Xanax

Xanax is the trade name of Alprazolam, a drug used to treat panic attacks, depression and social anxiety disorder. It offers fast symptom relief as it possesses muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant hypnotic, sedative and anxiolytic properties.

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Can Xanax make you hallucinate?

Yea it will it's a trip

Im sorry, but the above answer is in correct, you can not hallucinate on Xanax ... it affects the same receptors in the brain that alcohol does. If you are not a benzo addict, you may feel maybe ... light headed ... wobbly .. kind of like tipsy ... but im sorry you wont see any pink elephants.

You can trust me, in one day ive eatin more then 15 x 2mg bars ...

The only exception to that is in rare cases of paradoxical reactions, like in really young children (don't know why a little kid would ever take Xanax), elderly dementia patients, or people with preexisting mental health issues like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. But again, very rare.

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Can you take tramadol and Xanax together?

Yes, but only when under physicians orders.

Alprazolam (Xanax) is a benzodiazepine class anxiolytic and anti-panic agent used for the treatment of acute anxiety states, management of anxiety disorders, and for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Alprazolam acts on the neurotransmitter GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter regulating neuronal excitability.

Tramadol (Ultram, Tramal, Contramal, Zydol) is a centrally acting synthetic opioid analgesic used for moderate to moderate severe pain, particularly peripheral neuropathy. The analgesic effect of tramadol and its major metabolite, O-desmethyltramadol is primarily due to binding to μ-opioid receptors. Often considered a "pseduo-opioid" tramadol derives a significant amount of analgesic action due to moderate inhibition of the reuptake of norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and serotonin, much like the antidepressant venlafaxine.

To answer the questions directly, it can be safe to take the two drugs as prescribed by a doctor. Benzodiazepines are commonly used in addition to opioids due to the potentiating ability benzodiazepines have on opioids. Due to tramadol's inhibition of the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin it posses mild anxiolytic effects which can enhance the action of alprazolam. However tramadol is seldom used to treat anxiety and other benzodiazepines (ie clonazepam, diazepam) are more commonly used in pain management.

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Is Xanax a stimulant of the central nervous system?

Its a depressant.

Well, the individual that answered before pretty much hit the nail on the head. I will add some detail to the answer. Xanax is the trade name of alprazolam tablets, developed by Upjohn (Pfizer made the acquisition, so Pfizer produces the Trade name tablets). I will just use Xanax when referring to alprazolam.

Xanax is a benzodiazepine, it is related to Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin. Xanax is used generally treat anxiety disorders and it is the most written prescription for benzodiazepines in the United States. It works well for reducing intense anxiety for example, panic attacks, anxiety attacks, and generalized anxiety disorder some cases. Benzodiazepines have largely replaced barbiturates, which were used prior to the advent of benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepine safety profile remains far superior barbiturates which is why they have largely replaced them. However, it is not stimulant of the central nervous system unless also paradoxical effects occur.

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How long does Xanax stay in your system?

A single 0.5 mg dose of Xanax stays in your system for 3 to 5 days. But the longer period of taking Xanax, and the higher the dosages, the longer it will take your system to get rid of traces of Xanax. You may sometimes need a month or more to get yourself quite clear of the medication.

It also depends on the type of testing for Xanax. Xanax can usually be detected in a patient's urine during 1 or 2 weeks. Blood tests may reveal Xanax during a month or two. Follicle tests can detect Xanax for up to six months.
xanex is not 3 days like most people tell you. or the crazy person who said that. xanex is a benzo and with the new tests they give you now they can detect it in your system for 3-6 weeks possibly. trust me, coming from a person who takes a drug test every week, i would know. and ive failed for it once before listening to goobers like him. so if u plan on eating a bar, make sure u dont have to take a drugscreen anytime soon.
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You can read all the stuff below, SOME of it is actually right. What really matters is that you are trying to deal with your life situation. Using medicine can certainly help. Given your description, I would advise you find a different path; consider taking a longer-acting drug - an SSRI like citalopram (or the non-generic escitalopram). They take a while (~2wks) to take effect but they offer relief from the symptoms you describe without the need to try to treat yourself minute by minute. Some properly trained health care workers can help you use an SSRI to get off the benzo (Xanax). Telling a PO theat you are on a non-scheduled drug like an SSRI (or are in the process of getting off the benzo) should be sufficient to show that you are being responsible and taking care of yourself.

Also - if you have a moment to find a pharmacist who is not too busy, they can give you accurate answers to all of the material "discussed" below.

ANOTHER ANSWERI am currently in drug court and recently took a yellow 2mg xanax on Saturday at 1 p.m..I dropped my U.A on Monday at 7 p.m and passed.I flushed with 8 bottles of water along with a few mountain dews threw out the day.I also had a steak and egg breakfast and a hamburger 4 lunch so I did not get a low create. I don't recommend it but it is possible.

P.S I do not take xanax on a regular basis.

XANAX (alprazolam) HAS a "duration of action" of up to 6 hours. If you want to know how long after you take it can it be DETECTED, that's different. Most benzodiazapines, when taken on a regular basis, can be detected in the urine from 24 hours to 72 hours. If you are concerned about failing a urine test, give yourself a good 3-4 days to be extra safe,,(if it is really important to you). Also, if you have a valid prescription for Xanax, you would not be considered a "fail".

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YOU ARE WRONG. Xanax, like all other benzodiazapines, is stored in the liver. Your liver then realeases it through the same way it realeases stored sugar. This means that, for a chronic user with a low metabolism, it can take up 6 WEEKS before it is unditectible through the urine. One days use will be out in about 3 days, however, if you have used everyday for more than a month you had better give yourself another month off the drug before your GOD-CURSED drug test.

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Xanax has a short duration in the body and therfore the person has to alter their medication during the day (if it's necessary to take it every day.) EVERYTHING regarding meds is stored in the liver, but also, there is a description with this med that you drink lots of water. Xanax stays in the body 4 - 6 hours depending on the individual. The second answer was correct and off a pharamacy site!

YET ANOTHER ANSWER!

GENERALLY speaking, how long a drug "stays" in your system is more likey linked to how long does the drug "works" in your system. This is a BIG difference to "how long can a drug be detected" in your system. All drugs act and react differently as do the persons reaction to that medicine. There are MANY vavriables, from how long the drug has been taken for, the amount taken etc...etc....As a general rule, give oral medicine a good 72 hours if you want to pass a urine test. Certainly, some metabolize more quickly and some more slowly, but better safe than sorry by giving it more time. AS A QUICK POSTSCRIPT: If you have a legitimate need for a drug and take it legally by physician ordered script, then the employer cannot discriminate against you if you test positive or have a "dirty" urine. <>

An Addendum to the Above Answers!

Of course, while the above answers are accurate in most cases, one must keep in mind that each person is different and drug detection times may vary GREATLY for this reason. This goes for ANY drug. It also depends on the TYPE of drug test utilized. Many PRE-EMPLOYMENT drug screens use an inexpensive, simple, and LESS ACCURATE method employing a chemical strip dipped into the urine sample to detect various drugs. A more involved, HIGHLY ACCURATE, and EXPENSIVE test (usually employed by probation departments) involves using gas chromatography or mass spectroscopy tests to detect drug metabolites. But, keep in mind, mistakes during testing are COMMON, depending on the level of dependability of the lab. Use the above mentioned detection times as a general guide, but be prepared for surprises! As noted, however, one needn't worry about ANY of this if one is legally prescribed the medication.

Another answer: MY experience

2-3 days.

You could call me a chronic user. I take 4 MG a day, nearly everyday, for over a year now.

I've taken a test 24 hours (1 whole day) after I took my last pill and I tested negative.

Other times, it was 2 whole days, and I did test positive.

But... I can tell you for sure, after 3 days, I never tested positive.

As I said, I use it often, 4mg or 2 bars a day, most days for the last year.

I have to take a court ordered test often as per an unrelated issue. I'm taking it legally, but when it shows up, they have to confirm its legal each time, so I know when it shows clean or dirty.

Get yourself a prescription from a doc so it's all legal, even if you take more than you should, keep it legal with a yearly prescription.

Well...

As for ""duration of action" of up to 6 hours", 6 to 12 hours is the half-life period of Xanax. That is, after this length of time, one half of the taken dose is still present in your system. After another 6 to 12 hours, a half of this half is still present, and so on.

How long Xanax will stay in your system cannot be predicted for sure. It depends on the system, different people respond in different ways. One 0.5mg dose may need 3 to 5 days to be almost eliminated. But the higher Xanax doses you take and the longer period you have been taking Xanax, the longer it will take your system to remove traces of Xanax from itself. In extreme cases, we may even speak of as much as 6 months for Xanax to get out of the system completely!

AS PER ABOVE

According to the manufactures, the half life of xanax is 3 hrs. not 6 or 12 as suggested above. I am no chemist but I would believe the company making the product. Just my two cents

Well...

RxList says, "Peak concentrations in the plasma occur in 1 to 2 hours following administration... the mean plasma elimination half-life of alprazolam has been found to be about 11.2 hours (range: 6.3-26.9 hours) in healthy adults."

An amendment! Xanax is NOT "stored" in the liver. The medication dissolves in the tissues all over the body. From the tissues, it gradually gets into blood, and the concentration in the tissues and blood tends to be the equal all the time. Blood takes the drug to the kidneys where it is metabolized. As a result, the concentration of Xanax in blood gets lower, but blood immediately washes some more Xanax out of the tissues. The process goes on until the dose of Xanax is eliminated completely.

All these answers are great and informational! However, if you go and buy antioxidant vitamins and start taking them they will speed up the prosesses of removal of about anything in the body. Why is this you may ask? Because our bodies are stubborn and do not like to let things go, esspecialy drugs. Antioxidants are the key to getting rid of the things that our bodies wont let go easly and antioxidants break them down faster, fat being one of those things, LOL!! Dont be scared of drug testing because we should be able to make choises for ourselves and not by drug testing. So if we all get together and find a grand way to fool these drug tests that is full proof, then they will have no choise but to not test, so do your research and see what you can figure out yourself. The idea that I posted about antioxidants here was never put as a way to clean drugs from the body anywhere on the net, strange huh. We need to speak out as Americans in a free world and not as if we are in a prison, becaus America is becoming more communist every day and we need to stop it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont be the lobster in the slow cooking tank!!

I just have to say I know for a fact that xanax can be detected after 72 hours and it can actually be up to 30 days.I have passed drug tests by using Sure Jell it is the stuff you use to make jellies with.You get one box pour it into a 32oz drink and drink it as fast as you can urinate one time before taking test and you should pass.This does have to be drunk no more than three hours before test but I like to do it around two hours before test.I have not failed a drug test yet!!!!!

In todays tech environment they now check creatinine levels as well so flushing with surjel and the like will cause you to fail a labtest whether you are dirty or not. So I would not recomend this method. I would agree with with 72hours or more depending on usage.
1-2 weeks if you're not a prescribed daily user.Possibly 4 days to 1 week if you take them rarely.

Different test systems can be used to detect Xanax in your system. The cheapest and the most commonly used is urine testing. It can really detect Xanax during a week or two. However, blood tests can reveal the medication for up to a month or two, and hair follicle tests can detect Xanax for up to six months.

By the way, ''Xannax'' is a misspelling. The correct spelling of the drug's name is ''Xanax''.
With anything, 21 days, and your system is flushed...
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You can read all the stuff below, SOME of it is actually right. What really matters is that you are trying to deal with your life situation. Using medicine can certainly help. Given your description, I would advise you find a different path; consider taking a longer-acting drug - an SSRI like citalopram (or the non-generic escitalopram). They take a while (~2wks) to take effect but they offer relief from the symptoms you describe without the need to try to treat yourself minute by minute. Some properly trained health care workers can help you use an SSRI to get off the benzo (Xanax). Telling a PO theat you are on a non-scheduled drug like an SSRI (or are in the process of getting off the benzo) should be sufficient to show that you are being responsible and taking care of yourself.

Also - if you have a moment to find a pharmacist who is not too busy, they can give you accurate answers to all of the material "discussed" below.

ANOTHER ANSWERI am currently in drug court and recently took a yellow 2mg xanax on Saturday at 1 p.m..I dropped my U.A on Monday at 7 p.m and passed.I flushed with 8 bottles of water along with a few mountain dews threw out the day.I also had a steak and egg breakfast and a hamburger 4 lunch so I did not get a low create. I don't recommend it but it is possible.

P.S I do not take xanax on a regular basis.

XANAX (alprazolam) HAS a "duration of action" of up to 6 hours. If you want to know how long after you take it can it be DETECTED, that's different. Most benzodiazapines, when taken on a regular basis, can be detected in the urine from 24 hours to 72 hours. If you are concerned about failing a urine test, give yourself a good 3-4 days to be extra safe,,(if it is really important to you). Also, if you have a valid prescription for Xanax, you would not be considered a "fail".

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YOU ARE WRONG. Xanax, like all other benzodiazapines, is stored in the liver. Your liver then realeases it through the same way it realeases stored sugar. This means that, for a chronic user with a low metabolism, it can take up 6 WEEKS before it is unditectible through the urine. One days use will be out in about 3 days, however, if you have used everyday for more than a month you had better give yourself another month off the drug before your GOD-CURSED drug test.

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Xanax has a short duration in the body and therfore the person has to alter their medication during the day (if it's necessary to take it every day.) EVERYTHING regarding meds is stored in the liver, but also, there is a description with this med that you drink lots of water. Xanax stays in the body 4 - 6 hours depending on the individual. The second answer was correct and off a pharamacy site!

YET ANOTHER ANSWER!

GENERALLY speaking, how long a drug "stays" in your system is more likey linked to how long does the drug "works" in your system. This is a BIG difference to "how long can a drug be detected" in your system. All drugs act and react differently as do the persons reaction to that medicine. There are MANY vavriables, from how long the drug has been taken for, the amount taken etc...etc....As a general rule, give oral medicine a good 72 hours if you want to pass a urine test. Certainly, some metabolize more quickly and some more slowly, but better safe than sorry by giving it more time. AS A QUICK POSTSCRIPT: If you have a legitimate need for a drug and take it legally by physician ordered script, then the employer cannot discriminate against you if you test positive or have a "dirty" urine. <>

An Addendum to the Above Answers!

Of course, while the above answers are accurate in most cases, one must keep in mind that each person is different and drug detection times may vary GREATLY for this reason. This goes for ANY drug. It also depends on the TYPE of drug test utilized. Many PRE-EMPLOYMENT drug screens use an inexpensive, simple, and LESS ACCURATE method employing a chemical strip dipped into the urine sample to detect various drugs. A more involved, HIGHLY ACCURATE, and EXPENSIVE test (usually employed by probation departments) involves using gas chromatography or mass spectroscopy tests to detect drug metabolites. But, keep in mind, mistakes during testing are COMMON, depending on the level of dependability of the lab. Use the above mentioned detection times as a general guide, but be prepared for surprises! As noted, however, one needn't worry about ANY of this if one is legally prescribed the medication.

Another answer: MY experience

2-3 days.

You could call me a chronic user. I take 4 MG a day, nearly everyday, for over a year now.

I've taken a test 24 hours (1 whole day) after I took my last pill and I tested negative.

Other times, it was 2 whole days, and I did test positive.

But... I can tell you for sure, after 3 days, I never tested positive.

As I said, I use it often, 4mg or 2 bars a day, most days for the last year.

I have to take a court ordered test often as per an unrelated issue. I'm taking it legally, but when it shows up, they have to confirm its legal each time, so I know when it shows clean or dirty.

Get yourself a prescription from a doc so it's all legal, even if you take more than you should, keep it legal with a yearly prescription.

Well...

As for ""duration of action" of up to 6 hours", 6 to 12 hours is the half-life period of Xanax. That is, after this length of time, one half of the taken dose is still present in your system. After another 6 to 12 hours, a half of this half is still present, and so on.

How long Xanax will stay in your system cannot be predicted for sure. It depends on the system, different people respond in different ways. One 0.5mg dose may need 3 to 5 days to be almost eliminated. But the higher Xanax doses you take and the longer period you have been taking Xanax, the longer it will take your system to remove traces of Xanax from itself. In extreme cases, we may even speak of as much as 6 months for Xanax to get out of the system completely!

AS PER ABOVE

According to the manufactures, the half life of xanax is 3 hrs. not 6 or 12 as suggested above. I am no chemist but I would believe the company making the product. Just my two cents

Well...

RxList says, "Peak concentrations in the plasma occur in 1 to 2 hours following administration... the mean plasma elimination half-life of alprazolam has been found to be about 11.2 hours (range: 6.3-26.9 hours) in healthy adults."

An amendment! Xanax is NOT "stored" in the liver. The medication dissolves in the tissues all over the body. From the tissues, it gradually gets into blood, and the concentration in the tissues and blood tends to be the equal all the time. Blood takes the drug to the kidneys where it is metabolized. As a result, the concentration of Xanax in blood gets lower, but blood immediately washes some more Xanax out of the tissues. The process goes on until the dose of Xanax is eliminated completely.

All these answers are great and informational! However, if you go and buy antioxidant vitamins and start taking them they will speed up the prosesses of removal of about anything in the body. Why is this you may ask? Because our bodies are stubborn and do not like to let things go, esspecialy drugs. Antioxidants are the key to getting rid of the things that our bodies wont let go easly and antioxidants break them down faster, fat being one of those things, LOL!! Dont be scared of drug testing because we should be able to make choises for ourselves and not by drug testing. So if we all get together and find a grand way to fool these drug tests that is full proof, then they will have no choise but to not test, so do your research and see what you can figure out yourself. The idea that I posted about antioxidants here was never put as a way to clean drugs from the body anywhere on the net, strange huh. We need to speak out as Americans in a free world and not as if we are in a prison, becaus America is becoming more communist every day and we need to stop it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont be the lobster in the slow cooking tank!!

I just have to say I know for a fact that xanax can be detected after 72 hours and it can actually be up to 30 days.I have passed drug tests by using Sure Jell it is the stuff you use to make jellies with.You get one box pour it into a 32oz drink and drink it as fast as you can urinate one time before taking test and you should pass.This does have to be drunk no more than three hours before test but I like to do it around two hours before test.I have not failed a drug test yet!!!!!

In todays tech environment they now check creatinine levels as well so flushing with surjel and the like will cause you to fail a labtest whether you are dirty or not. So I would not recomend this method. I would agree with with 72hours or more depending on usage.
Xanax is a benzodiazepine. It stays in the body for 2 to three days. It can be detected through urinalysis, hair testing and blood testing.
that would depend on the level of the drug that currently exists in your body if you have taken it once and never again it would take 2-7 days to exit your body if you are a regular user of this drug it can take up to one month to fully detoxify your system if you asked this question because you want to pass a drug screen you are better of being honest than attempting to detoxify yourself in a hurry as the current testing methods are able to discern if you have tried to alter the results including but not limited to having too much water in your urine which would indicate that you had tried to flush your system my suggestion get clean and quit playing around with your life!
It has half life of 11.2 hours-approx

it may available for a day in a single dose of 0.5 to 3.0 mg
3 days tops pretty much all prescription pills r 3 days or less
3 days to 30 days depending how many you took.
About 3 days

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How far back does a mouth swab detect xanax?

ive never had it come up 2 days or more after i took it and i take it often if ur worried hold swab in teeth try 2 keep mouth dry

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Can you take alprazolam with Adderall xr?

Yes. I take adderall xr 40 mg for ADHD and .5 alprazolam twice a day for anxiety but rarely need it.

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Can you buy Xanax with out a prescription in Cancun Mexico?

Yes you can. Costco or Sam's Club sell such items without a prescription.

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Can a pregnant women take xanax?

No NOO

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Actually, it depends on your personal circumstances. Severe anxiety/panic issues can put you at risk for pre-term labor, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, and other serious problems that can affect the health of your unborn child. It's a matter of weighing the risks vs. the benefits. This is a matter you should discuss with your doctor to determine if the benefit of taking anti-anxiety medication outweighs the risks. Benzodiazepines are not known to cause birth defects, but there is the risk that your baby could suffer withdrawal symptoms after birth. This can be avoided by taking the medication only when absolutely necessary, or by tapering down the dose before delivery. Definitely discuss with your doctor whether the drug is necessary for your own well-being, as your baby's health depends on yours, both physically and emotionally.

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Are Xanax and Lexapro similar?

Xanax and Lexapro are similar in that they are both approved to treat anxiety, but their mechanism of action and indications for use are somewhat different.

Xanax is a benzodiazepine a class of drugs with many medical applications often prescribed for anxiety. Xanax is FDA approved to (1) treat acute anxiety states, (2) for the management of anxiety disorders, (3) for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, and (4) for anxiety associated with depression. Benzodiazepines, particularly Xanax, act very quickly, typically providing relief in 30 min or less. Xanax is typically effective for 4hrs (maximum 6hrs), if taken for continuous anxiety relief it requires four (occasionally three) doses daily. Xanax and other benzodiazepines act on the neurotransmitter GABA the brains principal inhibitory neurotransmitter. By acting on GABA Xanax alters the action potential (the ability of a nerve to fire) by causing a rapid influx of sodium ions into ion channels causing the polarity of the membrane to reverse, thus the ion channels to deactivate. Simply put Xanax reduces the ability of nerves to fire causing a reduction in activity in the brain (ie making it more quiet) which causes anxiolysis. Benzodiazepines are schedule IV controlled substances and have a potential for abuse, misuse, criminal diversion, and addiction. As a result benzodiazepines are typically prescribed for a short time period although long term use of benzodiazepines is appropriate in some situations. People with a history of substance abuse, especially to alcohol or barbiturates, are at a much higher risk of addiction. People with a legitimate anxiety disorder without a history of substance abuse rarely develop a problem. Physical dependency occurs in 1/3 to 1/2 of all long term users. Physical dependency is not addiction however benzodiazepines should be slowly discontinued under a doctors care since withdrawal can be severe, even life threatening for long term, high dose users.

Lexapro is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), a class of antidepressants. Unlike Xanax, Lexapro works on the neurotransmitter serotonin. Low levels of serotonin have been linked to both anxiety and depression. Lexapro is FDA approved to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Lexapro is also effective for treating other anxiety disorders.

Lexapro is not a drug of abuse nor is it a controlled substance like Xanax is. However, like Xanax, people may develop physical dependence for long term use so Lexapro should be slowly discontinued under a doctors supervision. Unlike Xanax it can take up to six weeks before Lexapro has any effect. In fact many people experience a temporary increase in anxiety when starting Lexapro much. Xanax is safer in an overdose situation. Death due to Xanax toxicity is almost unheard of and typically thousands of milligrams are required for death to occur. Benzodiazepines are among the safest drugs and are almost never lethal unless mixed with other drugs like alcohol, opioids, or barbiturates.

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Can someone kill himself with Xanax?

You pretty much don't. I suppose it may be possible at some astronomical dosage measured in kilograms instead of milligrams, but I can't begin to guess where you'd find that, nor how it would kill you without your vomiting it up.

Alprazolam has its dangers, but lethality is not apparently one of them. The LD50 (Lethal Dose for 50% of the test group) measured in mg/kg, comes out to pounds of the stuff. Overdoses tend to induce intense sleep or coma, but not death.

*every human being is different, and whether they die from an overdose of Xanax would depend on the person's age, health status, weight, and many other variables. There is much research currently being studied in earnest regarding why some human beings die at a "non-toxic" level of a medication while others do not. If a person is on any other medications, including Over the Counter and mixing these meds with the Xanax, that could have a large effect on the outcome.

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Can you take Xanax if your allergic to penicillin?

yes, xanax and penicillin are in no way related

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Are yellow Xanax bars the same as white Xanax bars?

no yellow bars are much weaker

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Is it safe to take 8 mg xanax?

No. Generally dosage is around 0.25 mg to 1-2 mg. In some case, you can increase dose more than that.. but taking 8 mg at once will cause side effects (but probably not the death).

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Could taking Alprazolam cause Miscarriage?

Fetal Risk Summary

Alprazolam, a member of the benzodiazepine class of agents, is used for the treatment of anxiety. Although no congenital anomalies have been attributed to the use of alprazolam during human pregnancies, other benzodiazepines (e.g., see Diazepam) have been suspected of producing fetal malformations after 1st trimester exposure. In pregnant rats, the drug produced thoracic vertebral anomalies and increased fetal death only at the highest dose (50 mg/kg) tested (1).

Researchers described the effects of alprazolam exposure on gestational day 18 (i.e., near term) on the neurodevelopment of mice in a series of reports (2,3 and 4). In one strain of mice, exposure induced persistent imbalance in the newborn and hind limb impairment in the adult offspring suggesting a defect in cerebellar development (2). In the second part of this study, in utero exposure to the drug (0.32 mg/kg orally) did not increase anxiety in adult offspring but did reduce motivation (3). A decrease in the tendency to engage in group activity and an increase in male aggression was observed in the third part of the study (4).

No data have been located on the placental passage of alprazolam. However, other benzodiazepines, such as diazepam, freely cross the placenta and accumulate in the fetus (see Diazepam). A similar distribution pattern should be expected for alprazolam.

One manufacturer has received 441 reports of in utero exposure to alprazolam or triazolam, two short-acting benzodiazepines, almost all of which occurred in the 1st trimester (5,6). Although most of the women discontinued the drugs when pregnancy was diagnosed, 24 continued to use alprazolam throughout their gestations (5). At the time of publication, about one-fifth of the 441 cases were still pregnant; one sixth had been lost to follow-up and one sixth had been terminated by elective abortion for various reasons (5). Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage (no congenital anomalies were observed in the abortuses) occurred in 16 women; two pregnancies ended in stillbirths; and one newborn infant died within 24 hours of birth. Most of the remainder of the reported exposures ended with the delivery of a normal infant. The manufacturer also received two retrospective reports of congenital defects after alprazolam exposure (5). One of the cases involved an infant with Down's syndrome after maternal consumption of a single 5.5-mg dose of alprazolam and an unknown amount of doxepin during pregnancy (5). The second report involved a mother who ingested 0.5 mg/day of alprazolam during the first 2 months of gestation and was delivered of an infant with cat's eye with Pierre Robin syndrome. Neither of these outcomes can be attributed to alprazolam.

A 1992 Reference reported the prospective evaluation of 542 pregnancies involving 1st trimester exposure to alprazolam gathered by a manufacturer from worldwide surveillance (7). These data were an extension of the data provided immediately above. Of the total, 131 (24.2%) were lost to follow-up. The outcome of the remaining 411 pregnancies was 42 (10.2%) spontaneous abortions, 5 (1.2%) stillbirths, 88 (21.4%) induced abortions, and 263 (64.0%) infants without and 13 (3.2%) infants with congenital anomalies. A total of 276 live births occurred, but two of these infants, both born prematurely, died shortly after birth. One, included in the group with congenital anomalies, had bilateral hydroceles and ascites, whereas the other died after intraventricular hemorrhage. The type and incidence of defects were comparable to those observed in the Collaborative Perinatal Project with no pattern of defects or excess of defects or spontaneous abortions apparent (7).

A second 1992 study reported on heavy benzodiazepine exposure during pregnancy from Michigan Medicaid data collected during 1980 to 1983 (8). Of the 2,048 women, from a total sample of 104,339 who had received benzodiazepines, 80 had received 10 or more prescriptions for these agents. The records of these 80 women indicated frequent alcohol and substance abuse. Their pregnancy outcomes were three intrauterine deaths, two neonatal deaths in infants with congenital malformations, and 64 survivors. The outcome for 11 infants was unknown. Six of the surviving infants had diagnoses consistent with congenital defects. The investigators concluded that the high rate of congenital anomalies was suggestive of multiple alcohol and substance abuse, and may not have been related to benzodiazepine exposure (8).

Single case reports of pyloric stenosis, moderate tongue-tie, umbilical hernia and ankle inversion, and clubfoot have been received by the manufacturer after in utero exposure to either alprazolam or triazolam (5). In addition, the manufacturer has received five reports of paternal use of alprazolam with pregnancy outcomes of two normal births, one elective abortion, one unknown outcome, and one stillbirth with multiple malformations (5). There is no evidence that the drug affected any of these outcomes.

Neonatal withdrawal after in utero exposure to alprazolam throughout gestation has been reported in three infants (5, 9). In two cases involving maternal ingestion of 3 mg/day and 78 mg/day, mild withdrawal symptoms occurred at 2 days of age in the infant exposed to 3 mg/day (5). No details were provided on the onset or severity of the symptoms in the infant exposed to the higher dose. The third neonate was exposed to 1.01.5 mg/day (9). The mother continued this dosage in the postpartum interval while breast feeding. Restlessness and irritability were noted in the infant during the 1st week. The symptoms worsened 23 days after the breast feeding was stopped on the 7th day because of concerns over drug excretion into the milk. Short, episodic screams and bursts of crying were observed frequently. Treatment with phenobarbital was partially successful, allowing the infant to sleep for longer periods. However, on awakening, jerking movements of the extremities and crying continued to occur. The infant was lost to follow-up at approximately 3 weeks of age.

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Xanax
Painkillers
Benzodiazepines

Can you take acetaminophen and Xanax together?

Yes, there is no problem in taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) at normal dosage with Xanax. This is a common drug taken every day by many Xanax users. You won't see any amplified side effects.

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Can you give a dog Xanax instead of Valium?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium (diazepam) along with other benzodiazepines are schedule IV controlled substances in The US, Canada, Australia, and under international law and convention. It is illegal to use a controlled substance for any purpose it was not prescribed for. It may only be used by the person the drug was specifically prescribed for. Although it is not manufactured in a specific veterinary formula, some vets do prescribe it "off label" although it is not FDA approved for use in dogs.

It is also important to note that although both diazepam and alprazolam are of the same class of drugs (benzodiazepines), they are different substances and should not be considered interchangeable without speaking to a physician.

In terms of bioequivalence in humans, 0.5 mg of oral alprazolam = 10 mg of oral diazepam.

There are also many other medications available, both benzodiazepine and non-benzodiazepine. Talk to your vet.

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Herbal Medicine
Xanax
Benzodiazepines

What is the herbal equivalent to Xanax?

There is no herbal medicine that is an exact equivalent to Xanax or the Benzodiazepines, the family of drugs to which Xanax belongs. However, there have been some herbal medicines which are used to treat anxiety, the main use for which Xanax is prescribed. These include:

  • Valerian root is used as a sedative. There is more scientific evidence supporting Valerian's use for insomnia than for anxiety.
  • Kava kava is effective against anxiety and doesn't cause dependency, unlike benzodiazepines.
  • Holy Basil or Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is an herbal tea that has shown some evidence of being effective for treating anxiety.
  • Nervine herbs are especially helpful in situations with anxiety as mentioned above. There are additional alternative treatment plans in Chinese medicine that actually treat the root of the cause of anxiety. To a modern Westerner, the Chinese concept of Organs might seem unusual as the Chinese Medical concept of Organs lack emphasis on a physical structure. Although many terms used when speaking of Organs are similar to Western concepts, they do not refer to the specific tissue, but rather to semi-abstract concepts of interrelated functions.
  • If anxiety is attributed to chronic irrational fear, Chinese medical practitioners will often prescribe a Kidney Yang tonic. If the anxiety is due to chronic stress, herbs to soothe the Liver are utilized. Answer-Valerian Root works really well, I take it sometimes and it helps a lot. It's not as strong as xanax but for me it works better for stress and helps me to sleep.

I would add that Passionflower extract is reputed to help with anxiety. It can also be used (along with valerian root and/or melatonin) as a gentle and effective sleep aid, when initiating sleep is difficult because of anxiety.

Additionally, L-theanine can sometimes "take the edge off" of anxiety, especially when anxiety is contributed to by excessive caffeine intake.

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Can you mix theraflu with xanax?

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What happens when you take Xanax?

you feel relaxed and it slows down your brain to reduce anxiety and panic attacks.

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What is the difference between white and yellow xanax bars?

The difference between them is that the yellow ones are extended release and the white ones are the quicker release form.

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Can you overdose on lithium vicidon and xanax in large amounts?

OBVIOUSLY... YES! all three of the drugs you just listed are very bad fo your body in high doses, high lithium levels can cause toxicity, high doses of vicoden levels will can cause hypoventilation, respitory distress, and fatality. xanax is hard to overdose unless taken in VERY High ammounts, HOWEVER xanax does not mix well with vicoden because they are both CNS depressents, but all together in high ammounts, VERY BAD, my suggestion is if you are doing this STOP, and if one of your friends are about to attempt it STOP THE<

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What happens if you chew or crush xanax xr?

ask me in 20 minutes...

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Can you overdose on 6 bars of Xanax?

if you have the tolerance no...i can eat like 8 bars a day but if your rarely use then all sorts of bad things can happen.

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Cold and Flu
Xanax
Tamiflu

Is it safe to take both Xanax and Tamiflu at once?

Yes, most people can. They are both different classes of drugs that do not interact.

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Can you mix Advil and xanax?

rediculous as it seems, but seems cold

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