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How long does it take for alprazolam (xanax) to work?
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)
Is a fast acting and short acting (few hours only), only treat symptoms.
It never treat any problem to the root cause of the problems. Thus is very addictive. Must always be given in conjonction with another med that treats the cause of the problem then stop it when the other med works well to suppress the symptoms. Never use as single med for more than 3months.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)
Is a fast acting and short acting (few hours only), only treat symptoms.
It never treat any problem to the root cause of the problems. Thus is very addictive. Must always be given in conjonction with another med that treats the cause of the problem then stop it when the other med works well to suppress the symptoms. Never use as single med for more than 3months.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO
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Dr. Sharon Bass
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 20 to 30 minutes
Since it has to dissolve in your stomach and be absorbed by your small intestine there is some further time if you have a full stomach.
But 30 minutes at most.

In brief: 20 to 30 minutes
Since it has to dissolve in your stomach and be absorbed by your small intestine there is some further time if you have a full stomach.
But 30 minutes at most.
Dr. Sharon Bass
Dr. Sharon Bass
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Xanax Tolerance
The effect of Alprazolam starts in ½ to 1 hour and stays for about 6 ours.
Let the Wise person in you Reflect: •In how much time, you feel relief; with what mg. dose? •Duration of Use •Change in last 3-6 months? •Stressors in life causing Anxiety, thus needing Xanax; •Use of Alcohol •To see Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses in life, for unresolved feelings; and to develop coping skills.

In brief: Xanax Tolerance
The effect of Alprazolam starts in ½ to 1 hour and stays for about 6 ours.
Let the Wise person in you Reflect: •In how much time, you feel relief; with what mg. dose? •Duration of Use •Change in last 3-6 months? •Stressors in life causing Anxiety, thus needing Xanax; •Use of Alcohol •To see Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses in life, for unresolved feelings; and to develop coping skills.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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