When a single dose of alprazolam was administered to healthy patients receiving itraconazole, the mean AUC and half-live of alprazolam were increased 2. Let me know how it works for you. Children are generally more sensitive to the CNS effects of benzodiazepines. Moderate Drugs that inhibit the CYP3A metabolic pathway, such as fluconazole, may profoundly decrease alprazolam clearance. You should not breastfeed while taking Alprazolam XR. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:
There was a problem adding your email Try again. Site owned and operated by HealthBoards. Do not copy or redistribute in any form! Hey Eveyerone, I am still working on finding the right combo since Celexa gave out over 7 months ago I was on Klonopin. About 3 weeks about my PS doc changed me to Xanax 1 mg. I ahve been trying to get by with. Has anyone ever taken it this way. I am also on a very very small dose of Lexapro, but I have noticed that I am sooooooooooo aggitated that I feel Like I could explode at anything anytime I have been taking regular Xanax and have been taking.
Today my psychiatrist decided to switch me over to Xanax XR because I told him I noticed that I felt more anxiety around the hour mark before my next dose. He told me with IR you have more peaks and lows so you may have breakthrough anxiety. He also told me that Xanax XR is not really a once daily drug like the manurfacturer says. He said it really works for around 12 hours, not 24 hours like advertised, so he prescribed the drug for me to take once in the morning, and once around hours later in order to keep a maintenece level.
If you have any questions about anything, call him and ask. You might want to ask why a once daily drug would be prescribed 3 times daily to you. My psychiatrist explained it all to me when switching. So, I'll have to try it and see. Maybe the effect of the XR is even less than 12 hours, but I've heard that's about right. Either way, good luck and I hope I helped.
Yes I live in the US Why do you ask? Her point is that the XR version does not last as long as they "claim. Why did you not like it? WHat dosage did they put you to equal what you take now in regular Xanax? How long have you been on the XR?? I would love to know how well it works for you compared regular The dose I was taking of regular Xanax was. Which was equal to 2. If I had a bad attack or something big come up I would take an extra.
So it was between 2. Not the dose of XR I am being put on is 1mg twice a day. Basically 1 in the morning, and 1 about hours later for a total of 2mgs daily. I'm worried about taking less and having more Panic attacks, but my psychiatrist says it will have less peaks and lows so I may have less Panic attacks. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at List Xanax XR side effects by likelihood and severity. Before taking alprazolam , tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other benzodiazepines such as diazepam , lorazepam ; or if you have any other allergies.
This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication , tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use including prescription drugs , nonprescription drugs, and herbal products.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially loss of coordination and drowsiness. These side effects can increase the risk of falling. Alprazolam is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the potential for harm to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. This drug passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast -feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Xanax XR to children or the elderly? Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: Other medications can affect the removal of alprazolam from your body, which may affect how alprazolam works. Examples include azole antifungals such as itraconazole , ketoconazole , cimetidine , certain anti-depressants such as fluoxetine , fluvoxamine , nefazodone , drugs to treat HIV delavirdine , protease inhibitors such as indinavir , macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin , rifamycins such as rifabutin , St.
John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures such as phenytoin , among others. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products such as opioid pain or cough relievers such as codeine, hydrocodone , alcohol, marijuana , other drugs for sleep or anxiety such as diazepam , lorazepam , zolpidem , muscle relaxants such as carisoprodol , cyclobenzaprine , or antihistamines such as cetirizine , diphenhydramine. Check the labels on all your medicines such as allergy or cough -and-cold products because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness.
Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Cigarette smoking decreases blood levels of this medication. Tell your doctor if you smoke or if you have recently stopped smoking. Does Xanax XR interact with other medications? Should I avoid certain foods while taking Xanax XR? If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing , call Otherwise, call a poison control center right away.
US residents can call their local poison control center at Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: Do not share this medication with others. It is against the law. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip themissed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom.
Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.