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Can I take amitriptyline and xanax (alprazolam) simultaneously? I'm prescribed both but usually wait a few hours between different doses.

Talk to your doctor . Both medications can be sedating. When combined there is an increased sedating effect. It depends upon your age and the dose of your medication and your overall health in order to determine if it is safe to combine the two. Talk to your doctor for the safest answer to your question. Read more...

I am prescribed. 50mg Xanax (alprazolam) 3/daily, 75mg Amitriptyline, and 50mg Trazadone. I'm 6'1, 232 male. Is this safe?

Be Cautious . This combination of medication is very sedating. You should discuss risks, benefits and side effects with your doctor. Always take your medicine as prescribed. Don't drink alcohol with your medicine and don't combine your medicine with other medication without discussing with your healthcare provider. I recommend you not drive after taking your medicine at night. Read more...
OVERLAPPING MEDS. The combo of Meds you are on looks like you are being treated for anxiety and depression . Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting for anxiety . Trazadone and amitriptyline are long acting for anxiety and depression but are very similar and both cause weight gain.. I would taper trazadone and start cymbalta. You need full lab work up including TFTS. Also a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. Read more...

Please doctor, can you tell me if amitriptyline is like xanax (alprazolam)?

NOT ALIKE. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant for depression and some forms of anxiety, sometimes used for chronic pain or migraine. Xanax (alprazolam) is a triazolobenzodiazepine or a benzodiazepine with an extra triazole ring structure. It is quite addicting and has a short half-life. It is used for panic, with or without agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder and for anxiety associated with chemotherapy. Read more...

Hi Doctor, I'm taking amitriptyline 10mg every day (bed time - 10mg). I would like to know if I can take Xanax (alprazolam) 25mg this morning as I feel anxious. Thanks for your help?

1 + 1 May Equal 10. Look, getting in the habit of taking this & that for that & this is not generally a good idea. Sure, take a Xanax (alprazolam) if you need to, but if you find yourself taking them more than a couple times a month you need help.Plus I don't know what the amitriptyline is for(pain? depressiion?) & you should know what might be making you anxious and deal with it (again,get help). Side effects add up.Do the math. Read more...

Dr gave amitriptyline 50mg for pain & insomnia. Seems to help some w/pain, not so much for insomnia. Is higher dose safe w/citalopram& 0.5 xanax (alprazolam)? Ty

Don't self medicate. Before changing your medications you need to speak with your doctor. These are prescription medications for a reason. Your doctor will work with you to find the best dosages and combination of medications for uou. Read more...
See a psychiatrist. For the best understanding of your medication needs (vs. A family practice doctor). Psychiatrists have much more training in the type of medications are you taking. Take care. Read more...

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with my neurontin and amitriptyline (both for migraines)? Was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks.

Well. Xanax (alprazolam) is a very dangerous drug. It is highly addicting. Now I would avoid that drug and if you suffer from panic attacks there are safer choices of medication that have been approved for panic attacks Xanax (alprazolam) is not one of those . Read more...