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I have been on 1.5 milligrams of Xanax (alprazolam) for 4 months. What's the safest way to taper off. Without major side affects?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)

Taper by 0.
25mg. Every 3-4 days until you are down to 0.5mg. Daily, then divide that to 0.25mg. Three times a day, then every 3-4 days take away half of one of the 3 doses until you are down to 0.125 (half of 0.25mg. Tablet) at night for 3 days then stop. You are on low dose to begin with.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam)

Taper by 0.
25mg. Every 3-4 days until you are down to 0.5mg. Daily, then divide that to 0.25mg. Three times a day, then every 3-4 days take away half of one of the 3 doses until you are down to 0.125 (half of 0.25mg. Tablet) at night for 3 days then stop. You are on low dose to begin with.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Arthur Davida
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 0.25 mg decrements

Start w/ 1.25 mg daily for 1 wk, then 1 mg daily 1 wk then 0.
75 mg qd 1 wk then 0.5 mg daily 1 wk then 0.25 mg daily for 2 wks then stop.

In brief: 0.25 mg decrements

Start w/ 1.25 mg daily for 1 wk, then 1 mg daily 1 wk then 0.
75 mg qd 1 wk then 0.5 mg daily 1 wk then 0.25 mg daily for 2 wks then stop.
Dr. Arthur Davida
Dr. Arthur Davida
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