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Xanax Vs Ativan For Sleep
I took 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) to help me sleep but it doesn't seem to be working. Could I take .5 Ativan or 1mg Ativan to help?
Benzodiazapines: Benzodiazapines are NOT candy. Playing with these medications is not safe. Please talk with your physician. ...Read more
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
Is it okay to take three Xanax (alprazolam) per day and one Ativan at night for sleep? This cocktail of meds seems a bit much......
Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety? Can I safely switch between Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan If I find one works better?
Your question sounds: like there may not be a prescribing physician involved with this, or at least you don't say anything about the advice of that physician. Benzodiazepines are not necessarily the best treatment for chronic anxiety states like generalized anxiety disorder, panic and especially not PTSD. Antidepressants work without producing tolerance and with much less of a risk of dependency. Talk to the prescriber ...Read more
I have severe insomnia. I also have thyroiditis. I take Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan for sleep. Sometimes it works and sometimes no. What can I do?
Took 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep and it's not working. Would it be safe to take 1mg attivan too?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is it safe to take 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) i ran out of ativan it would be 12 hrs since i took it?
Probably: If your health is good it is probably safe. ...Read more
My dr switched me over from Xanax (alprazolam) to ativan apparently equivalent in dosage, with no taper is this safe?
I got an ativan shot around 10pm lastnight. Is it safe to take the Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 mg that they prescribed me right now? Plz answer asap! thank you!
Possibly: Depending on what your prescribing doctor told you about use of the xanax, (alprazolam) taking it 12 hours after your Ativan shot could be safe. Asking the doctor who actually knows you and your case would provide you a more reliable answer than asking online physicians who have never met you, though. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need medication to help me thru a c.T. Scan, I have tried haildol, xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, with no success, due to extreme claustrophobia! it is vital!
How much med can a : Woodchuck chuck. The failure to get a response from those meds may be dose related - not enough was provided or not via the best route. Sometimes intravenous medication has a more instant and significant response. Valium and Ativan (lorazepam) can be provided that way. Cognitive therapy, emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), and hypnosis are non-med alternatives. Consider anesthesia consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help!taking ativan 1mg. I started 0.5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) as replacement 4 ativan.Don't like how i feel on xanax (alprazolam). How long b4 Xanax (alprazolam) is out and can resume ativan?
Please: Ask your doctor directly, let her/him know what is going on with your medications, provide her/him with all info regarding all the medications u r taking. S/he will help you the best. This forum is not intended to replace face to face consultation. Be safe, follow your doctor prescription and refrain to self medicate urself. Thank u! ...Read more
You are asking the: wrong doctor this question, because I am on the other side of that argument. I think we would all be better off if this drug were not on the market. Xanax (alprazolam) is rapidly absorbed and rapidly excreted, which creates a far more abuse-prone drug than Lorazepam (ativan). If it is very occasional panic attacks or anxiety, and you take it rarely, it's fine.For chronic use, Ativan or Klonopin are better. ...Read more