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If i stop taking zanax after a year will it hurt me ?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
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In brief: Benzo use

Stopping should not be a problem, but you will likely need to ween youorself off over a 1 or 2 week period.

In brief: Benzo use

Stopping should not be a problem, but you will likely need to ween youorself off over a 1 or 2 week period.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Maybe

You should not stop cold turkey - you can get a withdrawal type symptom and whatever you were taking the xanax (alprazolam) for in the first place may get worse.
Discuss with your doctor and if he/she agrees that you can go off of it, he/she will taper it off over a few weeks.

In brief: Maybe

You should not stop cold turkey - you can get a withdrawal type symptom and whatever you were taking the xanax (alprazolam) for in the first place may get worse.
Discuss with your doctor and if he/she agrees that you can go off of it, he/she will taper it off over a few weeks.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Benzodiazepines

Abrupt withdrawal may precipitate seizure.
Anything you do in this arena should be done slowly with a physicians supervision.

In brief: Benzodiazepines

Abrupt withdrawal may precipitate seizure.
Anything you do in this arena should be done slowly with a physicians supervision.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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