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Xanax Allergic Reaction Symptoms
Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) before a barium swallow? How common is it to have an allergic reaction to the barium contrast?
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
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
I take. 50mg Xanax (alprazolam)/10mg Claritin daily for anxiety & allergies. Took Xanax (alprazolam) but dunno if I took Claritin. Feel miserable-Ok to take another Claritin?
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
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
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
Why do I feel more alert after. 5mg Xanax (alprazolam) but sleepy after taking nuvigil 250 mg? Why do I have paradoxical reaction?
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
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
Topamax = 3a4 inducer. Augments gaba. Xanax & Abilify (aripiprazole) are substrates. Potential reaction? Wondering about topa + seroquel, too. Titrating from sero.
Combo: No significant adverse interaction other than sedation, as long as doses are therapeutic & monitored. ...Read more
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
There are two phases to benzodiazepine withdrawal:
1.Acute phase - lasting 7 days to 90 days
2.Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) â€“ 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
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
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
Took 30. 25mg Xanax as prescribed over last 45 days. Only one on days I took it. Could I get withdrawal symptoms?
Can taking Xanax (alprazolam) for 2 weeks and then stopping cause withdrawal symptoms? Didn't take every day made 12. 5 mg last 2 weeks
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
I've taken 0.25 mg daily dose of xanax (alprazolam) for a week. Did this dose make me addicted, and should I expect any "withdrawal" symptoms now that I quit?
No...: It will not. Rest assured..Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best anxiety medication? My only symptoms are sob. I have stressed anxiety. Currently on. 25 of Xanax (alprazolam) twice a day and isn't doing enough
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
Xanax (alprazolam): Although rare, skin rash is an indicator. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Yes, if you taper very slowly.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
I'm taking half of. 25 Xanax (alprazolam) at Night today I woke up with uti syntoms can I take cystex if I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam)?
Together is ok: These medicines can be safely taken together ...Read more
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
.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) before going to bed for aprox 2 months. Tappered down to. 25. Feeling nauseous in the morning as anxious. Could be withdrawal symptoms?
Possibly: Yes this is possible. How many days have you tried the lower dose. Give it at least a week at the lower dose. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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