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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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
MAO i's.: Quite effective especially for resistant depression, however, strict dietary & other restrictions apply.
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.
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): This is a proton pump inhibitor for treating gerd. It does not contain MAO inhibitor.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Report it: Report it to the police and your doctor that prescribed the medication.See 1 more doctor answer