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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.

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.

TRD: 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.

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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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Is it Safe to take nardil (phenelzine) a maoi inhibitor with levadopa?

Is it Safe to take nardil (phenelzine) a maoi inhibitor with levadopa?

Contraindicated: Never use this combination of drugs, because of high risk for dangerous interaction (e.g. acute hypertension and adjunctive effect of the medication). Hope it help.

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How effective are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for treating depression?

How effective are monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for treating depression?

MAO i's.: Quite effective especially for resistant depression, however, strict dietary & other restrictions apply.

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Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

No: Bupropion (wellbutrin) inhibits re-uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine into neurons (nerve and brain cells). It does not inhibit mao, so there are no dietary restrictions or common medication interactions, unlike the the maois.

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What is the period of time between taking Rizatriptan and Sumatriptan and any MAOI inhibitors please?

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.

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Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Does Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor?

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): This is a proton pump inhibitor for treating gerd. It does not contain MAO inhibitor.

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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.?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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How safe is xanax (alprazolam)?

Safely addictive: Xanax (alprazolam) is safe if one does not use heavy machinery or drive while on it. It doesn't interact with too many meds. However, if used chronically, it can worsen or cause very discomforting anxiety, tolerance and withdrawal when stopped.

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

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.

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) habit forming?

Xanax (alprazolam) and habit: Yes it can be habit forming. Be careful and discuss this with your doctor.

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What drug classification is xanax (alprazolam)?

What drug classification is xanax (alprazolam)?

Agree w Dr. Gilly: This is a benzodiazepine, which is a type of antianxiety medication.

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What is maximum sine dose of xanax (alprazolam)?

Maximum single dose: Of xanax (alprazolam) is whatever your physician prescribes. As a rule it would generally be the 2 mg tablet size, but clinical differences among individuals dictate some variability in this.

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What to do if someone stole my xanax (alprazolam)?

Report it: Report it to the police and your doctor that prescribed the medication.

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Xanax (Definition)

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


Maoi (Definition)

Maoi=monoamine oxidase inhibitor is an ...Read more