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I had a MRI today and given 6 xanax (alprazolam) tablets and I am on a daily dose 75 MG of amatripalyn. Will I be ok?

I had a MRI today and given 6 xanax (alprazolam) tablets and I am on a daily dose 75 MG of amatripalyn. Will I be ok?

Most likely: It's not entirely clear what you're asking. The MRI itself should be harmless. Taking Xanax (alprazolam) as prescribed, even with your amitriptyline, should be fine (and help you relax). It's not a good idea to take Xanax (alprazolam) in higher doses or more often than prescribed. Of course, I don't know why you had the MRI in the first place, so I hope you'll be ok from the original problem too. Take care. ...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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I have taken 10 2mg Yellow Xanax (alprazolam) tablets in one go. Why does this high does have no effect on me. Please help me incase I die. Thanks?

Did you combine this: with alcohol or other drugs? Please have someone take you to the Emergency room. The fact that you are being this reckless with your life alone is recent that you need help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about taking alprazolam(xanax) orally disintegrating tablets?

What is your ?: orally disintegrating tablets supposedly allow more rapid absorption of a number of drugs, including alprazolam, although the evidence that it works any faster than swallowing usual tablets is not strong. It is no different ultimately than the oral tablets. Your prescribing doctor and/or dispensing pharmacist are the people who can best answer your questions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take alprazolam(xanax) orally disintegrating tablets?

I don't like this: I was not aware they started making these, but I can say I do not like the idea. Xanax (alprazolam) is already one of the most abuse prescription drugs because of how fast it starts to work. The ODT versions of things work even faster than their regular pill-form counterparts, which makes a xanax (alprazolam) ODT potentially very fast, very addictive and very dangerous. I would not recommend that. I'm sorry its gotten made ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has taken alprazolam(xanax) orally disintegrating tablets?

Anxiety gets better?: If someone is taking it as prescribed for an anxiety disorder, one would usually see a reduction in anxiety. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine tranquillizers, which were named because they make people more tranquil. If it is someone taking it without prescription, it can cause a "high, " similar to alcohol. Disinhibition, talkativeness etc. ...Read more

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How many 0.5 mg tablets of Xanax (alprazolam) would put me in danger of overdosing?

How many 0.5 mg tablets of Xanax (alprazolam) would put me in danger of overdosing?

Unknown: The usual limit is six mg per day. However, this might be an overdose for one person and not enough for another. At six mg the answer to your question is 12. Your prescribing physician knows more about yuo and your circumstances than i do. Consult with him/her. ...Read more

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Dear. Dr About 3 hours ago I took 10 Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg yellow tablets all in one go. I don't feel any different to before, why is this ?

Not sure: I do recommend you go to ED for evaluation, that is a large dose and it is possible for your life to be in danger due to overdose. Also concerned why you took all these pills, are you trying to hurt yourself? ...Read more

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My Xanax (alprazolam) bottle says to take 1 to 1 half a pill when needed. They are 0.25mg. Always taken 1/2. Would a whole one hurt me? I weigh 92 pounds. 5ft.

My Xanax (alprazolam) bottle says to take 1 to 1 half a pill when needed. They are 0.25mg. Always taken 1/2. Would a whole one hurt me? I weigh 92 pounds. 5ft.

Ask Rx r.: Since the rx states you can take a whole pill, i suspect your rx dr. Is aware of your weight and general medical case in general, so taking 1 whole pill should be fine (as this is a low dose anyway). However, it is important for continuity of care to discuss your medication dosing with your rx'ing dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Went from 2 mg a day of Xanax (alprazolam) to 1 mg in a little over a month. I find it easier to split the tablet in half. Take one half in the morning and one early evening. I want to continue tapering down. How can I taper more with a 1mg tablet?

Xanax (alprazolam) taper: EricF ~ this all hinges on how long you have been taking xanax (alprazolam) 2mg and why. If it has been a short period and for minor social anxiety, then you can taper very fast, if at all. So the 1mg can immed go to 0.5mg and then 5-7 days later stop. The longer you have been on it the more fastidious the taper. From what you say I think you can taper quickly, but always discuss with treating physician ...Read more

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What happens if u take a Xanax (alprazolam) or nausea pill a year after expiration date?

See pcp: Need to know what you'd be taking pills for and if that's appropriate. Please don't self-medicate. Suggest you toss expired pills and see your pcp for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can you seperate Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan from the pill form into an injectible form?

How can you seperate Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan from the pill form into an injectible form?

Do not do it: Both medications are in the benzodiazepine family. If injected they go fast to brain centers for breathing and heart rate. These should only be given IV in hospital setting with careful monitoring of breathing and heart rate. Iv Ativan (lorazepam) is often used in ers for seizures. Oral form is rapidly absorbed and can get into the system in a few minutes. ...Read more

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I'm taking 1 mg. Xanax, (alprazolam) 3 times a day and Vicodin 2 tablets every 6 hrs. Will I be ok?

I'm taking 1 mg. Xanax, (alprazolam) 3 times a day and Vicodin 2 tablets every 6 hrs. Will I be ok?

Depends: These are not drugs that it is good to take long term. You should not stop the xanax (alprazolam) abruptly as that can cause withdrawal symptoms. The problem with these medications is that they are addictive and the body gets used to them and then they do not work so well and you need more and more. Try to work with your doctor to find other treatments for your symptoms that are safer and healthier. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 10mg the yellow bar pill can't take a whole one can I take a piece n still get the same affect?

I'm prescribed xanax (alprazolam) 10mg the yellow bar pill can't take a whole one can I take a piece n still get the same affect?

Check with doctor: Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't come in 10 mg strength of bar or tablet. You probably have the 2 mg bar scored to be easily taken in lesser amounts. Check with prescribing doctor to clarify what is the best dose if you can't take the whole bar. Take care. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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