Users' questions

Can you get Xanax from primary care?

Can you get Xanax from primary care?

In general, any physician or psychiatrist can prescribe anti-anxiety medication. However, you must see a doctor in person for anxiety medications that are classified as controlled substances. Online doctors cannot prescribe benzodiazepines, such as Xanax.

Can Xanax be given to elderly?

However, prescription sedative drugs known as benzodiazepines carry significant risks, particularly for older adults. Many people in their 60s, 70s and 80s take antianxiety medications – such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan – sometimes indefinitely.

When did I start taking Xanax for insomnia?

In August 2015, I was prescribed Xanax for insomnia caused by the intense pain of dry eye syndrome. Within a few weeks of taking a “low dose” of Xanax (0.25 mg nightly), I developed a tremor and severe anxiety.

Is it safe to take Xanax for a long time?

This field is required. There are some people who will swear by Xanax, but one of the dangers of taking this drug for longer than a couple of weeks is that it begins to lose its effectiveness the longer someone takes it, and then the doctor has to increase the dosage. It is far better to give it as needed rather than on a regular basis.

How often should you take Xanax for dementia?

One of the new meds is Xanax to be taken every six hrs “as needed”. When questioned about that I was told the Dr. felt some of the chest pressure she had been experiencing may be from anxiety. I understand treating the cause, but the side effects sound counterproductive to her memory issues, balance, incontinence & on & on.

When was the last time I took a benzodiazepine?

It’s been a year since I took my last dose of a benzodiazepine. I had shared publicly about my journey off benzodiazepines during my taper (see here and here), and since many have asked me lately how I’m doing, it’s time for an update.

In August 2015, I was prescribed Xanax for insomnia caused by the intense pain of dry eye syndrome. Within a few weeks of taking a “low dose” of Xanax (0.25 mg nightly), I developed a tremor and severe anxiety.

Is it safe for an older person to take Xanax?

However, prescription sedative drugs known as benzodiazepines carry significant risks, particularly for older adults. Many people in their 60s, 70s and 80s take antianxiety medications – such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan – sometimes indefinitely.

What happens when you take a low dose of Xanax?

Within a few weeks of taking a “low dose” of Xanax (0.25 mg nightly), I developed a tremor and severe anxiety. In hindsight, these symptoms were a result of interdose withdrawal and tolerance. At the time, this was not readily apparent to me or my doctors.

Is it legal to take Xanax past the expiration date?

Manufacturers of drugs like Xanax are required to indicate on the label when a drug expires. It’s a legal requirement. Concerned about liability, manufacturers won’t provide any level of guarantee about a drug’s strength, quality or purity beyond its expiration date.