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Can you take xanax while pregnant

For drug Xanax highlighted the importance of the following:

Contraindicated in pregnancy
Contraindicated during breast-feeding
C care applied in the human liver
C care applied in renal impairment

Xanax while pregnant?

During pregnancy, only in exceptional cases and only in “real life” testimony. Has a toxic effect on the fetus and increase the risk of birth defects when used in the I trimester of pregnancy.

Therapeutic dose in the later stages of pregnancy can cause depression of the central nervous system of the newborn.

The constant use during pregnancy can lead to physical dependence with the development of the syndrome of “cancellation” of the newborn.

Children, especially at a younger age, are very sensitive to central depressant drug action of benzodiazepines. Using just before birth or during labor may cause newborn respiratory depression, reduced muscle tone, hypotension, hypothermia and a weak act of sucking (syndrome “flaccid child”

Can take a xanax during pregnancy and lactation?

Benzodiazepines may have harmful effects on the fetus when used by pregnant women.

When using the drug Xanax during pregnancy, and if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, it must be made aware of the presence of the potential hazard to the fetus.

According to experience available to other members of the class of benzodiazepines, it is believed that Xanax is able to increase the risk of birth defects when administered to pregnant women during the first trimester.

Because these drugs are rarely used for emergency treatment, their use in the first trimester should almost always be avoided.

In appointing the drug should be considered the possibility that a woman of childbearing age can conceive. Patients should be advised to consult with your doctor about the advisability of eliminating the use of the drug if they become pregnant during therapy or planning a pregnancy.

Despite the fact that breast milk low level detected benzodiazepines including alprazolam, when therapy with Xanax discontinue breastfeeding.

How xanax makes you feel

I’m sorry if the question is stupid. Chemistry I do not know
Gathered drink Xanax week in the minimum dose (doctor prescribed). Read the instructions written that during the reception is strictly forbidden making ethanol
And I to this about a month valerian saw, three times a day. I do not drink for a week somewhere or two, but read in the net that valerian is not very long eliminated from the body, especially if you drink it for a long time. Is it possible to swallow today Xanax already or have to wait? How long is displayed valerian from the body?

And yet, someone took Xanax morning or afternoon, or is it better at night? I have written one tablet of 0.25 mg per day

How xanax makes you feel


Valerian might be more somewhere left, and ethanol certainly long been taken out of the body. Even if yesterday drank vodka hundred grams, then today it could be adopted, and that those unfortunate drops, taken a month ago!
The time at which you take it depends on the reason for which he was appointed to you. If you have a bad dream, it is understandable – at night, during the day if anxiety or other troubles, the day, but then it is better to start at the weekend to assess their ability to work and other activities after taking Xanax.

I usually took Xanax at night to sleep better. In the morning, too, several times saw, felt good, was not sleepy. But if it is to sleep well, if not, it will be sleepy

How xanax makes you feel after take pill?

Yesterday at 17:00 to take a pill. Special sleepiness was not, was calmer, slept well. Now, it is more or less calm

The question is. Would not this dose (0.25 mg 1 tablet a day tech.7 days addiction and withdrawal symptoms? And something about Xanax every write …
Thank U

1. No withdrawal symptoms after a week of receiving such a small dose can not be. And shakes you because you have not recovered. You have an obvious neurosis, judging by your posts, so you at least a month would have to drink it, not less, yeah
2. After a week you can easily drink alcohol. Only here in your situation, I would refrain from it. Alcohol stimulates the nervous system, and you have not recovered, and so, so, your neurosis may be exacerbated

How xanax affects the brain

Xanax (active ingredient – alprazolam) – available on prescription drug recommended for the treatment of conditions that cause increased irritability and panic disorders. Alprazolam, the active ingredient Xanax – one of the members of the group of benzodiazepines, drugs that have on the human body complex effect: suppressed irritability, cause drowsiness, relax muscles and prevent cramps affect short-term memory.

How xanax affects the brain

Benzodiazepines act on the brain, enhancing the effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) – the substance, which is characterized by a calming effect. Gamma-aminobutyric acid is able to slow down or completely stop the transmission of certain signals in the brain. That is why alprazolam (Xanax) and other members of the group of benzodiazepines are known primarily as a mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or CNS-depressant, ie drugs that suppress the central nervous system.

Where is xanax made

Since Xanax is essentially a sedative, it is recommended to use in anxiety and restlessness.

This medicine relieves stress, improves sleep and strengthens appetite, helps to cope with panic attacks.

Xanax helps even with depressive and suicidal tendencies.

However, in psychotic depression it has no effect, so the disease is considered to be contraindications for receiving Xanax

Xanax is available in many countries, the US, Mexico, Canada, Russia and other countries.

Cheapest Xanax can be bought in Canada and India when ordering via the Internet. In Canada, you can go for Xanax, in many pharmacies do not require a prescription from a doctor.

Why is xanax prescribed for depression

Xanax – relieves anxiety and fear. So if doctor will prescribed Xanax, he try reduce fear and depression effect by xanax. So when you prescribed Xanax take it careful in dosage that doscotr are prescribed.

Also Xanax can  be prescribed for help with anxiety and neuroses with anxiety, stress, anxiety, irritability, worsening of sleep, physical disorders, mixed anxiety-depressive and neurotic reactive depression, accompanied by depressed mood, loss of interest in things, psychomotor agitation, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, changes body weight, somatic complaints, impaired cognition, suicidal thoughts (guilt, worthlessness), decreased energy, etc., incl. somatic disorders, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, functional and organic diseases (cardiovascular, dermatological, gastrointestinal tract), panic disorder (with or without phobic symptoms), panic attacks and phobias with agoraphobia.

xanax prescribed for depression

Xanax is taken orally, 2-3 times a day with or without food. The dose is adjusted depending on the severity of the syndrome, individual sensitivity of the patient and his reaction to the drug.

Start with minimal doses (0.25-0.5 mg / day) with a consequent increase in the first evening, and then in the afternoon. Elderly or debilitated patients – 0.25 mg 2-3 times a day. A further increase in dose (0.5-0.75 mg / d) is carried out with care with good tolerability. With anxiety, restlessness initial daily dose is 0.75-1.5 mg and can be increased to 3-4.5 mg / day.

When panic disorders – 0.5 mg three times a day, the daily dose can reach 3-6 mg, the highest daily dose – 10 mg.

The duration of the appointment of alprazolam – from a few days (acute state of fear) up to 3 months.

Because of the possibility of drug dependence longer continuous use of the drug is not recommended. If necessary, discontinuation of therapy gradually reduce the dose by 0.5 mg every 3 days (abrupt discontinuation of therapy may exacerbate anxiety and fear).

Xanax dosage for elderly

Every elderly person can take a xanax, start dosage not more that 500-750 mg / day.

Be attention because if senior  patient have problem with heart need start taking a not more that 300mg a day consult with your doctor.

From the digestive system: dry mouth or salivation, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhea, abnormal liver function, elevated liver transaminases and alkaline phosphatase, jaundice.

Hematopoietic system: leucopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis (chills, pyrexia, sore throat, extreme tiredness or weakness), anemia, and thrombocytopenia.

Xanax dosage for seniors

So about xanax dosage for seniors. Have some restriction. Need to be very attention.
For elderly (seniors) patients or infirm patients the initial dose of 250 ug 2-3 times / day maintenance dose – 500-750 mg / day as needed in the light of tolerance dose can be increased.

Start taking a xanax seniors very accurate.

Effects on ability to drive and use machines

During the period of treatment should refrain from activities potentially hazardous activities that require increased attention and quickness of psychomotor reactions (driving vehicles or operating machinery).

Part of the endocrine system: weight change, disturbances of libido, menstrual irregularities.

Cardio-vascular system: possible decrease in blood pressure, tachycardia.

Allergic reactions: possible skin rash, itching.

Why is xanax better than klonopin?

Xanax better if anxiety attacks, it kicks quick, klonopin better if overall anxiety it work lasts longer.

0.5 Xanax = 1mg Klonopin, terms of anxiolytic effects.

Recently switched from Xanax to Klonopin.

Klonopin wins, hands down, for my physiology. I absolutely love them for recreational usage as well as anti-anxiety and anti-rage (which they won’t Rx them for anymore but I think that should be an indication).

I received 60x 0.5mg Xanax before the switch. It was effective, it worked for anxiety great as it comes on fast and hits hard, but I just don’t like howbland it feels.

I also experience no muscle relaxation from it which I would really enjoy.

Have been on Xanax for a couple of years and do not want to increase dose but just does not seem as effective in controlling the muscle tension.

I actually use Valium as it is the longest acting but not the fastest so it depends on how you use it.  I have 2 mg Valium tabs and can take up to 4 tabs a day so if I am having a bad day I can spread out the doses.

How long Valium / Xanax stay in body

How long do Valium and Xanax stay in the body if taken in pill form?

One tablet of either Valium or Xanax can stay in your system for up to 3 days. If you take this medication on a daily basis, it can be in your system for up to 30 days after stopping treatment. There is no one answer to this question, because it depends on how long you have taken the medication and the daily dosage.

Can Xanax cause weight gain?

Can Xanax cause weight gain?

According to the studies conducted on Xanax (alprazolam), one of the side effects reported was change in weight. If you have experienced weight gain, with no changes in diet or activity level, you may want to contact your health care provider.

Does Xanax (generic) and/or Benicar cause weight gain?

There is some information that Xanax (alprazolam) can cause either increases or decreases in weight. This is a rare side effect, but it is included in the package insert. If you are gaining unusual weight or retaining fluids, contact your health care provider. Do not stop taking any medications without consulting with your provider first.