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What about taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic disorder? Would that help?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Agreed

Dr neilson is quite correct about Xanax (alprazolam) in this setting.
It's rapid onset also leads to rapid offset, causing a "picket fence" cycle of panic, sedation, panic. For acute flare ups of panic/anxiety when other medications are involved, & with your doctor's help, Xanax (alprazolam) may have limited usefulness.

In brief: Agreed

Dr neilson is quite correct about Xanax (alprazolam) in this setting.
It's rapid onset also leads to rapid offset, causing a "picket fence" cycle of panic, sedation, panic. For acute flare ups of panic/anxiety when other medications are involved, & with your doctor's help, Xanax (alprazolam) may have limited usefulness.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Better meds

Xanax (alprazolam) is short-acting and addictive.
...There are better, safer meds. It is sometimes effective, but only as a last resort....

In brief: Better meds

Xanax (alprazolam) is short-acting and addictive.
...There are better, safer meds. It is sometimes effective, but only as a last resort....
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)

Yes, along with Behavior therapy, since medications only control symptoms.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)

Yes, along with Behavior therapy, since medications only control symptoms.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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