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Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes suggest to my patients: when your dose is pretty low, gently drag you pill across an emery board before you take it. One time the first day, two times the next, etc. That way you're very gradually cutting the dose down. Good luck and stick with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Klonopin/Trazodone: Depends on the dose, since both have sedating effect. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more
No: The safety of any medication depends on its use or misuse. When taken as prescribed, for the treatment of a condition for which the medication is indicated for or deemed so by your doctor and closely monitored, the safety of any medication is improved. ...Read more
Can Be Serious: It depends on the length of time the person took tranxene (clorazepate) and the daily dose. If a person takes tranxene (clorazepate) everyday for at least month, he or she may have mild to moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms, again depending on the daily dose. The symptoms would be anxiety, irritability, tremors, insomnia and even withdrawal seizures. It is important to discuss slowly tapering off with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Klonopin (clonazepam) addiction: Good question. For vulnerable people, the pleasurable sensations that make addictive drugs disastrously attractive occur when Dopamine levels in the brain’s reward area surge abruptly. Usually there are neurons in the brain that inhibit this result, by downregulating dopamine-producing neurons. Benzos like Klonopin (clonazepam) inhibit these "inhibitory" neurons -- taking the brakes off the Dopamine surge. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benzodiazepines: The medications that you have listed are benzodiazepines and used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and are sedatives. These medications vary in the onset of action, side effects and all can be habit forming. The best medication is the one that best fits the patients clinical problem. ...Read more
Ativan + Hydroxyzine: Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan •Tolerance •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety and tension •Reasons to add Hydroxyzine See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Relaxation •Music Relaxation •Meditation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr has me on low dose methotrexate, tramadol, Wellbutrin xr, buspar, (buspirone) Xanax and ambien. Are all these drugs safe together?
Comments: I would not be surprised to encounter drug-drug interactions here, which could enhance adverse effects, and even compromise intended efficacy. Not having a clue as to why you take any of these, I cannot advise further, but think you would do well to have an extensive discussion with your doctor about all of this. ...Read more
Im in menopause, take lamictal &wake up at 4, can't get back to sleep. I've practiced sleep hygiene, natural remedies &xanax. Would Ambien (zolpidem) work?
Bioidentical hormone: Menopause symptoms are caused by Estradiol and Progesterone deficiency. The best and most natural way to treat menopausal symptoms is by replacing those actual hormones. Bioidentical Estradiol and Progesterone are identical in molecular structure to hormones the body (the ovaries) used to produce before menopause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Class of drug: Xanax or Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine that affects your gaba receptors targeting anxiety. It has a risk of addiction. Ambien or zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic that is indicated for sleep. The risk of addiction is present, but much smaller than xanax/alprazolam. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Only if ok with your prescribing doctor, since he knows the dosages of your medications. ...Read more
Can Xanax (alprazolam) or ambien cause your optic nerves to swell up. Got a spinal tap they said there was no pressure that could cause them to swell.
No: This would exceptionally unlikely as a cause. ...Read more
I suffer from anxiety related IBS with diarrhoea, could Xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien be making it worse as when i take them the anxiety goes away butmybellyissore?
Xanax (alprazolam) and ambien: If you go by textbookks and fda, it is a risky mixture because both medications can cause a negative additive effect in sedation.It is for this reason that medical judgement that includes your genetic metabolism, the dosage, illnesses such as asthma, concurrent medications such as pain killer will decide if the combination will help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Under supervision: Highly recommended that you taper under a doctor's/provider's supervision. Not only can there by uncomfortable withdrawals, medications like Xanax/alprazolam can result in life-threatening withdrawal seizures if an appropriate/safe tapering does not take place. What does of Xanax, how often taking? High dose/daily use may require inpatient detoxification. ...Read more
After 3yrs of xanax, (alprazolam) roxi, oxy, ambien.I choose to stop bc of dependence.It's been 6mths and i can't stand my pain. How do I ask for help w/ new paindr ?
Use NAMI Website: www.nami.org, is a helpful patient-consumer oriented website. They have both a call-line, as well as a directory of all nami chapters in cities all across the us. Whenever a loved one or friend needs such help, best idea is to actually attend a nami meeting in your city, and ask others, "who is a good doctor in our area?". ...Read more
Only if prescribed: Oxycodonw combined with xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien can result in fatal respiratory depression. They should only be used in combination if prescribed by the same physician. Too often patients are seeing several doctors who may be unaware of what each other is prescribing leading to potentially dangerous combinations. ...Read more
Does ambien or Xanax (alprazolam) cause any type if autoimmune disease? My blood was borderline evlavated
Woke up in night with reflux from my meds awful burning and chemical fumes smell and vapor feeling the pain is terrible Xanax (alprazolam) and gabapentine & ambien?
Hardly slept at a for more than a week. Tried, valerian root, melatonin, kava, motrinpm, ambien, and xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) helped two nights but does not work now.Also tried relaxation techniques suggested.Help?
Please see doctor: If you're not sleeping for over a week, there are multiple possible causes including bipolar hypomania or mania, intoxication with stimulants, withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs, etc. You need to see a physician -- preferably a psychiatrist -- in person for an evaluation to see what's going on and to get the right kind of help. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I just found out I was pregnant and have been taking 0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 10mg ambien once daily can it cause cleft palate?
Genes and Folate (folic acid) 1st: Xanax (alprazolam) is category D and can cause skeletal abnormalities. Ambient is category C so effects are unknown. In animals in high doses it causes fetal death rather than anatomic changes. Taking any meds during pregnancy needs to be discussed with your health care provider. Cleft palate is associated with genetics and folate deficiency. A plastic surgeon can correct a cleft lip early in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother is taking seroquel...ambien and xanax (alprazolam). 200mg seroquel and 120 pills of 1mg xanax (alprazolam) not sure of the dosage of ambien. Is this okay?
Too many sedatives: Without knowing the exact regimen my best comment is to note that care must be taken when using multiple medications with sedative effects. I assume the Ambien is for sleep and the Xanax (alprazolam) is for anxiety. I would argue both are short-term interventions and she will be best served if alternative approaches are explored. The only thing I can say with certainty is that she should NOT drink alcohol! ...Read more