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Xanax Maoi Inhibitor
Med stronger than Xanax (alprazolam) for panic? High tolerance, 8mg doesn't phase me. Strongest med for mdd? Been thru all, ssri & maoi. Ect failed, 33 treatments.
You may want to get evaluated for tms or vns after ruling out other medical or drug induced condition
sorry to hear you are in such suffering. ...Read more
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
What is the period of time between taking Rizatriptan and Sumatriptan and any MAOI inhibitors please?
Pharmacist: I am leery of taking any of those medications until you have been off MAO inhibitors for at least a week. The best authority to answer this question, however, is your pharmacist who has access to more information about these medications and interactions. ...Read more
Rxd topamax, xanax, abilify (aripiprazole). Topa induces 3a4. I love white grapefruit juice, which inhibits 3a4. Is this an unsafe combo esp with the topamax.?
Confusing: Topomax is a weak inducer of cyp 3a4, and maybe c19. Your biggest issue here is the grapefruit juice, which inhibits 3a4 quite significantly. This could increase the effects of both xanax and abilify (aripiprazole). Either you need to stop the grapefruit juice or drink it at a constant level. Please inform your prescribing psychiatrist about this. ...Read more
Been on same Xanax (alprazolam) dose for 4yrs due to severe anxiety/panic (1mg as needed, 30/month rx)- saved my life. Why r drs so averse 2 prescribing it now?
Prevention: Most doctors would want to help prevent panic attacks -- rather than wait for them to happen, and then treat sporadically with xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) is meant to be temporary, can be habit-forming, and is not preventative for panic. Other medications, such as ssri's, etc, are preventive; it's also important to work on the anxiety in psychotherapy. ...Read more
I'm on xanax-pnc atks-4 a wk now & have adhd. Since takin it I've been very productive. Bc Xanax (alprazolam) is sht-term, r thr meds aval that have same results?
Yes!: Panic attacks plus adhd are not an unusual combination. You may consider trying anti anxiety medications for the long term management of anxiety, like those from prozac's family. Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and may diminish the effect of stimulants. In general, treating both conditions at the same time leads to excellent results. Treating only one and not the other, will never feel good enough. ...Read more
Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction, dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression. ...Read more
Report it: Report it to the police and your doctor that prescribed the medication. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): 1 mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
Memory problems: I would consider going to the emergency department to sort out what is going on. That is a very high dose. I hope you were not intending to harm yourself! I would consider having an ambulance transport you to the emergency department to sort out what is going on with you at this time. Stay safe! ...Read more
Daily? Each dose?: I'd advise you discuss this w/ the doctor and follow directions. But any more than needed is too much. Don't exceed 2mg per dose except w/ close medical advice and limit to 10mg/day unless directed for a time-limited, specific reason. It can kill you or make you very ill - drowsey, confused, uncoordinated are signs of too much. Be very careful! ...Read more
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
SSRIs increase serotonin by inhibiting the re uptake of serotonin into the neurons. MAOIs increase serotonin by preventing the serotonin from being metabolized/destroyed. TCAs also inhibit the re uptake of serotonin but most also inhibit the re uptake of norepinephrine as well.
They each have different side effects which can affect your ability to tolerate taking them. ...Read more
It acts more quickly: Xanax (alprazolam) is a shorter acting benzodiazepine compared to klonopin. However, it acts more quickly because it crosses the blood brain barrier more quickly and binds with GABA receptors in your nerve cells which dampen activity and create the sense of overall relaxation and calmness. These effects are of short duration. ...Read more