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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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Is it ok to take propranolol 20mg with Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg.

Depends: The two can be taken together if indicated but should be started when you are at home . Propranolol and Alprazolam may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. ...Read more

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I think i took my prescription Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg twice witin an hour will it hurt me?

No: Taking 1 mg instead of your regular 0.5 mg will be ok. You may be more sleepy, but it will not be dangerous to you. ...Read more

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How does opana ER 30 mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg be taken together safely?

If a doctor has: prescribed you both drugs, I am not sure why you are not asking the prescribing physician and/or the pharmacist who is dispensing the drug. If 2 doctors are prescribing, and one doesn't know about the other, that is a problem. If neither is prescribed, YOU SHOULD NOT be taking these meds. In general, ER drugs result in a steady state of opiate, and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg could be taken at any time with it. ...Read more

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My date of birth is 2/3/45 accidentally took my friends 0.1 mg Clonidine. I do not have hypertension and take no meds except Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg what to do?

My date of birth is 2/3/45 accidentally took my friends 0.1 mg Clonidine. I do not have hypertension and take no meds except Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg what to do?

Rebound hypertension: occurs with clonidine withdrawal. You are unlikely to have this having taken a single dose. Low blood pressure, however, can lead to orthostatic syncope. Do not arise from a reclining position without remaining seated for a few minutes to reduce the risk of this. The clonidine will wear off after 12 hours at most. Do not take Viagra (sildenafil) or nitrates for the next 12 hours. ...Read more

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Mom couldnt handle "adjusting period" of SSRI's so doc prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg twice daily. Will this ultimately cut years off her life?

Mom couldnt handle "adjusting period" of SSRI's so doc prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg twice daily. Will this ultimately cut years off her life?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is one of several short-acting anti-anxiety meds that acts quickly to block/lower anxiety. It's not unusual to give someone with severe anxiety a short-acting med like Xanax (alprazolam) for immediate relief. She may do well on Xanax (alprazolam). Know of no data to suggest it will shorten her life. If your mom is calmer and feels more in control, she may live longer. ...Read more

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Can i work as a firefighter while taking Xanax my wife has stage 4 breast cancer and the stress was giving me anxiety. I was prescribe .05 mg Xanax 2x per day i feel it has helped me. However i don't know how my employer will feel about it

Hello. : Hello. I do not know that answer to that question. Here is the problem, a medication like xanax (alprazolam) is mood altering. It can make you sedated or slow your reaction times. This could make you less responsive and less effective as a fire fighter. You are in a high risk profession, so you need to be fully aware and awake. If you were a diver or a pilot in the military, being on this type of mediation (benzodiazapine) would render you unsuitable for the job. My guess would be that there are guidelines for health restrictions in your area. The most responsible thing to do is to talk to your employer about it. I am very sorry about your wife's illness. Take care. ...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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Can you give me advice for my first time taking 0.5 mg xanax (alprazolam)?

The best person to: answer this question is the prescribing physician, who has a duty to inform you of how to take the med, what it will do, side effects and precautions. The dispensing pharmacist can do the same. They are better resources, since they can ask you questions and know your history, than a stranger online. Don't drink on it, don't drive on it until you see how it effects you, don't combine other meds. ...Read more

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Could there be a difference between Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 & kolodopin 0.5?

Could there be a difference between Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 & kolodopin 0.5?

Yes: Both of these medications are benzodiazepines. However, each has a different molecule that will affect the brain differently. Both have a calming effect. ...Read more

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How many 0.5 mg tablets of Xanax (alprazolam) would put me in danger of overdosing?

How many 0.5 mg tablets of Xanax (alprazolam) would put me in danger of overdosing?

Unknown: The usual limit is six mg per day. However, this might be an overdose for one person and not enough for another. At six mg the answer to your question is 12. Your prescribing physician knows more about yuo and your circumstances than i do. Consult with him/her. ...Read more

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How many 0.5 would equal a bar/ ladder on xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): The Bar is 2mg., so 4 of the 0.5mg. is equal to 1 Bar. ...Read more

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How to get off Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 2 a day without withdrawal?

How to get off Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 2 a day without  withdrawal?

Taper: Very slow dose reductions will eliminate withdrawal symptoms. This must be conducted under the supervision of an experienced physician knowledgeable about you. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take half a 0.5 Xanax (alprazolam) every night ? Or should that only be taken if needed for panic ?

Xanax (alprazolam) at bedtime: If your prescriber recommended Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks, you should do that as much as safely needed. You could also ask him to take another dose at bedtime if you are anxious and this interferes with sleep. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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