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Xanax Side Effects In Elderly
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
Alcohol: Excess sedation, confusion at high dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not sure of?: Are you asking are there interactions between the 2, or just what the SE's are of each. Lobelia is not meant to be taken orally, and can cause serious side effects, including convulsions and death. Lobeline, the main ingredient of lobelia, was touted as a smoking cessation aid, but was removed in 1993 by the FDA for lack of efficacy/safety data. Xanax (alprazolam) causes sedation, incoordination and dependency ...Read more
Sedation, and others: Sedation, confusion, lethargy, tiredness, yawning. Increased risk of dependence and addiction. If addicted to either, stopping use is difficult. Withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable. Nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping and aching pain, restlessness, insomnia, agitation, hallucinations and seizures. Very dangerous combination. ...Read more
Withdrawl: The issues of withdrawl are very prominant if you are taking these benzodiazepines for a long period. If you wish to stop I would recommend you discussing thsi with your phsyician and work on a gradula dose reduction plan. Do not stop aburptly! ...Read more
Sick, I hv taken Xanax (alprazolam) before cause of my anxiety. I just wondering how long it's side effects will gone?
Half life: The half life of the drug is 11-19 hours depending on which formulation you have, your age, and the condition of your liver. That means that it will take 50 to 100 hours to wear off. ...Read more
What happens if I use Xanax (alprazolam) to get high for fun sometimes but I don't abuse it am I gonna have side effects or its safe?
Using it to get high: Is the same as abusing it. It doesn't mean that you are addicted to it it does mean however that you have either obtained the drug illegally or you are using it against the directions given by your doctor, and quite possibly fraudulently. It is not advisable to use Alprazolam to get high off of. You simply don't know when you're going to pass out or black out. If you were to drive, you could get arrested for driving under the influence of a drug. You could take too much and potentially stop breathing. You could also find yourself in other potentially compromising situations. Just simply take my advice and don't do it. Your life is worth more than this. Get help if you need to. Best wishes. ...Read more
How long will lingering side effects last. After taking Xanax (alprazolam) I did a fast taper and want this b over next friday can not come soon enuf?
Depends: First of all you did a good thing by stopping xanax (alprazolam). Drugs like this shouldn't be taken on a regular basis except in certain circumstances. Benzodiazepines can cause dependence, tolerance and withdrawal, and can interfere with sleep quality. The length and severity of withdrawal depends on the amount of time you were taking the drug and the dose. Be patient you should eventually feel better. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): Side effects include sedation, dry mouth, nausea, headaches, lack of focusing, change in taste & smell senses, most of such effects are uncommon & dose-related. ...Read more
Depends on what you: Are taking it for. If you have occasional anxiety (like fear of flying) it will calm you down and make it easier to overcome your fears. Taken regularly for generalized anxiety disorder it can improve symptoms as well, but it is short-acting, and only lasts a few hours. There are other ways to treat anxiety including antidepressant meds and psychotherapy. It can produce physical dependency/abuse. ...Read more
It depends: On ur metabolism, i.e. The way ur body & brain absorb & eliminate xanax (alprazolam) & on other factors too. The best 4 u is 2 address all ur questions & concerns re: possible side-effects of daily xanax (alprazolam). 25mg, by talking directly 2 ur prescribing doc. Be safe and reassured the right way, that is, by a good communication & clear understanding of ur rx w/ur real life doctor. Hope this help! Best wishes 2 u! ...Read more
Very dangerous.: Both are controlled substances and should only be taken under the advice physician. Xanax (alprazolam) or Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine medication, is habit forming and can result in sign. Sedation. Lortab, an opioid, is habit-forming and can result in sign sedation. In larger doses both can cause difficulty breathing, and when used IV in combination are common cause of accidental death by overdose. ...Read more
I've been taking 6mg of Xanax (alprazolam) a day for 4 yrs what are the side effects of suddenly stopping?
Withdrawal ; seizure: This is a large dose of xanax (alprazolam) -- and suddenly stopping would risk severe withdrawal including possible seizures. There would be confusion, agitation, sweating, nausea, severe anxiety, etc. Please do not stop this suddenly. Discuss any potential changes in dose with your physician before doing them. ...Read more
My recommended dose of Xanax (alprazolam) is 1 mg per day, but I usually take 1.5 or 2. Can there be any side effects?
Increase side effect: Increased side effects, like drowsiness, nervousness and heart problems. Remember xanax (alprazolam) is habit forming. It is always recommended that you use your medications as directed with your doctor. If the recommended dose is not resolving your problems then see your doctor for re-evaluation and adjustment of your therapy. Stay safe. ...Read more
Dr. Switched me to lorazepram from Xanax (alprazolam) to help ween off benzo. Cannot reach her tonight. Side effects of switching same day? Been on. 5 2-4x daily
Which is safer to take daily bus par or Xanax (alprazolam)? I realize Xanax (alprazolam) can be habit forming and want to know safety on side effects and interaction type stuff
Is Xanax (alprazolam) safer?: Xanax (alprazolam), a short acting benzo, is prescribed to treat anxiety symptoms, as is Buspar (buspirone), (buspirone) which effects serotonin receptors. At 1st glance, a doc might be quick to point out that there is risk of dependence on Xanax, among other risks, while Buspar (buspirone) has fewer dangerous side effects. Still, the best way to find out about *your* risk/benefit SE profile is to discuss your case w ur MD. :) ...Read more
Yes and no: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting benzodiazepine and Klonopin is longer acting. Xanax (alprazolam) is much more addictive if used long term, but may act quicker. Neither is good long term as you develop tolerance meaning the same dose is no longer effective. It is better to fo find an antidepressant or a wide variety of other anti anxiety medications. ...Read more
Bad side effects/ possible withdrawal from xanax (alprazolam). Taking. 5 mg day for 2 mths. Feel horrible! Please recommend taper/help. Dr. Says Xanax (alprazolam) is safe.?
Possible Taper: I'm guessing that you take xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety. If you are only taking it once a day, withdrawal is unlikely given it's effects are a short couple hours. If you are taking it more than 2 x's a day then you may be having wd sx's.Generally a taper is by 0.25 to 0.5 mg a day for 1-2 weeks, then lower by the same amt every 1-2weeks until off the xanax (alprazolam). Please talk to your practioner for other options. ...Read more
Low probability: There are the possibility of low probability side effects. With respect to specific interactions, the most prominent thing to remember is that if you stop taking your xanax (alprazolam) suddenly while taking wellbutrin and Lexapro you may make it more likely that you would have a seizure. You also may find operating a motor vehicle more challenging when taking xanax (alprazolam) with any medications. ...Read more
Been Taking. 25mg of xanax for a month on a daily basis, once a day. Is that enough to cause bad side effects like seizures if I stop?
Doubtful: Highly improbable if that is your dose. ...Read more
I was on mirtazapine 15 mg but been off them for 3 days now due to side effects and I'm now on Xanax (alprazolam) •25 is it ok to start them now?
Yes: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've tried many anti-depressants for anxiety & my experience has been that side effects are much worse than ativan or xanax, (alprazolam). Agree?
What are the side effects of taking too much xanax (alprazolam)? Dr prescribed 1-2 as needed. I took 3 bc I felt it wasn't working but now I feel drunk and tired.
"Too much" Xanax (alprazolam): Or alprazolam, a benzodiazepine, when ingested can results in sedation, confusion, impaired coordination, reduced respiratory drive, cardiopulmonary collapse, coma, and death. Xanax should be taken exactly as prescribed by ur MD. Additionally, use of Xanax can result in tolerance and addiction as well as rebound anxiety. Discuss your use of Xanax with ur prescribing MD and take only as prescribed. ...Read more
Can ecstasy interact with Xanax and vicodin? I take low doses of Xanax and vicodin daily. .. 2mg of Xanax and 10mg of vicodin. I've taken ecstasy several times, like a dozen times over the past 10 years or so, and never had any serious side effects. .. S
Mdma is a very potent stimulant, and affects the central nervous system by causing massive amounts of serotonin to be released. The (mostly) permanent side effects on the brain, affect those areas where serotonin is important in the brain, including the anterior lobes, and hypothalamus, areas closely connected to personality, and the experience of anxiety.
Xanax belomgs to the class of benzodiazepines, which are commonly used to relieve anxiety, but are well known to have long term mood altering side effects (major depression). Vicodin is an analgesic, and has effects on dopamin release in the brain and peripheral nervous system.
Brain physiology and chemistry is very sensitive, and largely unknown. In my opinion the use of mdmd is hazardous at best, and the long term side effects on the brain are not beneficial. Combining mdma with any other mood altering drugs is even more hazardous, and may result in fatal consequences. ...Read more
If you take Xanax 0.23 mg, catapres 0.3 mg and Enablex (darifenacin) 15 mg all at once, what are the side effects?
The only interaction between these medications is that both Catapres and xanax (alprazolam) are CNS depressants and may slow reaction time and make you sleepy. Otherwise side efffects are same as any one of medications seperately.
Fyi, I would recommend an alternative to xanax (alprazolam) as it is highly addictive and you develop tolerance to its effects very quickly. ...Read more
Took Flagyl for giardiasis and stopped due to horrible side effects was prescribed tindamax is it less side effects can I take it at night w/xanax?
No interaction here:
Fortunately there is no interaction between these two medicines.
However, unusual/undocumented reaction can occur and so take medicine in the smallest effective dose for the shortest time possible in treating your ailments.
Hope you feel better. If not or worsening symptoms, consult your doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Is Valium safe for occasional use for muscle spasms? Scared of side effects. I have taken xanax (alprazolam) in the past with no issues.
I understand your concern.
Thank you for informing about Depression, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, and use of Omeprazole, Xanax (alprazolam) and Nadolol.
Valium is safe for occasional use for muscle spasms.
Nadolol side effect may be anxiety and depression
Gastroesophageal reflux is likely due to Anxiety
Xanax (alprazolam) helps with Anxiety.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy, and monitoring of Medications. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) or celexa (citalopram) which is better for panic attacks and which has worse side effects or more addicting? Thank you!
It depends: Celexa is better for long-term treatment/prevention of recurring attacks, and actually works well (as do other ssris, like paxil, (paroxetine) prozac, etc.). Xanax, on the other hand, is better for acute attacks, to be taken when you're actually having an attack. It's better not to take it all the time if possible, as it is a controlled substance, and, thus, more addicting. ...Read more
Psychiatrist prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) @. 25mg 4x/day. Is this normal? I fear adverse side effects. Is alcohol ok in moderation? Thank you in advance.
Normal for what?: A psychiatrist might prescribe xanax (alprazolam) on a temporary basis for anxiety, after a comprehensive evaluation. What did s/he explain to you about the medication? Has talk therapy been suggested? No, alcohol is not okay in combination with xanax (alprazolam). I also see that you're on amphetamine, but no condition is listed for this. Discuss stopping those with your psychiatrist. You may not need xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) Claritin and vistaril I'm med phobic bad afraid of side effects or dizziness but need to lower anxiety symptoms I stay lighheaded?
Not best combo: With higher degrees of anxiety I would recommend lexapro (escitalopram). Start at 10mg at night for couple weeks, then up to 20 mg nightly. Would not mix the combo u have. Drowsiness is the main issue. Would also recommend a clinical psychologist or License Clinical Social Worker to discuss and really have you get into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. ...Read more
Can a elderly person sick from chemo who took 40mgs of Xanax (alprazolam) and mixed it with a high dose of colonidine weight 111 die?
Call 911: If you took 40mg of xanax (alprazolam) plus large dose of clonidine, please call 911. If you're contemplating taking above combination, please call 911. There is no reason for anyone to end their life or to contemplate doing so. Assuming chemotherapy is for cancer, we have well trained & empathic hospice & palliative care specialists to help you (& loved ones) thru this time if chemo not desired. ...Read more
An elderly lady I kino who is very unhealthy due to cancer treatments 111pds took 25 mgs of Xanax (alprazolam) 15 0.1mgs of clonidine is she goin to die w/out med?
Can you have low folic acid but normal iron and b12. Does zyprexa, cipralex, Xanax (alprazolam) for cause anemia in elderly. Can it reduce hemoglbin by 2 in 1 yr?
Rules of thumb:: This is more than most can take without falling asleep for a long time. Never more than 6mg in a day. Never more than 21mg in a week. Never more than 60mg in a month. Never after 6pm. Never more than 2 days in a row. Never with alcohol, pain pills, etc. Never drive within 5-6 hours after you've taken it. Never on a routine basis. It is strictly prn. Same for Klonopin (clonazepam) and other bzs. ...Read more
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