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Can I cut 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) xr in half and it still be a controlled release?

Can I cut 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) xr in half and it still be a controlled release?

No: No, you're breaking the Matrix. Regardless, you cannot Ash the advice of something like this with the telemedicine doctor. This must be handled by a life Edition, since it is a controlled substance. ...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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New gp has cut my dose of 30mg Valium to 25- but is prescribing a friend 3mg of Xanax (alprazolam) with no problem- is this fair to pick & choose?

New gp has cut my dose of 30mg Valium to 25- but is prescribing a friend 3mg of Xanax (alprazolam) with no problem- is this fair to pick & choose?

Your doctor is: Basing their decisions on the issues, symptoms and concerns that you have brought to him. Your friend is not you and has other issues that he is taking into account. Speak with your doctor if you are not sure the medication is the right one for you. It is not a matter of fairness, but clinical judgement, which is why he spent years in medical school and training. ...Read more

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Can you re-write me a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg XR, since my anoxic brain injury which was in March they cut me off and my life is just getting worse?

Can you re-write me a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg XR, since my anoxic brain injury which was in March they cut me off and my life is just getting worse?

Controlled drug: Xanax (alprazolam) Is a controlled medication and must be prescribed by a licensed physician. Speak with your primary care doctor or request a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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.25mg of xanax for 3 weeks. Once a day. Should I taper off or cut them off? Scared to get a seizure

.25mg of xanax for 3 weeks. Once a day. Should I taper off or cut them off? Scared to get a seizure

Taper: You are in a very low dose for a very short time, so it should be easy for you to taper down in a week or so. ...Read more

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Are tension headaches a symptom of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal? Been taking two. 25mg pills daily for 2 years. Cut back to 1 pill, bad tension headaches now

Are tension headaches a symptom of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal? Been taking two. 25mg pills daily for 2 years. Cut back to 1 pill, bad tension headaches now

May be withdrawal: Or return of anxiety and tension. Follow prescriber's advice for gradual tapering of xanax (alprazolam) (such as half a pill a week) and management of anxiety and tension through life skills/strategies (relaxation, visual imagery, rhythmic breathing, meditation, exercise, focus on positive thoughts and activities) can be very helpful. Best regards for your success. ...Read more

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Is Xanax safe during pregnancy at very low doses? I have been taking Xanax for about 10 years and was on 2mg twice a day when I found out I was pregnant at 8 weeks. Immediately after finding out, my doctor cut me down to. 5 mg a day to avoid withrawals. I

Hello.: Hello. First congratulations on your pregnancy. Second, I am really glad that your doctor is tapering you off of xanax (alprazolam). It is fda pregnancy category d. This means it should be avoided during pregnancy. There are other medications that can be used during pregnancy for anxiety that would be much safer. I don't know if use of xanax (alprazolam) has had any impact on your baby. However, by tapering off of it, your can prevent your baby from being born with an addiction with potentional for withdrawal after birth. Take care. ...Read more

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I have severe panic attacks my last doctor had me on Xanax (alprazolam) 4mg tid, I had to switch drs and now she cut me in half, what dosage is highest that is saf?

I have severe panic attacks my last doctor had me on Xanax (alprazolam) 4mg tid, I had to switch drs and now she cut me in half, what dosage is highest that is saf?

Other techniques: In my opinion xanax (alprazolam) is not for long term usage. Maybe your new doctor can discuss an ssri anti-depressant with you. There are also cognitive behavioral and relaxation/mediation techniques that can be very useful. You could see a psychologist for this type of treatment. Perhaps your new doctor can refer you to someone. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety I take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 4 times a day an serequel at night for mixed bipolar should I see a psychiatrist to maybie cut down some?

I have severe anxiety I take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 4 times a day an serequel at night for mixed bipolar should I see a psychiatrist to maybie cut down some?

Your family doc: Can help w/psychiatric meds to a point but you would be best to consult w/a psychiatrist in this case. Please don't adjust your meds w/out speaking to your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does Xanax (alprazolam) last for not XR after it kicks in?

How long does Xanax (alprazolam) last for not XR after it kicks in?

Xanax (alprazolam): Immediate-release xanax (alprazolam) starts acting within 15-30 minutes. Its half-life (length of time to break down half the dose you took) is around 11 hours. In 5 half-lives (or 55 hours) a single dose of the drug & its effects would be gone from your system. ...Read more

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I have been on a benzo for about 15 years and my Dr. Just switched me from 1.5mg 2x day to Xanax XR 1mg 2x day and am worried about WD, dosage! HELP!

WD??: Are you using "WD" to refer to withdrawal? Glad to hear that your doctor is tapering you down on your xanax dose. Tapering off of xanax should be done slowly. Give your physician feedback about symptoms that you are experiencing. 15 years is a very long time to be on a benzodiazapine. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1 mg good for helping me sleep?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1 mg good for helping me sleep?

That depends.: I am assuming it was prescribed for you, and the person to ask is the prescribing physician/clinician. Alprazolam is rapidly absorbed and can help sleep, but is relatively short acting (3-4 hours) and can result in 'rebound' where people awaken after the drug wears off. If you are not used to benzos, 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) is a high dose - starting doses are 0.25- 0.5 mg. If not prescribed, don't take it ...Read more

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What to do if I took a Xanax (alprazolam) XR earlier today and tonight can I take an ativan?

Xanax (alprazolam): I would not recommend both medications at same time. Talk to your doctor about one or the other. ...Read more

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How safe is xanax (alprazolam)?

Safely addictive: Xanax (alprazolam) is safe if one does not use heavy machinery or drive while on it. It doesn't interact with too many meds. However, if used chronically, it can worsen or cause very discomforting anxiety, tolerance and withdrawal when stopped. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) for?

Xanax (alprazolam): An intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it is used more often for panic disorder. ...Read more

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How can I get xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam) is: A controlled substance that has to be prescribed by a doctor with a dea license. Start by seeing your doctor, describing your problem, and getting examined. There are many treatable causes of anxiety. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction, dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) use for?

What is Xanax (alprazolam) use for?

Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is used short term to treat panic disorder. It has a high abuse and addiction potential. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) hard to quit?

Yes: Because of the short half life and rapid onset, this particular drug is more reinforcing than the other benzos. If you are on Xanax (alprazolam) and want to come off, I suggest doing this very slowly...Over at least 6 months to a year and done by someone who has experience in taking people off of xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) habit forming?

Xanax (alprazolam) and habit: Yes it can be habit forming. Be careful and discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What place can I buy Xanax alprazolam?

What place can I buy Xanax alprazolam?

At a pharmacy: With a prescription. Xanax (alprazolam) is a controlled substance and is not available without a prescription. ...Read more

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What is Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

Xanax: It is prescribed to treat Anxiety/ panic disorder. I try to avoid prescribing this class of medications as it can lead to development of tolerance. ...Read more

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What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Can I take I 1 mg Xanax and 5 mg of norcor?

Can I take I 1 mg Xanax and 5 mg of norcor?

The: Combination is not a good idea but can be taking. Mindful that both can depress the respiratory center ...Read more

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What symptoms does xanax (alprazolam) treat?

Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety. But it only works on anxiety for a short period of time: once the medication wears off, the anxiety can return. Therefore, the best cases to use Xanax (alprazolam) is for situations that are infrequent and time-limited, such as going to the dentist or flying. There is a risk of becoming addicted to Xanax (alprazolam) if used too regularly. ...Read more

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How long does alprazolam (xanax) take to work?

Xanax (alprazolam): Hello. IF your liver metabolizes it normally, then xanax (alprazolam) should start working within 60-120 minutes. You are very young. Xanax (alprazolam) is not something that will be good for you to take long term. Xanax (alprazolam) is in a class of medications (benzodiazepines) which are very addictive. It's worse when stacked with opioids (narcotics). Your generation, from the statistics, has the highest risks. Avoid the risks. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with oxycodeine?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with oxycodeine?

Xanax/Codeine: Depending on frequency & dose of each. Can result in excess sedation. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will alprazolam (xanax) take to work?

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Xanax (alprazolam) fast action: Xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin, valium, serax, Librium are part of what is called the class of benzodiazepines. Some are fast acting and short acting as xanax= it works within 15mn and its effects on last a few hours. Valium is take hours to work and works for days. Addicts prefer fast acting meds (they cannot wait for hours for a med to work) but all benzos can be addictive. Never use any benzo more than 3mo. ...Read more

Xanax (Definition)

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