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Xanax (alprazolam) and xl-3 drug interactions okay?

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Xanax (alprazolam) and xl-3 drug interactions okay?

Xanax (alprazolam): xl-3 cold & cough medicine added to Xanax (alprazolam) can cause more sedation. Please consult your doctor first. ...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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Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol. ...Read more

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What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then Klonopin (clonazepam) although it can stay in your system for a while. ...Read more

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Do valium, xanax, (alprazolam) or klonopin affect male fertility?

Do valium, xanax, (alprazolam) or klonopin affect male fertility?

No: Have not seen any reports of this. However, it does effect libido and erectile function, with low levels perhaps increasing those while higher levels (as with alcohol) reducing them. ...Read more

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How to deal with benzo withdrawal (xanax, klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan, valium, etc..)?

Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes suggest to my patients: when your dose is pretty low, gently drag you pill across an emery board before you take it. One time the first day, two times the next, etc. That way you're very gradually cutting the dose down. Good luck and stick with it. ...Read more

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Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

No, should be OK: These medications may be used together and should not cause any significant interactions. There is a slight chance of a small increase in the blood level of metoprolol caused by the lexapro, (escitalopram) but it is unlikely that this would be significant. ...Read more

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What are anti-anxiety drugs other than xanax (alprazolam)?

What are anti-anxiety drugs other than xanax (alprazolam)?

Antianxiety meds.: There are very many prescription medications including other benzodiazepines including ativan, klonopin, serax and tranxene; there is Buspar (buspirone) for gad; antidepressants treat anxiety including the ssris, snris, tcas and maois, certain antihistamines including hydroxyzine; beta blockers for social anxiety, antipsychotics for severe anxiety in some situations. There are nonprescription products also. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) different from valium?

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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 i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) for alcohol withdrawal?

Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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What is more addictive, Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan?

What is more addictive, Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan?

Both: Both medications can be addictive. Xanax (alprazolam) acts quickly which is why it is desired by most people. Ativan acts relatively quickly as well but not as immediate as xanax (alprazolam). Both medications can be addicting and should only be taken as needed or as advised by your physician. ...Read more

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Is cipralex addictive drug??

No: Not in the same sense as you would think of street drugs or some prescription pain medicines. However, it *is* possible to develop a kind of chemical dependence on it, such that suddenly stopping it might provoke symptoms of withdrawal or a relapse into depression. While not all professionals agree, one way of avoiding that that some take is a slow dose taper during drug discontinuation. ...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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Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Clonazepam .5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more

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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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Xanax (Definition)

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