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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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I have agorophobia, autism and OCD Previously was anorexic for 6-years.my question is witch is better for me xanax or a ssri???

I have agorophobia, autism and OCD Previously was anorexic for 6-years.my question is witch is better for me xanax or a ssri???

Agoraphobia: 19 M: I have agorophobia, autism and OCD Previously was anorexic for 6-years.my question is witch is better for me xanax or a ssri??? ANS: without knowing you better not possible to even guess. Discuss with your medical team. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) a narcotic?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) a narcotic?

No: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders. It is classified as a controlled substance by the feds. ...Read more

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How do xanax help in social anxiety?

How do xanax help in social anxiety?

Social Anxiety: is treatable by a mental health professional and can resolve. It is likely to continue w/out treatment or lifestyle changes. Social anxiety is often linked to a fear of being embarrassed in public. Surrender to that possibility which exists for us all and things can improve. Clinical hypnosis can help. (See www.asch.net) Medication helps to calm people. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I take xanax and tamiflu safely?

Yes, there is no: interaction between the drugs. Follow the directions on your prescriptions. ...Read more

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Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Not a good idea: Xanax (alprazolam) interferes with the metabolism of steroids including Medrol and may cause a substantial change in blood level of medrol. ...Read more

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Can a liver flush remove xanax/benzo toxins?

Can a liver flush remove xanax/benzo toxins?

Can't hurry it: "liver flushes" are of various kinds -- some are very restrictive and last longer than others. They may include fasting or completely liquid diets, along with colonic "cleansing." this is actually not needed to remove medications from your body, which has its own very effective detoxification processes. http://tinyurl.com/6ofkkzp what leaves liver arrives in urine, which is used in drug tests. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause liver problems?

Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause liver problems?

Unlikely. : But not impossible. Still, xanax (alprazolam) is much easier on the liver than alcohol is. Alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) share some similarities in their effects (disinhibition, anxiety reduction, withdrawal symptoms) but liver toxicity is not usually one of the similarities. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) good for alcohol rehab?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) good for alcohol rehab?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Alcohol: Nope. Absolutely not. Xanax (alprazolam) is well known in medicine and science as the pill equivalent to alcohol. One xanax (alprazolam) is like a full bottle of wine. All benzodiazepines should be avoided if one is getting or staying sober. ...Read more

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What do the yellow Xanax (alprazolam) bars do?

Xanax (alprazolam): It is a benzodiazepine for panic disorder, by prescription, with high potential for dependence, tolerance & withdrawal.
The bar is most likely the high dose 2mg. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) constrict your pupils?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) constrict your pupils?

probably not: I don't recall ever seeing any pupillary constriction in my patients on xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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How long does Xanax (alprazolam) stay in urine?

Regular or X-R: X-r has a little longer 1/2life, but either way Alprazolam is a very short acting drug. Depends on how much and how long you have been using and individual metabolism, but should be gone within 2-3 days. Important to taper as can cause seizures with abrupt cessation. ...Read more

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Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Both: Both of these medications are antianxiety medications. Which will be most effective for an individual depends on many factors. Consult your doctor about which might be best for you. ...Read more

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An Xanax (alprazolam) reduce quality of sleep ?

An Xanax (alprazolam) reduce quality of sleep ?

Yes: Because of short acting, there is withdrawal which could lead to early morning awakening. ...Read more

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Will my xanax (alprazolam) help with my nausea?

Will my xanax (alprazolam) help with my nausea?

Xanax (alprazolam) may help: if nausea is a result of stress, anxiety, fear. However, nausea may be a side effect of Xanax (alprazolam). There are many other possible causes of nausea. It is wise to identify the correct cause to determine specific relief. Anxiety management strategies are better in the long run than medication but sometimes medication is necessary to provide relief while learning these strategies. Best regard for relief. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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


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