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Was on xanax (alprazolam) and Dr is switching me to valium for ic. Should I wait a day for xanax (alprazolam) to get out of system before taking valium?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Xanax (alprazolam) has a short

half-life meaning it will leave your system quickly but may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Valium has a long half-life meaning it stays in your system longer and will likely counter any withdrawal symptoms from Xanax (alprazolam). It is wise to follow your doctor's directives. Best regards for relief.

In brief: Xanax (alprazolam) has a short

half-life meaning it will leave your system quickly but may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Valium has a long half-life meaning it stays in your system longer and will likely counter any withdrawal symptoms from Xanax (alprazolam). It is wise to follow your doctor's directives. Best regards for relief.
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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