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My md has switched me from 0.5 klonapin to 0.5 Xanax (alprazolam) ER for treatment of fibromyalgia. He said they can be interchanged but I have been feeling skaky?

My md has switched me from 0.5 klonapin to 0.5 Xanax (alprazolam) ER for treatment of fibromyalgia. He said they can be interchanged but I have been feeling skaky?

Usual: It's not uncommon to feel new side effects when changing meds. I would talk about your symptoms with your doctor to see if another option is available. And learn about the side effects/ concerning symptoms of xanax (alprazolam). Knowledge is power! ...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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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

Xanax (alprazolam): An intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it is used more often for panic disorder. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

Xanax: It is prescribed to treat Anxiety/ panic disorder. I try to avoid prescribing this class of medications as it can lead to development of tolerance. ...Read more

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What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

What is half of a 0.5 milligram xanax (alprazolam)?

0.25 mg: 0.5 mg/2 = 0.25 mg;

0.25 mg+.0.25 mg = 0.5 mg ...Read more

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What would happen if a person took Xanax (alprazolam) and mrtrazipine?

Xanax/Remeron: Depending on the dose of each, excess sedation, confusion & disorientation can occur. ...Read more

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Side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Go to:: Http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-9824-xanax+oral. Aspx? Drugid=9824&drugname=xanax+oral&source=1.

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil safe?

Depends on dose: Xanax (alprazolam) and nyquil are sedating. Some folks are more sensitive than others. Dosing is also important. Mixing sedating medications can be difficult because they can have more than additive effects. Be careful. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause blackouts?

Yes: When combined with alcohol and other sedatives, you are more likely to blackout if taking alprazolam (Xanax). On its own, Xanax can cause presyncope, dizziness, confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, hallucinations, chest fluttering, drowsiness, etc. See your physician immediately if you blacked out. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684001.html ...Read more

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Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

Is klonipin safer than xanax (alprazolam)?

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

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Can you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol?

Not a good idea: Both alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) are depressant medications, and the combination is often more powerful than either one in isolation. This can lead to confusion, disorientation, and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing. Definitely avoid! ...Read more

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Can one get addicted to xanax (alprazolam)?

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Xanax (alprazolam): Possible if increase dose to get more sedation, without supervision by your md. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with suboxone?

Please don't: There are potential major interactions between these two medications. ...Read more

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Why does Xanax (alprazolam) make you hungry?

Why does Xanax (alprazolam) make you hungry?

Mechanism not known: It is known that said next causes weight gain more in people who take it for panic anxiety than for those who take it for anxiety in general. However, as is often the case for various medications, it is not known exactly how the medication stimulates weight gain. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) is shorter-acting benzo. More potent for panic attacks than valium. Both are addicting & tolerance develops with continued use. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) aggravate gallbladder?

Possibly: Please remember that these are the only reports to the fda regarding gallbladder disorders while people were taking xanax (alprazolam) and that millions of people have used xanax (alprazolam) and the percentage below is only the percentage of those people who reported any problems. On oct, 7, 2013: 50, 297 people reported to have side effects when taking xanax (alprazolam). Among them, 287 people (0.57%) have gallbladder disorder. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take. 25mg Xanax and 5 mg Ambien?

No!: Do not take this two together. They are the same type of medication and you can become overly sedated, or worse, by mixing them. ...Read more

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Can I mix L. Theanine and xanax (alprazolam)?

Green tea: Theanine such as found in green tea and other foods is fine. Just lose the Xanax (alprazolam) with the help of a medical professional. ...Read more

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Can bozos make you Xanax (alprazolam) ativan?

Xanax (alprazolam): I do not understand your question, but yes, both are benzos. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with propranolol?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with propranolol?

Yes, but why?: Babyshiela1991--based on your previous question, these meds are not helping you and so why take them? I suggest that you reconsult your doc and really talk about how you feel. You may want to talk to a psychiatrist. There are better treatment for anxiety/panic attacks than xanax (alprazolam) and propranolol. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) every day?

Please take your: Medication as directed by your doc. Xanax (alprazolam) is addictive. Learn other ways to manage your stress. A clinical psychologist can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does tranzene compare to xanax (alprazolam)?

How does tranzene compare to xanax (alprazolam)?

Similar: They are both in the same class of medicines for anxiety, and are similar. Xanax (alprazolam) is more potent, and is used more frequently treat panic disorder. Both are effective for general anxiety. Some patients find tranxene more sedating.
Discuss this with your treating physician for a more specific answer in your particular case. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

What are the side effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): Mainly sedation, lightheadedness, imbalance, dependency if continued regular use. ...Read more

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Can I take both clonopin and xanax (alprazolam)?

Why?: I am not sure why you would need to take two different benzodiazapines at the same time. Both have potential to build tolerance. I would not prescribe both at the same time to a patient, however different providers select different options. Please discuss this fully with your prescribing provider. Take care. ...Read more

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What amount wine & Xanax (alprazolam) is lethal?

Variable: Alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) affect the same receptors in the brain and both cause sedation. Sedate someone too much and they will stop breathing. The level of sedation depends on many factors - the patient's age, tolerance to alcohol / benzos, metabolism, etc... Wine and Xanax (alprazolam) should never be combined and there is no set 'lethal' dose. ...Read more

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Can you mix a thermogenic and xanax (alprazolam)?

Can you mix a thermogenic and xanax (alprazolam)?

NO!: Thermogenics (substances that increase heat production in body; marketed for weight loss) are very dangerous. By activating tge sympathetic nervous system, thermogenics can cause insomnia, nervousness, tremors, increased blood pressure, irregular heart rates and, more seriously, strokes, heart attacks and death. They make anxiety much worse! Thermogenics do not promote long term weigt loss either! ...Read more

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Why does alprazolam (xanax) give me crazy dreams?

Why does alprazolam (xanax) give me crazy dreams?

Xanax (alprazolam) dreams: Xanax (alprazolam) as an anti-anxiety, favorizes sleep. It is not a "hypnotic", made to induce sleep directly. "crazy dreams" is not a regular side-effects of xanax, (alprazolam) but usually good dreams occurs in deep sleep while nightmares happen in superficial inefficient and non recuperative sleep [to be short]. Not to rely on Xanax (alprazolam) to sleep. It belongs to benzodiazepine class not for more than 3 months use. Careful! ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

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


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