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Doctor insights on: Xanax Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Not a good idea: While Xanax (alprazolam) could help with some symptoms, it is never used this way in a medical setting. Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and one of the most addictive benzodiazipines. It itself has the highest risk of seizures if withdrawaling from it. Since not doctor who is familar with treating alcohol withdrawal would use it, i suspect you are trying to withdrawal yourself. Don't do it find a qualified physician. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms of lorazpam withdraw?

Symptoms of lorazpam withdraw?

Lorazepam withdrawal: If stopped abruptly, or rapidly lowered dose, symptoms will include anxiety plus physical symptoms such as headaches, tension, depression, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, irritability, sweating, dizziness, numbness/tingling, sensitivity to light/sound/smell, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, palpitations, loss of appetite, hallucinations, seizures, tremors & short-term memory loss. ...Read more

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Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are withdrawal symptoms for taking xanax (alprazolam)? Emotional symptoms?

What are withdrawal symptoms for taking xanax (alprazolam)? Emotional symptoms?

Increased anxiety.: It can actually cause anxiety, sweating, nervousness, tachycardia, just overall not feeling well. Depending on the dose and how long youve been taking it you can even have withdrawal seizures and yes you can have emotional symptoms including irritability and agitation. Dont stop it on your own, do it under the supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures during alcohol withdrawal?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures during alcohol withdrawal?

Quite possibly...: Welbutrin lowers the seizure threshold, so does alcohol withdrawal. So doing both at the same time will increase the risk of having a seizure. Please consult your medical provider. ...Read more

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Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Alcoholism: Although Xanax (alprazolam) has been prescribed to prevent seizures, Alcohol withdrawal should be managed by a physician. If there is concern for withdrawal seizures then there is concern for alcoholism and its many complications and it is in your best interest to discuss your concerned with your family physician. ...Read more

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What are symptoms/duration of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

See Below: There are two phases to benzodiazepine withdrawal: 1.Acute phase - lasting 7 days to 90 days 2.Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) – lasting up to 2 years The length of time to get completely free of the benzodiazepines varies according to the benzodiazepine that the patient was taking. A short acting drug like Xanax (alprazolam) has a short acute withdrawal phase, usually lasting around 7 days. A long acting benzodiazepine like Klonopin can have acute withdrawal symptoms that last 90 days. The Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) is usually mild and essentially consists of a slight increase in anxiety and insomnia. Patients find themselves worrying more than they need to, but over time this goes away. The symptoms can usually be helped with a combination of counseling, support, and sometimes non-addictive medicines. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on benzodiazepines cause withdrawal symptoms afterward?

Can overdosing on benzodiazepines cause withdrawal symptoms afterward?

Unlikely: If is truly an overdose, then withrawal symptoms are unlikely. However, if you take the benzodiazepine regularly. there will be a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Lunesta (eszopiclone) withdrawal symptoms?

Lunesta (eszopiclone) withdrawal symptoms?

Rare: In clinical trials, patients that stopped Lunesta (eszopiclone) typically did not have noticeable withdrawal symptoms, but anything is possible. Sometimes if you have gotten used to taking a sleep medication at night and you try to stop it, your body can have a little more difficulty in falling asleep without the help of the medication. You can try cutting the dose more slowly. ...Read more

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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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Will kava kava relieve the withdrawal symptoms of xanax (alprazolam)?

Kava kava Xanax (alprazolam): No. No natural nutrient can replace such a powerful med. There are very good meds to use against withdrawal from any benzodiazepine. For any addictive chemical, there is a safe strategy to resolve the addiction. ...Read more

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How long do Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal symptoms last?

Depends: Withdrawal symptoms indicate that physical dependence has developed. If tapered and stopped responsibly, there are no withdrawal symptoms -- usually another drug is substituted to withdraw from. If it is precipitous, withdrawal symptoms can last from about 7 to 14 days. But symptoms that alprazolam was treating can re-emerge. If addicted, cravings and a prolonged withdrawal syndrome may develop ...Read more

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Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it! ...Read more

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Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Symptoms of drug addiction withdrawels obvious?

Yes: Without proper detox symptoms can be prolonged and dangerous. ...Read more

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Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Can oxycodone withdrawal cause seizures?

Drug withdrawal : Yes, withdrawal from any narcotic drug can cause seizure. Many factors are at play. Consult addiction psychiatrist. They know how to do it safely or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

No: Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines. Effexor (venlafaxine) should be weaned off and you should be fine once the drug is out of your system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does antipsychotic withdrawal cause anxiety?

Does antipsychotic withdrawal cause anxiety?

Possible: While most people stop their medications without problems or side effects, sometimes withdrawal effects can occur if the medication is stopped too abruptly. Anxiety is one of the possible symptoms you could develop if you have a withdrawal syndrome. The best way to avoid this is to work with your physician and taper the medication over time ...Read more

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How much time can alcohol and Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal last?

Withdrawls: Depends on the amount you imbibe with generosity of added Xanax (alprazolam). I don't want to scare you, but these withdrawals are very serious with 15 per cent mortality rate. Takes about 72 to 96 hours after your last drink to get whooping. All kind of visuals, green people, snakes, shadow boxing and then high incidence of Seizures Xanax (alprazolam), the evil mother will start earlier Don't do it at home. Hospit ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


Dr. Philip Gilly
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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (Definition)

A set of symptoms seen when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods of excessive alcohol intake. It is due to the central nervous system being ...Read more