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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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I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg for 20 plus years.I feel like i'm not getting enough relief from the anxiety and nerves. 4 a day should I be taking more.

I've been taking Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg for 20 plus years.I feel like i'm not getting enough relief from the anxiety and nerves. 4 a day should I be taking more.

Consider options: If you have only been taking the medication, and have not been working with psychological means to control your anxiety, consider working with a psychologist to develop more effective coping skills to deal with the anxiety issues. Also, there is often a diminishing effect with long term use of anxiolytic medications. Talk with your doctor about other medical possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr switched me from xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg qd to lorazepam 5mg bid.Is it safe to take lorazepam the day after xanax (alprazolam) or should I clean out my system a day or 2?

Dr switched me from xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg qd to lorazepam 5mg bid.Is it safe to take lorazepam the day after xanax (alprazolam) or should I clean out my system a day or 2?

No need to wait.: The change has been likely done because Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg qD wasn't covering your daily anxiety symptoms, .Is that right? My concern is that lorazepam 5mg po BID is quite much more than what you were taking. A better transition is starting with lorazepam 1mg po TID.. ...Read more

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Differences in ativan 5mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg and diazepam 10 mg?

Differences in ativan 5mg and Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg and diazepam 10 mg?

Depends: These antianxiety meds can cause dose related levels of drowsiness or even coma. How someone reacts will depend of his/her metabolic enzyme system. The Ativan (lorazepam) dose should be closer to 1mg for it to be equivalent to the other two meds. ...Read more

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Went from 2 mg a day of Xanax (alprazolam) to 1 mg in a little over a month. I find it easier to split the tablet in half. Take one half in the morning and one early evening. I want to continue tapering down. How can I taper more with a 1mg tablet?

Xanax (alprazolam) taper: EricF ~ this all hinges on how long you have been taking xanax (alprazolam) 2mg and why. If it has been a short period and for minor social anxiety, then you can taper very fast, if at all. So the 1mg can immed go to 0.5mg and then 5-7 days later stop. The longer you have been on it the more fastidious the taper. From what you say I think you can taper quickly, but always discuss with treating physician ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1 mg good for helping me sleep?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1 mg good for helping me sleep?

That depends.: I am assuming it was prescribed for you, and the person to ask is the prescribing physician/clinician. Alprazolam is rapidly absorbed and can help sleep, but is relatively short acting (3-4 hours) and can result in 'rebound' where people awaken after the drug wears off. If you are not used to benzos, 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) is a high dose - starting doses are 0.25- 0.5 mg. If not prescribed, don't take it ...Read more

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My recommended dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is 1 mg per day, but i usually take 1.5 or 2. Can there be any side effects?

My recommended dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is 1 mg per day, but i usually take 1.5 or 2. Can there be any side effects?

Increase side effect: Increased side effects, like drowsiness, nervousness and heart problems. Remember xanax (alprazolam) is habit forming. It is always recommended that you use your medications as directed with your doctor. If the recommended dose is not resolving your problems then see your doctor for re-evaluation and adjustment of your therapy. Stay safe. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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