Drug information about xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam) Alprazolam is a Benzodiazepine medication for anxiety & panic disorder, with high potential for sedation depending on the dose, and higher risk for addiction & tolerance & withdrawal. It can also cause forgetfulness, clumsiness, incoordination, irritability, sadness, trouble concentrating & rarely euphoria.

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Could you give me more information about xanax (alprazolam)?

It is addictive. Short acting benzodiazepine with very fast onset of action, should be taken for only a few weeks at the most or ocassionally for fear of flying, otherwise the risk of increasing the dose and withdrawal effects is very high. Read more...
Xanax (alprazolam) addiction. I do not prescribe xanax (alprazolam). I feel that it is overly addictive and better medications are available for the same indications. Read more...
Xanax (alprazolam) Is an anxiolytic medication of intermediate half-life, used for panic disorder. Side effects include sedation, dry mouth, nausea, headaches, lack of focusing, change in taste & smell senses, most of such effects are uncommon & dose-related. Read more...

I know ativan and Xanax (alprazolam) are in the same drug class but what are some of the differences between the 2 drugs?

Ativan vs Xanax (alprazolam) Both Ativan (lorazepam) and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepine tranquilizers. The main differences clinically are that Ativan is longer-acting and slightly more sedating than xanax. Most agree that xanax is more potent than Ativan on a milligram-for-milligram basis, and probably more addictive. However, both are considered high-potency benzodiazepines and both can lead to drug dependence. Read more...

If I took 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) on thues at 3am and never have taken one before will I pass a drug test on friday at 3pm?

Depends... Depends on how long the xanax (alprazolam) stays in your system, which can vary from person to person. The half-life 6.3 to 26.9 hours. It can take 5.5 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system entirely, so that means that xanax (alprazolam) might be detectable as long as 147.95 hours which translates to 6 days. So if Thues = Tuesday and your test is on that Friday it "could" still be detected. Read more...

Female, 245 lbs, took 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 8 days ago. Have to take pre-employment drug test. Am I ok? Will it show up?

Probably not. if in fact you only took it once - it is short-acting and its metabolites are essentially gone in 3-5 days. Your weight doesn't really factor into it. However, if you are taking it by prescription, it should not matter unless you are applying for a safety-sensitive position (driver, police, fire etc.). If you are NOT prescribed it, you should NOT be taking it. Read more...

Why am I obsessed with having the drugs I used to be addicted to? Like ecstasy, liquor, xanax, (alprazolam) etc. Am I still addicted even if I never do it?

Yes. Addiction is a chronic diseases that can never really be cured in the medical sense. However, like other chronic diseases (e.g., asthma, diabetes) it can be kept under control, by maintaining good health and avoiding "triggers". Triggers for addictive behavior include things that weaken judgment, such as boredom, lack of sleep, alcohol, or hanging out with others who continue to abuse drugs. Read more...
Peer support. Obsession can occur in early abstinence as well as in times in recovery. Connecting with a peer support for recovery including a 12 -step program such as narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous and secular program such as lifering.Org can help. Continued can be a warning for possible relapse. Also discuss this with your counselor and/or physician. Read more...

If I took. 5 mg xanax (alprazolam) the day before my pre employment drug test and I hardly ever take medicines of any kind will it show up 14 hours after taken?

It may. Pre-employment drug screen is usually done on urine and benzodiazepines may be detected for up to a week. However, your employer may not require testing for this drug. If you have prescription for the medication, you should advise your employer of that. Read more...

My Dr prescribed me xanax, (alprazolam) I took a 0.5 mg at ativan bc I ran out of my Xanax (alprazolam) he drug tested me 5 hours after I took it.... how much will show up?

Tell Dr. Instead of worrying about the medication not prescribed by your treating dr. showing up in the urine, you need to be honest with the dr. and let them know you took a different medication from someone else? You need to be honest and have a trusting relationship with your treating Dr. or you will only be fooling yourself. Read more...

If I took 0.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) 24hrs before a pre-employment drug test will it show up as positive I am a male 49 years old 6ft2in tall 210lbs and have not used Xanax (alprazolam) before

Usually . Usually drug testing tests for benzodiazepines, narcotics, amphetamines, marijuana, and barbiturates, though some tests are different than others and test for more drugs. Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine so would typically test positive in that situation. The patient is usually given a form before the drug test so that they can write down all of their prescribed medications. Read more...
It may. Depending on what test they use. Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin are not metabolized into the usual molecule that drug screening kits are looking for (at least not in large amounts) - oxazepam. There are kits that look for it. If you have a prescription for xanax, (alprazolam) that is an iron clad defense unless it is a safety=sensitive job. If it was not prescribed, you are misusing (if not abusing) the drug. Read more...

How can I find out if I have any experience with taking the drug xanax (alprazolam)?

Strange question. It sounds like you're wondering whether someone ever gave you Alprazolam without you knowing it or perhaps whether it was prescribed in the past and you don't remember. You can ask for past records from any treatment facility you may have been in or from any treatment provider that you had. You can also ask pharmacies that you used whether they have any record of you having been on xanax (alprazolam). Otherwise you can ask your doctor to do a hair analysis for xanax (alprazolam) but that will only answer the question as to whether you've been on xanax (alprazolam) in the last 90 days. Best wishes. Read more...