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Is taking .25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) a day long term safe?

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Dr. Edward Teller
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Xanax (alprazolam) is a highly effective therapeutic agent for anxiety and insomnia.
The short half life can lead to excessive use as pills wear off. It is addictive. Long term use of Xanax (alprazolam) & other benzodiazepines has been linked to dementia in people older than 65 years. Chronic use confers a 50% increase in dementia. (Mercola) It causes cognitive decline.Long term use is not safe. Short term use is safer

In brief: No

Xanax (alprazolam) is a highly effective therapeutic agent for anxiety and insomnia.
The short half life can lead to excessive use as pills wear off. It is addictive. Long term use of Xanax (alprazolam) & other benzodiazepines has been linked to dementia in people older than 65 years. Chronic use confers a 50% increase in dementia. (Mercola) It causes cognitive decline.Long term use is not safe. Short term use is safer
Dr. Edward Teller
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Dr. Gerald Morris
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not recommended

Xanax (alprazolam) is best for short term use - a few weeks.
Long term use can lead to dose escalation as that dose may no longer be effective in treating your issue. You may want to discuss other options, which are not habit-forming, with your doctor which will best treat your issue. Good Luck.

In brief: Not recommended

Xanax (alprazolam) is best for short term use - a few weeks.
Long term use can lead to dose escalation as that dose may no longer be effective in treating your issue. You may want to discuss other options, which are not habit-forming, with your doctor which will best treat your issue. Good Luck.
Dr. Gerald Morris
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

If you have temporary or chronic anxiety disorder, Xanax (alprazolam) can be effective without the likelihood of tolerance at that low.
Discuss this in detail with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

If you have temporary or chronic anxiety disorder, Xanax (alprazolam) can be effective without the likelihood of tolerance at that low.
Discuss this in detail with your doctor.
Dr. Darrell Herrington
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