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Seizures due to Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: A stated-warning

Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med.
If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: A stated-warning

Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med.
If prolonged use, do not stop abruptly. If you can/need to go off this medication, consult your prescribing physican for appropriate weaning protocol to safely discontinue it. Consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Agree w Dr. Nguyen

Seizures can occur if xanax (alprazolam) is abruptly stopped.
If xanax (alprazolam) is abruptly stopped withdrawal sx's can include: nervousness, depressed mood, agitation, irritability, tremor, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, loose stools, insomnia, hallucinations ; seizures. Some people have died from withdrawal. Other withdrawal sx's can include heavy sweating, ^'ed pain sensitivity, and burning sensations.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Nguyen

Seizures can occur if xanax (alprazolam) is abruptly stopped.
If xanax (alprazolam) is abruptly stopped withdrawal sx's can include: nervousness, depressed mood, agitation, irritability, tremor, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, loose stools, insomnia, hallucinations ; seizures. Some people have died from withdrawal. Other withdrawal sx's can include heavy sweating, ^'ed pain sensitivity, and burning sensations.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal

Possible, especially if abruptly discontinued high dose.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal

Possible, especially if abruptly discontinued high dose.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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