What are the long term effects on the body of Zoloft & Xanax (alprazolam) use for my anxiety & panic disorder?

Depedence. Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine and can causr dependece and withdrawel if stopped suddenly zoloft make cause liver and other problems depending on dose and time.
Meds. Panic disorder is treated with cognitive therapy and zoloft, or tofranil. You need to understand a fear of abandonment. As for xanax, (alprazolam) avoid it, since this med creates rebound anxiety and creates panic.

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I was on. 5 xanax (alprazolam) 2 times a day dictor switched me to 2mg valium 3x a day and 50 zoloft for panic disorder. Is it safe to switch cold turkey?

Ok to switch. Both xanax (alprazolam) and valium are of a similar class of medications, so following your provider's instructions should allow you to switch with no problem. Adding zoloft should not be an issue either. If side effects occur, let your provider know. If the medication is not as effective as desired, consider adding cognitive behavioral therapy for panic . This is also an effective treatment. Be well. Read more...

Can Xanax be used for long term treatment of general anxiety/ panic disorder.?

Yes. In the past Xanax has been used for general anxiety/panic as a primary medication. However, most providers today would use other medications for daily use. Read more...

Can Xanax alprazolam also help with depression as well as anxiety and panic disorder?

Maybe, but danger. Upjohn originally proposed xanax (alprazolam) in the 1970's as an antidepressant, showing effectiveness like tricyclics. The fda only allowed it as an anti-anxiety agent "that doesn't cause depression" [like others do]. It's a benzodiazepine; it may have some antidepressant effects but isn't effective alone. Induces dependency very easily and is hard to get off of. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22786504. Read more...
No. Xanax (alprazolam) is an effective anxiolytic that kicks in in about 1/2 to. 1 hr & lasts about 4 hrs --it's easy to become tolerant to it &/or develop dependency on it--it doesn't help clinical depression. Read more...
Xanax (alprazolam) Anxiety can coexist with depression, but xanax (alprazolam) by itself would not effectively treat depression without an antidepressant. Read more...

My doc has me on Zoloft & Xanax (alprazolam) for my dep & anxiety but I'm still having panic attacks everyday! My dose is. 25. Increase or ask 4 dif? And if so wht

Not enough info. I'm sorry, but you haven't shared your zoloft dose or how long you've been on it -- also we don't know how often you take your .25mg xanax (alprazolam). It's best to talk with your own psychiatrist about your continued panic attacks, since s/he does know these important details. Adjustments or changes might be made, and s/he's the best professional to make them. Best wishes. Read more...
Discuss with your. Prescribing doctor who is familiar with your case. Also make sure you use diaphragmatic breathing, get involved in cbt cognitive behavioral therapy and use one of the binaural relaxation apps. My personal selection for panic which has not had the time to respond to an ssri or which is not fully responsive to an ssri is clonazepam, a medication your psychiatrist. Certainly is familiar with. Best wishes. Read more...

Severe panic in with Agoraphobia and GAD and health anxiety. I take high dose Xanax XR and Zoloft. Weaning from Zoloft to Prozac having extreme anxiet?

Add therapy. Certainly the medication may be adjusted as there are various choices in a situation and some people may respond better to one medication as compared to another. Therapy should probably be added to the treatment mix as there are various techniques that may be helpful in reducing your symptoms. Read more...

I have been on xanax (alprazolam) (0.5mg dialy) for the past 8 weeks for my panic disorder. Is it a high dose? Can it cause withdrawal effects like seizure to me?

Drug induced Seizure. Xanax (alprazolam) is very addictive and you can get dependent on it very quickly, need higher doses. Eight weeks is a long time and withdrawal can cause unwanted responses. Stopping xanax (alprazolam) abruptly can cause a seizure. Read more...

Is Xanax (alprazolam) better at treating panic disorder than ativan or klonipin? & is there any possibility it causes any cardiac effects? Cardiac arrest, arrythmia

Xanax (alprazolam) 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 more...
See below. Any of these can cause cardiac arrest or arrhythmia especially if overused. Xanax (alprazolam) is shorter-acting, Ativan is a little longer-acting so it can build up more in your system. While none of these are safe for long-term use, i would say that xanax (alprazolam) is the safer of the two. Read more...

Panic disorder. Cause unknown. Ssris, mild anxiolytics and sedatives don't work. Only Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg gives relief. What should I do?

Am I an Addict. If nothing else is working my first thought is that is your panic in some way a symptom of withdrawal. Xanax (alprazolam) is not a safe drug for routine and ongoing use because of its addictive tendency. You may need to detox to get a clear brain to start over with getting the right drug or situation to deal with your mental health problem. Read more...
Need combo therapy. Xanax (alprazolam) alone is not sufficient therapy for your disorder and is habit forming and withdrawal can be dangerous. I recommend that you see a psychiatrist for full evaluation and health history so you can be placed on the proper regimen. Read more...