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Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) before a barium swallow? How common is it to have an allergic reaction to the barium contrast?

Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) before a barium swallow? How common is it to have an allergic reaction to the barium contrast?

Allergic Rxn: I wouldn't recommend the xanax (alprazolam) beforehand. Ask your doctor about this, though. Reactions to barium are extremely uncommon. Nothing to worry about. ...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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How to know if you had an allergic reaction to anxiety meds. Through iv? Xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, and morphine for chest? Arms feel heavy? I went to ER 4 times.

How to know if you had an allergic reaction to anxiety meds. Through iv? Xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, and morphine for chest? Arms feel heavy? I went to ER 4 times.

3: 3 CNS depressants that provoke dependency, tolerance, and can cause death for respiratory depression when combined unwisely or at a certain dose. Your question is referred to heaviness in arms and allergic reactions, signs of which I don t see in your description, possibly missing the real point. Ask your dr and report your symptoms, you might need some meds adjustment or change; maybe detox. ...Read more

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I recently have been prescribed xanax. I took 1 pill. 25 at 11am. Is it safe to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now at 10:04pm?? My allergies are bugging me.

I recently have been prescribed xanax. I took 1 pill. 25 at 11am. Is it safe to take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now at 10:04pm?? My allergies are bugging me.

Yes: It is almost 12hrs since you last xanax dose. The effect of xanax is usually much shorter than 12hrs, so it is safe to take benadryl (diphenhydramine). You may want to consider non-sedating antihistamine, like zyrtec, claritin, or allegra, which are generally safe to use with anti-anxiety medications. ...Read more

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If I drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

If I drink 1 pint of 80 proof alcohol and take 100 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) together, would that cause a bad reaction?

To answer your: Question - if you have done this please call 911 for transport to your nearest emergency room (now). ...Read more

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Is there any adverse reaction in taking concor and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

No: Concor is bispropolol, a beta-blocker used for high blood pressure & angina (chest pain). Fatigue & depression are known side effects (generally) of this class of medications. Xanax is alprazolam, a sedative/hypnotic anxiolytic used for severe anxiety. It is often abused & easily addicted. There are no reported contra-indications to mixing the two. ...Read more

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Why do I feel more alert after. 5mg Xanax (alprazolam) but sleepy after taking nuvigil 250 mg? Why do I have paradoxical reaction?

Not unusual: ADHD people typically have paradoxical reaction to stimulants. Furthermore mild amts of sedatives (xanax (alprazolam) or alcohol) inhibit inhibitor parts of the brain and cause excitation. ...Read more

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My son was in the ER last night for a reaction to his Adderall after they give him Xanax (alprazolam) about 1130 last night he is seen things?

My son was in the ER last night for a reaction to his Adderall after they give him Xanax (alprazolam) about 1130 last night he is seen things?

Ur 7 y/o son: Is very young 2 take 3 powerful psychotropic medications: xanax, (alprazolam) Adderall & trazodone. Hallucinations may happen in a child whose brain is in development when taking 2 many psych meds. Ur son's psych meds regimen needs 2 b reviewed. Get an other child psychiatrist if his current doc is not doing it. B proactive for ur son 2 b helped the right way. Best wishes 2 u & ur son. ...Read more

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After just one night of useing xanax, (alprazolam) antihistamines or melatonin to induce sleep, I am awake the entire night! Never used to have this reaction. Why?

After just one night of useing xanax, (alprazolam) antihistamines or melatonin to induce sleep, I am awake the entire night! Never used to have this reaction. Why?

Not the right combo: Each of these meds can help sleep or agitate. Combining them all on the first night? Melatonin is mostly benign but when used with vitamin b6 (think 5 hour energy) agitation can result. Some brands still include b6. Antihistamines are known to produce agitation in susceptible people. They learn who they are. Xanax (alprazolam) has a rapid onset but the rapid stop can agitate and cause reuse (think addiction). ...Read more

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What symptoms does xanax (alprazolam) treat?

Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety. But it only works on anxiety for a short period of time: once the medication wears off, the anxiety can return. Therefore, the best cases to use Xanax (alprazolam) is for situations that are infrequent and time-limited, such as going to the dentist or flying. There is a risk of becoming addicted to Xanax (alprazolam) if used too regularly. ...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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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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What are some minor withdrawal symptoms from xanax (alprazolam)?

What are some minor withdrawal symptoms from xanax (alprazolam)?

Anxiety: But more serious symptoms may occur:
http://anxiety.Emedtv. Com/xanax/xanax-withdrawal-symptoms. Html. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the withdrawal symptoms of xanax (alprazolam)?

Can anyone tell me the withdrawal symptoms of xanax (alprazolam)?

Potentially lethal: Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
heart palpitations
hallucinations
memory loss
dizziness
personality changes
panic attacks
seizures

http://anxiety.Emedtv. Com/xanax/xanax-withdrawal-symptoms. Html. ...Read more

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.25mg Xanax once per day for 2 months. Can I get withdrawal symptoms from stopping?

Yes: 2 months from even a short acting drug like Xanax will make your body somewhat dependent on it. And it won’t be able differentiate real withdrawal vs worry. Discuss this with your HCP and set up, a realistic weaning process to stop use safely and without the stress. ...Read more

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What is the best method to discontinue long term alprazolam (xanax) use without withdrawal symptoms?

Xanax (alprazolam): Slow gradual tapering with the help of your prescribing doctor, since he/she knows how long u have been on xanax (alprazolam) & what the dosage is. ...Read more

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How often do you see paradoxical reactions to Valium and xanax (alprazolam)? Is it often or infrequent

How often do you see paradoxical reactions to Valium and xanax (alprazolam)? Is it often or infrequent

Not very common: A paradoxical reaction to a med is one that causes the opposite of usual expected effect. In a benzodiazepine it would be anxiety, insomnia, over-stimulation or agitation. If this occurs, one would suspect an unidentified underlying problem as associative cause (such as bipolar disorder, thyroid disease, drug abuse). In any case, discontinuation would be indicated & a search for other causes made. ...Read more

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Will Xanax (alprazolam) help with morphine withdraw symptoms? I've read that benzos can help. I have script for xanax (alprazolam). Could I take 1/day?

Will Xanax (alprazolam) help with morphine withdraw symptoms? I've read that benzos can help. I have script for xanax (alprazolam). Could I take 1/day?

Yes it can.: Benzodiazepines such as xanax (alprazolam) can help curb symptoms of opiate withdrawal. It is not wise to take them regularly, as then you will be replacing the opiate with the xanax (alprazolam). They can be very addicting as well. Be careful when you take them and try to spread them out infrequently if at all possible. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawn.? Thanks

Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Increased anxiety with panic attacks; extreme nervousness; insomnia; moodiness; tremors; hallucinations; nightmares; nausea & vomiting; seizures. Xanax (alprazolam) & other benzo-diazepines should never be stopped abruptly; they should be tapered off very gradually (weeks to months in some cases). Often pt on xanax (alprazolam) is given benzo easier to withdraw. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be on Xanax (alprazolam) to have withdrawl symptoms?

Difficult answer: Xanax, or generic name alprazolam, is used for the treatment of generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. It comes in 0.25, 0.5, 1, and 2mg strengths. Maximum recommended dosage is 8 mg a day. Or 2mg 4 times daily. Some people use this drug intermittently, at relatively low dosages, to deal with especially stressful situations, some take it daily at higher dosages. Depends on you and dose. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential that I could be allergic to Xanax (alprazolam) after I've taken it?

Depends on allergy: What most people think is allergy is really another form of an adverse drug reaction - a side effect of the drug. Most of these are self-limited, and you should talk to the provider who prescribed it or your pharmacist. If it is truly allergy - hives, itching, trouble breathing, swollen tongue etc. - see your doctor or go to urgent care immediately. If it's not prescribed, don't take it. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to motrin, can I take xanax (alprazolam)?

If prescribed: Motrin and xanax (alprazolam) are very different medications, and allergy to one does not affect the other. If the xanax (alprazolam) was prescribed for you, you can take it. ...Read more

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How much Xanax (alprazolam) is needed to control anxiety symptoms?

Not enough: Problem with xanax (alprazolam) (and many similar anxiety drugs) is that it wears off. Another problem is that some doctors don't worry enough about this "short"-coming when they prescribe xanax (alprazolam). If you are not controlling anxiety with current dose, going higher adds to the risk that you are going to have even worse anxiety, as the xanax (alprazolam) wears off. This is a bad vicious cycle that you don't want to get into. ...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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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 you've been taking it you can even have withdrawal seizures and yes you can have emotional symptoms including irritability and agitation. Don't stop it on your own, do it under the supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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If I take. 5 mg of Xanax for 10 days straight will I have withdrawal symptoms?

Probably not: I rarely recommend taking Xanax daily for any period of time. It is meant to be used only as needed. However, dependence and withdrawal symptoms typically do not occur until after about 1 month of regular use. Some people are more sensitive, though, and will have increased anxiety after discontinuing even a 2 week course of Xanax. ...Read more

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After a very fast Xanax (alprazolam) taper will the w/d symptoms go away? Also not addicted 1mg 2xday 9 mo I think took ss perscribed did not abuse

Be careful: Regardless of how addiction-prone you may or may not be, a fast tapering of xanax (alprazolam) or other benzodiazepine drugs could increase your risk of seizures. Be sure you're tapering under the supervision of a health care provider. ...Read more

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How to taper off 10 days of 0.25mg xanax (alprazolam).Taking ½ of 0.25 for 6 days but getting withdrawal symptoms. Should I go up to ¾ of 0.25 mg first. How long?

How to stop xanax (alprazolam): The withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam) is difficult and can take weeks. You can either convert to a long acting benzo or substitute xanax (alprazolam) with an antiseizure medication (phenobarbital), which is then slowly tapered. This is an old method, probably the best, but must be done under medical supervision. Xanax (alprazolam) has a short action that makes it very difficult to taper. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the symptoms where a person should be given medication for adult attention hyperactive disorder instead of taking a high dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Please explain what are the symptoms where a person should be given medication for adult attention hyperactive disorder instead of taking a high dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Actually a formal: Psychiatric evaluation will help to determine if the person has some form of an anxiety disorder or (and) if there is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. When both diagnoses are present, the prescriber needs to carefully determine which medication (s) are indicated ; it what order. ...Read more

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How is it impossible to have Xanax (alprazolam) w/d after taking for 2 wks, if feel severe symptoms that I never ever had before I took it, after quitting?

Talk to doctor: Your question is an important one, and can't be answered clearly in this kind of forum, with only a little information. You need to discuss this concerns with your treating physician, who knows your history, and can answer your specific questions. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more