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My dr has me on low dose methotrexate, tramadol, Wellbutrin xr, buspar, (buspirone) Xanax and ambien. Are all these drugs safe together?

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

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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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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?

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 more

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What is the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and ambien?

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

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Please help me! accidentally took Xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien at same time!?

Please help me! accidentally took Xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien at same time!?

SHOULD BE OK: Should be fine. May be extra sleepy. Would not be an overdose. Be more cautious with medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take Ambien Xanax (alprazolam) remeron and hydroxozine at the same time?

Would not advise it: These are all sedating drugs, and may work in either an additive or synergistic way. Even if only additive, the accumulated effect may be excessive sleepiness, which could be dangerous if alertness is required - like driving or operating machinery, or even taking care of children and crossing a street. If synergistic, the effects could be dangerous and include respiratory depression. Talk to md. ...Read more

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Will Xanax (alprazolam) and Ambien help me sleep if i drank a lot of coffee?

Xanax (alprazolam): Only if ok with your prescribing doctor, since he knows the dosages of your medications. ...Read more

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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?

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?

IBS/anxiety d/o: You need to discuss this with the GI doctor seeing you. Both of these medications have potential for addiction and should not be taken without a clear indication. If they treat your anxiety effectively they are not likely to be responsible for abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I have anxiety , adderall, Xanax , Buspar (buspirone) , ambien, what to do?

I have anxiety , adderall, Xanax , Buspar (buspirone) , ambien, what to do?

Multiple meds: It sounds like someone is trying to help you with your anxiety -- since you have many prescribed medications. I suggest working with that physician. And if you have not yet seen a psychiatrist, please do. Psychotherapies can also be helpful with anxiety. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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


Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more