can be addicting and should only be taken as needed or as advised by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: Valium is a brand of diazepam which is member of benzodiazepine class, used to treat many conditions but not w/o side effects & risks eg addiction, confusion, falls/fractures, even some link to Alzheimer's disease. Seroquel is a brand of quetiapine which is an antipsychotic with its own can of worms: weight gain, diabetes, high cholesterol & movement disorders ie tics. So try http://goo.gl/wTWbEv ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are all equal: In their side effects and safety, in equivalent doses, for the most part. Temazepam (restoril) is used as a sleeping pill, but is essentially identical to Oxazepam (serax). It is relatively short-acting, takes a couple of hours to peak, and is gone within 6 hours. It does not accumulate in people with liver problems. Too much can cause problems, and regular use can cause dependence, like all benzos. ...Read more
Sertraline had much better anxiolytic properties than for me, than prosac is there an third alternative?
Non-SSRI: Both sertraline (zoloft) and fluoxetine (prozac) belong to an antidepressant class known as ssris that have sexual side effects in some patients. Depending on your diagnosis, medication such as buspar, (buspirone) Remeron & others might be a "third option" with a different side effect profile -discuss this with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but need more: info. Xanax (alprazolam) is used ordinarily for severe anxiety. What is your reaction to Xanax (alprazolam) for the reason for which you were prescribed? You are taking 2 antidepressants of the same class. What is reason you are on both? Psychological counseling has been shown to do just as well or better than medications for depression. Was that explained?? You should get counseling from a psychiatrist or psychologist ...Read more
Usually yes: If you are basically health, and you take the medicine as prescribed, and don't combine it with other drugs or alcohol, or use one and then go out driving or using heavy equipment. Hypnotic drugs are usually most helpful short term, when there is a period of stress. If you need one long term you should get an evaluation for other problems - a sleep disorder or anxiety or depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Longer.: I use Tranzene.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unknown: As far as i know, suvorexant is not yet on the market in the us. ...Read more
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