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Xanax Treating Apnea
Benzodiazepines as a: Trratment for sleep apnea are contraindicated because they all, including xanax, tend to depress our respiratory centers and can be even more depressing and even dangerous in sleep apnea. There are other medications that a physician can use to help sleep problems safely. Over the counter sleep aids when one is on prescription meds should be discussed with the prescribing physician or practitioner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My doc perscribed Xanax 1mg XR to help me sleep. I am currently being investigated for having "obstructive sleep apnea". Is it safe to take the Xanax?
Doc perscribed me very low dose of Xanax to help me sleep. I have possible sleep apnea & low pulse at night from propranolol. Would it be safe?
Xanax & sleep apnea?: You mention "possible" sleep apnea. If, in fact, you don't have sleep apnea, Xanax is less concerning, as it is a respiratory depressant. While sleep is important to fend off sxs in Gilbert's dz -- good sleep hygiene (sleeping and rising at regular hours, no TV/ iPad 1 hr b4 bed, use the bed only for sleep or sex) - can always help. Talk to your doc about ur concerns and the right treatment 4 u. ...Read more
Is it safe to take .25 or .5 mg of Xanax to help me sleep if I have slightly low potassium (3.2) & potentially sleep apnea (I haven't been diagnosed)?
Seek evaluation: Xanax is a Benzodiazepine and may be useful for short-term help for sleep. However it may worsen sleep-related breathing disorders such as OSA (Obstructive sleep apnea). It may become habit forming and lead to memory problems, trouble concentrating. Seek evaluation for OSA, hypokalemia, and possible sleep medication. Review sleep hygiene measures. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Suffering from an upper respitory infection. Do to congestion HBP and sleep apnea, im scared to tak my xanex. Is it okay to Take melatonin?
Very different med: Xanax and Benadryl are two very different medications. Xanax is an anti anxiety medication approved for the treatment of anxiety. It is in the benzodiazepine class of medication so there is a risk of tolerance and withdrawal symptoms that lead to dependence. Benadryl is an anti histamine approved for the treatment of allergy symptoms. It primarily produces drowsiness which can cover anxiety. ...Read more
Is taking Xanax and Valium okay for treating GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?
Is Xanax better at treating panic disorder than ativan or klonipin? & is there any possibility it causes any cardiac effects? Cardiac arrest, arrythmia
Xanax: It is more potent during the panic attack due to its rapid onset of action, although with all those meds. There is potential for abuse, dependency & withdrawal. Any of them at doses higher than recommended daily dose, or if taken along with other meds. That adds to their effect, can lead to respiratory depression & cardiac problems. Close monitoring by a qualified physician is strongly advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed restoril30mg, didn't work so i took 60mg, didn't work, what if i add Xanax to it, or what is other sleeping medications?
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