Why did Xanax (alprazolam) suddenly stop working for my panic attacks?

Doctor. The person who can best answer this question is the doctor who prescribed the medication. S/he knows your medical history, physical condition, and medication history. Without these factors being known one can only guess.

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I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for several years because I have severe panic attacks. 1 mg 3x''s a day. I don't think it is working anymore.?

Maybe not enough. Most likely the xanax (alprazolam) is still having some effect. Probably it is just not working well enough. Other treatments that are often helpful include serotonin antidepressants (sri's like prozac, zoloft, lexapro) and cognitive behavioral therapy. You should talk to your doctor. But don't abruptly stop the xanax (alprazolam). Read more...
This med. addictive . It is not intended to be taken on regular basis , but only on as needed basis and for short period of time . When u taje it daily u become used to it and will stop working . See u md, perhaps he can help u tapper down and switch u to something else and refer u for therapy. Good luck. Read more...

I have anxiety but I don't get panic attacks can I still get prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for that?

Maybe. Xanax (alprazolam) is a short-term treatment for the symptoms of anxiety. Your best course would be to talk to your doctor or a psychiatrist for a thorough evaluation of your symptoms. Read more...
Avoid Xanax (alprazolam) Your interest in getting xanax (alprazolam) is concerning. Alprazolam is one of the most addictive and abused psychotropic medications on the market. If you are having anxiety, there are many effective options other than xanax, which is never a good long-term solution to the problem of anxiety. Read more...
Possible Treatment. Yes, xanax (alprazolam) is a possible treatment for generalized anxiety. However, there is potential dependence with long-term use of xanax (alprazolam). You will want to discuss your options with your physician. Read more...

Hi im a recovering addict, was taking Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks, wondering if theres anything comparable to Xanax (alprazolam) except less addictive?

Perhaps. Xanax (alprazolam) seems to combine a higher occurence of ephoria with a relatively short half life. Any other benzo is either less euphoric or has a longer half life and is less problematic with addiction. This includes ativan, Valium and klonopin. Yet all carry significant dependence risk as well. There is a slow release Xanax (alprazolam) which is safer but also maintains a physical dependency. Read more...
Antidepressants. Xabax and other nedications of its family are not good for long term treatment of panic attacks. Antidepressant medications prevent panic attacks and are the standard of care for panic attacks. Read more...

I took 0.25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) one to two times per week for 3 yrs. Stopped it recently, now having panic attacks, I never had before. Withdrawl? How long?

Probably not. This is probably not withdrawal, but could be the return of anxiety/panic symptoms. Please see your psychiatrist about this, and also consider individual psychotherapy to deal with anxiety/panic in non-pharmaceutical ways. Read more...

When is it good to use xanax (alprazolam)? I use it on a as needed basis small dose for anxiety & panic attacks. Its good bc it knocks out the panic&doesntlastlon

How was it. Prescribed for you? Were regular doses prescribed or was it prescribed to be used as needed? I would follow your doctor's directions. Are you using a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to address the neurochemical causes? Read more...

Is ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) better for extreme anxiety. Panic attacks. Etc?

See below. Their from the same class. Xanax (alprazolam) stays in your system for a shorter period of time, which makes it better for panic attacks but also makes it's addiction potential higher. Read more...
Depends. Ssris such as fluoxetine are first line choices for treatment of anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) could be considered for short term as needed use (ie ffear of flying) however is intermediate duration of effect often necessities multiple doses per day for chronic use. This may be less so for ativan. Read more...

Can taking Xanax (alprazolam) actually make you feel anxious if you have panic attacks?

Problems w/Xanax . Xanax (alprazolam) effects tend to be powerful in anxiety reduction but also short lived. This requires multiple dosing per day for consistent relief and to also avoid withdrawal symptoms. Read more...