Will gabapentin help with Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawals?

Not first choice but. Gabapentin has no cross-tolerance with benzodiazepines, so would probably not be first choice for xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal. However, there is at least one case report of using this for xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal -- successful results. As an anticonvulsant it might be effective when other options fail or are unwise. See the abstract: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17124639.

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Can you OD from mixing 4mg xanax (alprazolam) with 2000mg gabapentin?

Overdose. Yes this is an "overdose" to someone who had never taken either of these meds. But if this person has been taking both these meds in these doses it may not be too much. In general these meds are pretty safe if there are no other co-ingestions. Marked drowsiness and amnesia are to be expected, but death would not be common with this combination. Read more...
Yes. The 2000 mg of gabapentin is already over the maximum dose for this medicine. So by one definition, this is already an overdose. If you're asking if this combination could kill you, I'd have to says "yes it might" since this type of combination can slow breathing. The combined effects, depending you your size and metabolism and tolerance for these meds, could conceivably stop your breathing. Read more...

Gabapentin 300mg, Xanax (alprazolam) 4mg, divalproex 100mg side effex?

Many. There are too many side effects to list. The most common will be sedation and/or cognitive slowing, off balance, weight gain. There can also be tremor but the main side effects are a result of sedation and cognitive side effects like memory loss. Read more...