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How much Xanax is too much?

In general, it is difficult to take too much Xanax. In fact, minor toxicity occurs at 1000 times the normal dose. Plus, because the Xanax high does not occur for many people, Xanax abuse and accompanying dangers is relatively low. In this article, we’ll look at the safe amounts of Xanax and how much Xanax it takes to overdose. Your questions about Xanax use and too much Xanax are welcomed at the end.

Xanax strengths

Xanax is an anti-anxiety medication used to treat panic and mood disorders. Xanax is available as both an immediate release and extended release tablet. Xanax comes in 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg doses.

How much Xanax is safe?

The recommended daily dose of Xanax is 0.75 to 1.5 mg throughout the day. It’s hard to overdose on Xanax, but Xanax overdose is possible, usually in combination with other drugs. People have been reported taking doses of up to 2000 mg and experiencing only minor toxicity. That’s about 1333 times the typical recommended daily dose. So Xanax is incredibly safe and very difficult to overdose on if taken by itself.

Note here that you can develop a tolerance to Xanax and eventual dependence or addiction, but doctors usually don’t prescribe Xanax for more than a couple of months due to its habit-forming properties. Xanax use shouldn’t be a problem if it’s used only as-needed for panic attacks or at a low daily dose for a short periods of time.  Plus, snorting Xanax bars is not safe.  Furthermore,  mixing Xanax and alcohol is not safe and can cause alcohol poisoning.

How much Xanax can you take at once?

Only up to 2mg of Xanax should be taken at one time, and that’s only in someone with a tolerance for the medication. Taking Xanax in large quantities to “get high” can cause adverse side effects even if it’s not medically dangerous. Snorting Xanax or taking Xanax to get high can also impair your balance, judgment, and alertness, putting you at risk for accidents. Additionally, taking high doses of Xanax puts you at risk of withdrawal seizures as well.

How much Xanax to overdose?

Again, at over 1000 times the normal dose, Xanax usually only causes minor symptoms. It’s very difficult to overdose just by taking Xanax pills. However, when combined with alcohol or other central nervous system depressants, it becomes much easier to overdose on Xanax, and can even be fatal. In fact, it’s dangerous to mix Xanax and alcohol at all, even in small amounts.

Toxic levels of Xanax in the system

You can overdose on Xanax by taking Xanax bars orally. But it’s much easier to overdose on Xanax by taking it in ways other than prescribed. Crushing the Xanax and snorting it, or dissolving it in water and injecting it, significantly increases your risk of overdose.

How much Xanax is fatal?

How much Xanax is fatal depends on the situation. Again, relatively low doses of Xanax can be fatal if combined with alcohol, narcotics, or other CNS depressing medications. But Xanax very rarely causes death in otherwise health individuals when it’s taken alone, even at enormous doses. But the side effects of Xanax abuse can include terrible withdrawal symptoms and addiction, so it’s still a bad idea to take high doses of Xanax recreationally.

How much Xanax should I take?

You should take the amount of Xanax prescribed to you by your doctor. Never take more than recommended by a medical professional, and only take this oral medication as directed.

Too much Xanax questions

You can also learn more about Xanax (alprazolam) addiction, available treatment options, and what you can do to help an addicted loved one in our alprazolam addiction treatment programs and help GUIDE and be better prepared when it’s time to take matters into hands.

Do you have questions about taking too much Xanax? Please leave your questions, comments, or experiences here. We try to respond to all comments with a personal and prompt reply. And if we can’t answer your Xanax questions, we will refer you to someone who can.

Reference Sources: Medline Plus: Alprazolam
PubChem: Alprazolam

ToxNet: Alprazolam
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Mills
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I have to have a breast MRI I experience extreme panic in closed spaces. Therefore, my doctor prescribed xanax 0.5mg the night before and 0.5mg an hour before the proceedure. My prceedure time change to 6:00 p.m. would it be ok to take a pill and a half of o.5mg at once. I am afraid just one 0.5mg will not be enough to calm me down to get through the proceedure. Please advise. thank you
Addiction Blog
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Hello Mills. You will have to consult with your prescribing doctor or a pharmacist to answer your question. However, it does seem logical to stick with the dosing regimen and instead of taking 0.5 mg Xanax the night before, take it in the AM, and then another 0.5 mg right before the procedure.
yorgo
Saturday, November 24th, 2012

I just want some help coming dow from this bender. only have xanax or muscle relaxer cyclobenzaprineWill they help?
Addiction Blog
Monday, January 28th, 2013

Hi yorgo. Xanax is best taken under prescription supervision. If you need a prescription, you can seek help from an ER, medical clinic or from your family doctor.
Bree
Saturday, March 9th, 2013

I take 0.5mg of Xannax. what medications should I avoid while taking the benzo?
Natasha Morris
Monday, March 25th, 2013

I took about 4 xanax pills at one time. 2 mg's each. I was 12 years old and never took it before. I was just wondering if it was all in my head because I remember things being slow and I look back and it was all a blur. Just curious however.
valerie g
Thursday, April 11th, 2013

I am having a terrible time wth anxiety right now because of things beyond my control. I hate feeling scared so I took 1.5 mg xanax to try to get rid of this feeling . My uaual dose is.5 3 times a day. Have I taken too much. I just want to get to where I don! care.tt
Addiction Blog
Monday, April 15th, 2013

Hello Valerie. Check in with a doctor or pharmacist. Also, I'd suggest that you speak with a psychologist about underlying anxiety, as you can learn coping mechanisms that do not involve chemically numbing the brain in order to deal with these thoughts.
Gabby B.
Saturday, April 27th, 2013

I took 12 ,50 xanax, is that too much?
julio
Sunday, May 5th, 2013

is it safe if you take xanax 1 a day then take it 2 times a day the next day and then take it 3 times a day the next and from the 3rd day on take it 3 times daily ?
Addiction Blog
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Hello Julio. Check with your prescribing doctor about frequency of dosing. However, the increased dosing schedule that you outline does not seem standard (from my non-professional understanding).
Francisco
Friday, May 31st, 2013

Hi, I have been taking different doses of alphrazolam (xanax) for over 10 years now. Currently I am taking 1.5mg a day which is working even though I am very stressed out. I am concern about the addiction issue with xanax and I am planning on lowering the doses to 1mg/day to avoid any addiction or dependency. I do suffer of anxiety from time to time and depression. Is my current dose too much? Any advise, suggestion or recommendation?
Addiction Blog
Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Hello Francisco. Hmmm. This question would be best addressed by a pharmacist. See if you can schedule a walk in consultation or speak by phone with a pharmacist, or two, in your area. They generally have more time to spend with patients than doctors and can give you some good insight into dosing amounts and frequencies, as well as alternative options both over-the-counter and lifestyle choices that can help you manage anxiety.
lisa
Monday, July 22nd, 2013

my boyfriend just took at least 6 0.5 Xanax shuld I call 911~
Addiction Blog
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Hi Lisa. You can call 9-1-1 or you can first call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 to report systems and get advice on next steps.
felipe
Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Hello. I take a one time dose before sleep of 5 mg every night for about 5 years now. I know its very high but im constantly worried that its a dangerous dose and i might be hurting my brain too much. Ive tried tapering down so many times but always fail to do so. Would apreciate any insights. Thank you.
connie
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

I was prescribed a 0.05 dose but feel it has no affect and think about taking two at a time Yes? No?
Addiction Blog
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Hello Felipe. I'd suggest that you consult with your prescribing doctor. You'll need to have a plan in order to treat underling problems with sleep before attempting to taper. Hello Connie. You'll need an OK from your doctor before upping the dose.
SAsha binns
Monday, November 4th, 2013

I am prescribed 0.25 mg. of xanax four times a day it a not working can I take two mg and be ok
Addiction Blog
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Hello Sasha. You'll need medical supervision and a doctor's OK before increasing doses of Xanax.
elaine
Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Hi I've been using 0.5 mg 2 a day for a month an half and was wondering if I've build a tolerance. I'm kinda nervous reading a lot of horror stories from benzo withdrawals. I see my dr monday to see if I can get another anxiety med
Emily
Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Hi. I was prescribed 0.25mg of Xanax every 8 hours as needed, but I feel like it isn't doing anything. I have severe panic disorder and it's gotten to the point that I can't leave my bed! Is it ok to take two of the tablets to see if that helps? I can't get a hold of my doctor.
Addiction Blog
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Hi Emily. No, it's not OK to increase Xanax doses without doctor permission. Seek medical help, and look into lifestyle alternatives so that you can mitigate the symptoms as they occur.
Steven
Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Can Xanax be taken with Remeron and Zoloft?
Justin Snyder
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Last night I took 5 mg, and smoked pot and felt great. Went back home munched down not too hard and when I woke up I started hurling everywhere. Is there an explanation for this?
dan
Sunday, April 20th, 2014

my girlfriend died from choking on her throw from anax over dose with out any achl
linda gillespie
Saturday, April 26th, 2014

I've taken alprozolam .05 mg. at bedtime for anxiety and to make it possible to go to sleep and stay asleep through the night. I've taken the .05mg. for about 13 years and then it wasn't working. I'm thinking I've become somewhat ammuned to this dosage. So, talked with my doctor and he increased my dosage to one .05 and 1/2 of another .05 tablet. That worked some times but most nights, I would wake up about 4am and could not get back to sleep. So, I decided to try two .05 mg. tabs at bedtime and I now sleep through the night and am not droggy or dizzy or anything when I wake up. I am 69 years old, divorced, retired and live by myself with my dog. My question is: is it common that people who take this drug for years can become ammuned to it or maybe that's not the right word but can it just lose its effectiveness and need to increase the dosage. I do not have any other disorders other than not being able to go to sleep and stay asleep and I've had a sleep apnea test and I do not have sleep apnea. Thank You
Addiction Blog
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Hello Linda. Yes, daily use of Xanax can provoke the phenomenon known as "tolerance", or the need for increased dosing (amount or frequency) in order to achieve initial therapeutic effect.
Tom
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

I have been taking Xanax for 7 years, 1mg in morning and one in evening. I would be dead w/o it. My nerves were shot after a stressful event and believe me the pain is physical, especially in the gut for me. I don't want to take it but a person in general could never survive the way I feel w/o it. I also do NEVER get a high off of it, just some relief. Would like to get off but just not happening unfortunately. I'm looking for a doctor in the new field of neuroendercology or something like that. I don't want to take them but it is impossible. Im pretty disgusted about it.
plz help me understand
Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Okay so I'm rx to take 1 mg 3 times a day....but I find myself only taking at most 1 mg a day...I also take a blood pressure Med called amlodopine besylate 5mg once a day...I guess I'm just wanting to know if I'm safe period and even if I did need the three mg daily would I still be OK?
Marbella
Friday, June 6th, 2014

Hi My doctor subscribed me xananx 0.25 i Was wondering if i could take 2 at once because 0.25 isn't strong enough
brittany mitchell
Sunday, June 8th, 2014

I weigh 120 lbs. I'm on 1 mg xanex. I just took 8of them... I also am in serquel 200 mg to. Could i overdose from taking this many?
Just wondering
Monday, June 9th, 2014

I'm prescribed 2 mg Xanax 4 times a day. To get sleep I have to take 3 at a time. I also take 2 at a time throughout the day. Will I overdose?
Myra
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

I feel better after reading these post. I was afraid of getting addicted. 4 years ago I was prescribed .5 mg Alprozolam PRN. I am averaging .25 mg 4 times a month. It helps when I am desperate bc of anxiety. Are there better alternatives?
Addiction Blog
Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Hello Myra. The alternatives to Rx anxiety medications are mainly lifestyle based. Have you consulted with a psychologist yet? Speaking with a certified counselor near you is a good place to start.
Linda
Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Hi, I was prescribed .05 Xanax one in the morning and one in the evening. I take them both together every evening so that I can sleep. Should I stop this dosage and go to one in the am and one in the pm? I do not ever take any more than this dosage. I have been doing this for several years. I would appreciate you feedback.
John H.
Saturday, July 12th, 2014

This is a pill from hell. I got hooked on it accidentally and had suicide tendencies. You can not quit this immediately. Have to cut it in half every five days. It was a bitch to get off it. Took over a month after I quit to get back to normal again. Do not take this crap. It is poison.
Pat M
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

i have been on 3mg of xanax a day for the past 3 years prescribed and abused it recreationally before. i cannot stop taking it without loss of appetite, nausea, anxiety attacks, and other symptoms i am considering withdrawal. i use more than 3 miligrams a day, usually closer to 6. how bad will the detox be
gayla
Thursday, July 17th, 2014

can you take 2 of those 0.5 milligrams and atillbe safe
Addiction Blog
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Hello Pat. Speak with your prescribing doctor to set up an individualized tapering plan to minimize severity of symptoms during detox. 3 years of medium dosage use can provoke rebound anxiety and requires medical supervision during withdrawal.
robert
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

I have been prescribed xanax at 2mg per dose at 6mg per day. I have only taken about ten of the 2mg pills in a months time. I only take them when I know anxiety will set in. I am about to fly for about 8 hours and my fears are heights and being confined. I don't think one 2mg dose will allow me to fly. Would a 4mg dose do the job?
Ed McGinn
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

My wife has taken 8 5mg zanax over the period of 6 hours and takin 4 melletonin should I be concerned
Marc
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Hi. I’m currently taking 2mg Xanax 3 times a day…& it’ seems my doctor not making any effort to take me of them anytime soon… Is it better for me to ask him for 3mg Xanax , instead taking total of 6mg. what u thinks?
Fiona
Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Can I just confirm that the dose of 0.5mg spoken about here is the same as 500 microgram??
Martha
Thursday, September 18th, 2014

I can't remember if I took my xanax tonight for the neuropathy in my foot...it's pins and needles. Should I take one or will it be harmful if I took.one earlier. It's 0.75. Thanks.
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Hello Martha. If you can't remember whether or not you took the Xanax, I'd suggest yo skip the missed dose, and take your pill when it's almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
michelle
Monday, September 22nd, 2014

I just took 6 xanax in the last 8 hours. 1 at 10am, 2 at 2:30pm and 3 at 6pm. I have a strong tolence towards it as 2 doesnt even make me calm down. I wanted to know if that was too much and if its possible to have serious side effects and what to look out for. They are prescribed but only 1mg, which does nothing for me. I am 111 pounds, 5'1" female and 16 if any of that helps.
LaDonna
Sunday, September 28th, 2014

I take 6mg of xanax daily and I feel just fine ànd I also take 4mg of suboxone Salyers
richter
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

I have a problem being is small/tight places. I am taking a MRI and how much of a Xanax dose can I take for this one time event?
rich
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

I have an MRI appointment and I have a fear of "closed in " places. How much Xanax caan I take for this ONE event? Thank You. Rich
Ivey
Thursday, October 16th, 2014

I had a xanax last night and then one this morning. I then (about 8 hours later) had 3 beers over the course of the night. I'm worried if I sleep I won't wake up as will have od ed unintentionally. Would just like to know if I'm ok to sleep or should wait it out. I feel ok just sleepy
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Friday, October 17th, 2014

Hi Ivey. The alcohol in beer enhances the effects of Xanax, so even though the effects of the medication started to wear off, they were intensified by the beer. But, you should be ok. Just try to eat someting and have someone beside you for help if needed.
cindy
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

I have always taken ,1 /2 1mg tablet for sleep but not working. I have taken 8 since 5 pm and its now midnight and not even tired.
cmg
Sunday, October 26th, 2014

I just took 3 mg at one time, orally, honestly because I just wanted to check out and sleep. This is the first timeIj have taken that dose I know this is something to discuss with my doctor. Am I safe right now? I haven't taken anything else (except a xanax and 10mg ambien at about 2am. What are the chances of withdraw/seizure? Thanks
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Monday, October 27th, 2014

Hi Brianna. Take your child to the ER as soon as possible. You don't have time to wait!
shanyn
Sunday, November 30th, 2014

My brother recently has come to live with me and suffers from many issues with anxiety and depression. He seems to have a lot of medications. I'm not sure of spellings but he takes kolonopin.xanax and several others. I'm worried about him and am looking for answers and help for him. I'm not even sure if the same doctor wrote all the prescriptions. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
Scared I'm addicted
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

I have been prescribed xanax, well the generic, for almost a year now. I don't feel like I'm abusing them aside from now having to take two of my 1 mg instead of the one because 1 mg does nothing to me but, my real concern here is, I take them even when I'm not having an attack. Like I just feel the urge I need one. Think of it as an urge for a cigarette type feeling. When I try and fight it I get sweats and then start getting anxiety just thinking about it. I've tried coming off it but withdrawal is literally worse than pain med free childbirth, and I know that feeling, and I'm worrying about it. Should I see about changing meds or just get off completely? Is there a way to do so without tapering or withdrawaling? Please reply.
Hector
Friday, December 12th, 2014

I had problems with drug addiction in the past & now i take 2 & 3 at a time while taking 2mg subuxone! I have a high tolerance for most medications! Any advice? Not addicted yet... But im afraid it would lead to some other drugs...
richard
Thursday, December 18th, 2014

on Xanax-2mg 3x daily-mistakenly took 4mg in one dose. how do I handle rest of day?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Hi Richard. How are you feeling? In situations like these, Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or call your doctor. Searching on the internet is not always the safest option.
mckenzie
Saturday, February 14th, 2015

I have been taking xanax for quite a few years on and off and although my doctor prescribe Me to take about 4 milligrams total throughout the day for some reason when I first get the prescription I have noticed every once in awhile for that first night I only will take the recommended dose but when I wake in the morning there is about 30 tablets missing no one has access to it either has anyone else experienced this when I wake I feel completely fine as though I never took any extra how is this possible and again has anyone else done this
Missy
Monday, February 16th, 2015

Hi everyone, I've been reading all you're post's & am VERY suprised by the response: (re: max dose of xanax 2mg daily) My Dr. prescribed take 2 tablets by mouth twice a day for anxiety. (120 count/2 mg tablets/must last 30 days)
ricky
Friday, February 20th, 2015

I had an anxiety attack so i took one xanax bar, 2mg. In the midst of the attack, i may have taken one not remembering i took the other until a few minutes later. Should i try to throw up ( its been about 30min) Am i in danger of OD with 4 mg of xanax?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Friday, February 27th, 2015

Hi Ricky. If do not take Xanax often and your organism is not used to it, then 4mg is a high dose. You should seek medical help if you start feeling weird or have someone drive you to the doctors.
Billie
Thursday, February 26th, 2015

My daughter died after having a seizure and had respiratory failure . The toxicology report showed only Xanax in her system . Her death was determined to be pharmacology overdose . How can that be from what all I read in this blog ?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Friday, February 27th, 2015

Hello Billie. I'm very sorry for your loss! Depends on how she took it, how much, and if she used it before or she over-did-it on the first try. The respiratory depression and seizure that were found as a COD generally point to mixing the medication with other substances.
Julie
Monday, March 2nd, 2015

I have panic attacks everyday. I take 2mg of xanax 4 times a day but it doesn't help. I think I've become tolerant to the xanax, but I'm afraid nothing else will help either. Is there any hope?
Harry
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Is taking 4 of the 1mg Xanax the same as taking 1 Xanax bar
Justin
Sunday, March 29th, 2015

You ppl are retarded, some of these questions and statements are just the dumbest thing ive ever read. YOU WILL NOT DIE From 2-4 mg of xanax. and Harry talking 4 1 mg xanax is not the same as taking a bar. 1 bar = 2 mg , so do the math 1 mg x4 would = 2 bars
mike
Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Is it okay for a 16 year old to take a 0.5 mg larazapam?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Friday, April 17th, 2015

Hi Mike. The dose, frequency of administration, and duration of therapy is individualized according to patient's response, and only with doctor's approval.
Billie
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

My neighbor is getting a MRI done and dr was going to give her 45 mg of xanax because of claustrophobic and also has panic attacks. Would a dr do this, just doesn't sound likely to me.
Diana
Monday, April 27th, 2015

I am prescribed 1mg xanax I take occasionally for panic attacks. I do not abuse it but am accustomed to that dose. For most situations it's adequate. For my root canal I found it severely inadequate and thought I was suffocating, my panic attack was so bad even though I premedicated with the 1mg Xanax. I have to have minor oral surgery and I am disappointed they only prescribed me .5 mg to "relax" me. I'm scared I'm going to freak out. Can I take 2mg?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Hi Diana. I don't believe you will be put in risk in any way if you do. But, I also advise you to seek doctor's advise first, since larger doses may interfere with the anaesthesia they give you. Please be careful.
aby
Saturday, May 9th, 2015

I just mistakenly took 7 xanx pills that were 1mg each. What will happen to me?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Hi Aby. Call the Poison Control Center on 1-800-222-1222 to speak to poison experts and assess the risk of overdose. They will instruct you on what you should do next to prevent any problems from happening.
Ph.D
Saturday, May 16th, 2015

I'm currently a college student at an SEC school and the most xanax I've ever taken was 7.5 bars (15 mg) over a period of 4 hours with 10 beers. I remember virtually nothing and woke up the next morning in the hospital. Apparently I told the officer who found me to "Go ahead and shoot me" because if I got in trouble with the university again I would be suspended. Haven't used xanax since, but I feel incredibly lucky to still be alive. Sure it can be fun, but be careful.
James
Saturday, May 30th, 2015

If somone were to take 1-3mg daily (recreationally) for three months could they become vulnerable to the terrible withdrawal symptoms mentioned above if they stopped cold turkey?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Hi James. Yes, it is very possible. Our bodies get quickly adapted to medications or any substances we use regularly for a period of time. So, if you suddenly stop use, withdrawal symptoms will arise.
matthew
Friday, June 5th, 2015

im on 1mg xanax i take it for anxiety attacks, is this a solution for just the attack or is it going to stop the attacks over time
kay
Saturday, June 13th, 2015

I have been taking 2or3 .5 xanex for about 2 years due to anxiety. I have been recently tapered off of lortab low dose from pain disorder. I am wondering if the fuzzy anxiety I feel can be from the xanex. Like my body says OK, its almost 24 hrs from your dose. Can u have a tolerance from such a low dose?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Hi Kay. Yes, our organism gets accustomed to the presence of any substance after some time of regular use and starts to need it to function normally. Your organism will learn to not need the Xanax after a while, but is now in a healing process.
B-Man
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

My physician prescribes me 1mg of Xanax a day to sleep. It wasn't working so I get more from friends. I'm up to 3 or 4 mg a day. I want to tapper back off completely. I'm sick of having to rely on a pill to sleep but I'm afraid of the withdrawal affects. I have heard stories. What should I do?
Cathy
Thursday, June 18th, 2015

I have had severe anxiety for years trying several anxiety meds. one mg of zanaz 3 times a day with atarex 3-4 times helps.. Is this dosage ok ?
kiya
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

My mother took 2 0.50 dose of xnax by mistake. She is only supposed to take 1 0.50 should I call 911
Ivey
Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Took sumatriptan last night for migraine and just took 2mg Xanax now to help me sleep. Used to take lass but tolerance has gone up. Am I ok to sleep or shud u panicking about overdose ?
Ivana @ Addiction Blog
Monday, June 29th, 2015

Hi Ivey. There are no reported drug interactions between sumatriptan and Xanax. I believe that you will be OK, but if you do start to feel unusual symptoms it is best to ask someone to drive you to the hospital. I don't believe it will come to that, but just in case - be prepared.
Yigler
Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Do not listen to anyone who says xanax has low addiction rate..not to mention the worst withdrawls ever...almost as bad as heroin! Do yourself a favor ifbu teally need something like xanax but dont want the high risk tollerance...get klonopin much better..not as srtrong..(but makes u feel great) 2- 1mg is perfect..if low tollarence then 1.5) doesnt make u retarted u can carry on conversations...great night sleep...& a while lot less chance of addiction on these compared 2 xanny! I am very experienced people i went to med school for almost 7 years...so if any questions dont hesitate..its not worth your life...
Taylor
Monday, July 27th, 2015

I am prescribed Xanax and just take it as I need it. Sometimes I take just 0,5mg the whole day and other times I take 0.5mg three times a day. I was wondering, how much Xanax can you take in a 24 hour period without oversoing?
Jeanne
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

I have osteoporosis AND anxiety disorder, I have read about SSRIs and Osteoporosis. How dangerous is ,065 mg of Xanax daily to take in regards to the osteoporosis treatment?
Logan
Thursday, August 27th, 2015

I am 20 years old. I weigh 150 pounds. I have just taken 6 1mg Xanax tablets.
Brad
Friday, August 28th, 2015

Ive never had anxiety before and have only done xanax a handful of times. .25-.5 mg does nothing really. 1mg makes me slightly tired and a slight nice numb relaxed feeling. 2 mg makes me fell nice and relaxed with a good (tranquilized) nice numbness feeling with a descent amount of tiredness, but i can easily stay awake and enjoy the nice feeling. I could easily take 3 mg and enjoy a real good body high and could keep my self awake to enjoy the feeling. Any more than that i would fall asleep and it would be a waste. I have no xanax dependency and i rarely take the stuff unless it is offered to me. I am nowhere NEAR blacking out on any of these doses, kinda wierd to me that people do.. I am in my mid 20's Male and i weight 190lbs.
Wadia
Saturday, August 29th, 2015

I took 10 tablets of xanax 0.5 mg...i just want to sleep. But its not working..should i try more? Heavy dose?
john
Monday, September 21st, 2015

Can xanax b injected in to your vein
Addiction Blog
Monday, September 21st, 2015

Hi John. Xanax, as many other benzodiazepines is not water soluble. If you somehow manage to inject Xanax you'll end up with a lot of filler materials and pill residue in your bloodstream, which is bad for the organism.
Erik
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

I took 12mg in a span of 6 hours I'm barely high
Kathleen
Sunday, October 18th, 2015

I have been a heavy drinker and have recently stopped. I also have GAD for which I am prescribed 2mg of xanax per day. I often take half that or none. I also take trileptal for seizure disorder. currently due to the cold turkey abstinence from alcohol my anxiety is thru the roof. I can't drive and have many anxiety attacks during the day. I will contact my neurologist but in my case what would be a realistic increase in xanax to get me thru the alcohol withdrawal? thank you
Jimmy
Monday, November 30th, 2015

Can zanex kill a person in respiratory distress??
Suzy
Friday, December 18th, 2015

My psychiatrist has had me on 2 mg every night for over a year now. My general practitioner said that's a pretty high dose. I don't want to be addicted or have medical problems from this. I'm allergic to Ativan because it makes me "jittery" and hyper. Should I ask my psychiatrist to cut down on my dose of Xanax or maybe change to something else? Is Xanax the mildest of the anti-anxiety meds? I like both of my doctors and my GP didn't actually say I shouldn't be taking that much. He was just surprised when I told him my dose. Thank you for any input.
smokey
Monday, December 21st, 2015

thanks so bared out though ti was guna die lmfao
Muhammad
Friday, December 25th, 2015

i have suffer anxety depression and tension could u tell me please as I have taking xanax .05 mg night and moring
Tedebear
Thursday, December 31st, 2015

I have been on 2mg. of Xanax 4 X's a day for many years. I know I am addicted and it doesn't help me much anymore. So I have built up a tolerance. I am not sure what it can or has done to me. I have memory problems and some brain damage (white matter) on my brain from an MRI. I still have terrible anxiety and panic attacks. I am disabled and stay in the house almost 24/7. The anxiety has been worse since this has been going on, I have many awful things happen to me in the last few years and am alone. Could this be causing brain damage after all I am 61 and have had non-stop stress, lost my husband of 30+ years and my mother among other things. I also have fibromyalgia, etc. I haven't had a psychiatrist for quite a while. There are not many in my area so my PCP renews them. I would like to go off of them but don't know how to control my anxiety and panic since I have had since I was about 10 yrs. old. The PCP's never say anything about the dosage to me. When I am at home I feel like I'm living minute to minute for time to take another pill. I can't focus or stay on task or sometimes can't do anything. Please can u help me?
Yumna
Friday, January 1st, 2016

After I took 3 pills of xanax I started to get temperature but i am normal back in my senses. So what should I do if I have a little temperature.
Jeanne
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

I am on 200 mg of lamotrgin 1x daily and 20 mg of fluoxitine 1 per day. If needed is it safe to take o.5 mg of alprazolam 2tab a day every 3hrs
b. f.
Monday, January 4th, 2016

I have a friend who takes 1mgs of xanax and thinks he is to take them 3x's aday and that is not what the bottle saids , and I tell him this over and over again. It saids take 1 pill 3x a day IF NEEDED for anxiiety. and I'am worried about him. he's been saying he feels like he is having a heart attack and having heavy feeling on his cheast n he has already had a pill in morning and 1 in evening , but he does have some of the systoms of heart attack sweating, heavyness on chest, numbness n tingly all down one side. I think he needs to go in a hospital for drug over doseing him self, cause he has had alot happen to him his wife divorced him then a few months down the road she moved out and left him cause she just could not deal with the stress , from his drinking . But since she has left him in october 2015 he has not drink any beer or nothing like that since their is nothing like that in his frig. and now he sees why she left but didn't believe it before and now it could be to late, He loves her so much they been together for 5 yrs and when she did leave him she went for another guy and moved down state with some dude she claims she haden't seen in 30yrs. I believe my friend may have faults but so does everybody else including her, and he is still a very nice person, I wish for all the help for him .
omar
Saturday, January 9th, 2016

what if I took 2 mg of Xanax and went to the gym to workout is it gonna effect me someway
Shane
Thursday, January 28th, 2016

It's seems the only time I have panic stacks is after a night of drinking alcohol. Not always but sometimes I wake up and feel my attacks coming on and sometime I panic and my bood pressures goes up and the only thing that works is Xanax. I'm just not sure what is a safe dose to use to help calm me down. My dose is .5 mg tie ice a day as needed and my doctor says if I need to double the amount it is ok. I'm not a fan of taking meds but the panic attack are terrible. I think my only option is to stop drinking since it's the only time I have the attacks
Jordan
Friday, March 4th, 2016

Ive done 5 2mg bars over a 4 hour period. If you do it right it wont sedate you to the point of sleep. But then again my tolernace is higher than most
Jill
Monday, March 7th, 2016

can too much zanax, smoking pot and drinking alcohol all at the same time, cause acute memory loss? Meaning blacking out to an incident that occurred while you were combining the above. Thank you.
Rick
Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Surgeon has prescribed Alprazolam (generic for Xanex), 0.25 Mg Tab Sand after major abdominal surgery (Whipple) and a heart attack right after the operation. Dosage stated is one tablet three times per day. It's not hangling my anxiety. Can I safely increase this to four or five tablets a day? Thank you.
Zia
Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Sir when will saturation of enzymes occur, the ones who metabolize alprazolam. I mean the increase in dose of alprazolam and the increase in its metabolism (usually ). If someone take 10 mg of alprazolam so will it follow the same principle or not. What is the threshold for it. How much time my body will take to get rid of all the quantity of alprazolam, if i took 10 mg of it at once,
shane
Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Hey my question is latley i have been having anxity so bad i cant even go outside for more than a hour so cant leave been home almost 2 weeks a friend said i should take a xanax to help calm me down so i can get out to get the help i need should i
mac
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

i took 4 .25 mg's of xanax in a span of 8 hours, and had about 5 shots of vodka in that same spread of time. i dont feel good or bad...just wierdish, and a little restless( especiallt with my legs) . just wondering, am i safe? i dont feel any deathlike or withdrawl like symptoms other than the wrestlessness.
sally
Monday, April 11th, 2016

I have a a yellow xanex bar I don't understand if I cut small pieces off how many mill.is that confused why don't they just givevyoub2mill instead of a bar
keelie
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

I've taken five xanax bars at one time. So, can I take forty .25 mg of xanax to equal the same amount that I usually take? I'm scared to take that many pills, but it would still equal to the five bars that I normally take.
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Hi Keelie. I suggest you speak with your doctor or a pharmacist before making any chances in your medication.
fran
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

phobic of dental needles & procedures. have very bad tooth needing to be dug out. also now have 'end stage' COPD (never smoked--allergic asthma for 38 yrs --on oxygen at 4-5 liters 24/7; NEED take 5 mg of alprazolam 20 minutes before 'start' of dental work. I believe I'll be safe, won't stop breathing. Just need a sort of confirmation that most probably, I'll be ok. Have done this before prior to my need for oxygen all ok w/friend to drive me home.
Mary
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

I got anxiety just reading these posts. It sounds like some therapy & prayer would help some of you. I average 1 mg / MONTH (@ night for when I get so wound up I can't sleep).
Tricia
Thursday, April 21st, 2016

I have very bad anxiety panic attack disorder the Er has been giving me 1 mg xanax and it helps alto I can't see my doctor until the 9th of next month a friend gave me a xanax 3mg XR I cut it into four pieces if I take one at a time will I be ok?
chris
Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Been taking xanex for a month but only as a prn took 1. 2 mg tablet an then hour later took half an an fell asleep and was unresponsive when tried to be woken up
Becky
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Worried about a friend who take 1mg Xanax and I'm afraid she'll try to overdose...she take aint depressant but nothing else I can think of...just please let me know that no matter how many she takes, she won't OD. Thank you
rick
Sunday, April 24th, 2016

taking 8 mg Xanax a day dr orders how do you wene off
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Monday, April 25th, 2016

Hi Rick. I suggest you speak with your doctor to help you create an individualized tapering schedule.
Mack
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Have taked Xanax before. Usually no more than 2 mg and always spaced out between atleast 1 - 2 weeks. Just took 6mg after a long day of adderall and cocaine use. Should i expect any withdrawls from this one time use?
Marcela
Friday, May 27th, 2016

I take 0.5 mg of Xanax every night so that I can sleep. If I don't take it I don't sleep. Can this amount be addictive! I do not use any Xanax during the day.
Dave
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

I took 4 xanax am i dead lol
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Hi Dave. If you don't feel well, call 911 ASAP.
Cam
Friday, June 3rd, 2016

4mg of xanax a night for a month, not prescribed to me and stopping cold turkey give me seizures? Should i taper off or will i be okay.
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Hi Cam. As you said slowly reducing the dose is better for you. I suggest you speak with your doctor to help you plan an individualized tapering schedule.
Hannah
Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Hi there, Im just wondering if its dangerous to take xanax the day after drinking? Or how long after drinking should I wait to take them?
Linda60
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

How do I stop taking them at night? I've been taking 2mg bars at night time They don't help me sleep. I take a 1mg maybe sometime during the day not always have been on them for yrs!
Brittany
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

My boyfriend has taken 2 pills of Xanax at that same time and then smoked weed , is that bad when he does have anxiety too ?
Mara
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

I take 50 mg of Paroxitine daiy and it's supposed to help with anxiety. NOT! The Dr. is weaning me off Xanam... down to 2.5 twice a day. Anxiety is worse than ever... Any thoughts? I just don't believe that all of the medical lit is one size fits all...
Amanda
Friday, July 15th, 2016

Is there a such thing as a gold xanax bars?
Tan
Monday, July 18th, 2016

Will XANAX at dosage of 0.25 mg taken nightly at bedtime make one addictive to it? Thank you.
Scott
Thursday, July 21st, 2016

I take 1 1/2 mg in the morning and the same amount around one or 2pm. I also take lexapro daily. This combo has changed my life with anxiety and panic attacks. It's very potent so I sort of built up to this level. Drinking on it makes me completely incoherent and causes black outs. Not good.
Scott
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

What other medicines work like Xanax?
Mamitashi
Saturday, July 30th, 2016

My husband has MS and Multifocal Dystonia, lately he is suffering from too much shaking on his left arm. He used to take Xanax 1 mg three times a day but now he is under hospice care the doctor changed to 2 mg as needed every two hours. What is the right maximum amount in mg is recommended daily? Aside from XANAX my husband also take Clonazepam, Tizanidine , Baclofen and his pain maintenance is Oxycodone. Thank you.
Lauriemyint
Saturday, July 30th, 2016

i have been taking Xanax 0.25mg tif for about 5 years. It really helps my panic attics and anxiety. While at my medical dr. She was up set when she heard my psyc dr has me taking that much. She said I was addicted. I now have major anxiety about this. If this medicine is helping me, and I have not increased it in all this time, is it bad for me to continue.
Joseph
Saturday, August 20th, 2016

I take 2 mgs in the morning and 2 at night for P.T.S.D. I'm paralyzed from the waste down I also take dilaudid and oxycontin. If I was to run out of Xanax would I go through bad withdrawl?
Mke
Thursday, September 1st, 2016

O took 3 1mg xanax and crushed another ar a freind advice to calm down.starting tomworry a little.is this to.much
Barbara
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

I have a seriously disabled daughter and severe medical issues of my own due to her care. The last two years have been a series of crises; having to move twice in 6 mos because of damages to apts; more than a dozen hospitalizations, one which resulted in 5 surgeries, including implantation of a cardiac pacemaker; her father taking me to court twice to terminate financial support and three attempts at terminating her medical insurance, which cost me $1500; my son getting a second dui; a caregiver making false allegations against him of physical abuse of his sister because she was fired. He was exonerated, but it was horrendous for him. There are even more things than I've listed, but you get the idea. I've been off and on Xanax since my daughter's brain surgery 15 years ago, but never for this long - I've gone without for a total of maybe 4 mos in the last two years. I take .5 twice a day and for a short time, three times a day. My daughter's medical condition, and mine, can only deteriorate and I live in constant fear of the future because I have absolutely nothing to fall back on, having been her primarily caregiver all her life and never working more than part time. I don't see myself ever being able to be free of anxiety medication, but it bothers me that I'm taking because you hear such horror stories about benzos. I am also on Wellbutrin, 300mg. I wasn't aware there is a long acting form of Xanax and wonder if that would help. Any input would be much appreciated.
Marie
Saturday, September 10th, 2016

I take 0.05 of Xanax twice a day. How close together can I take them? Thank you
Cruise
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

I just took 0.50 mg of my dads Xanax just to calm down from an anxiety attack, will I be okay?
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Hi Cruise. If you don't feel well, tell your parents immediately or call 911.
Eric
Friday, September 23rd, 2016

I've developed a tolerance for xanax but I need it to get through my days. I've been through a lot. How do I go about asking to go up to 2mg doses at a time. Right now I'm on 1mg three times daily. It's just not working.
Angela
Sunday, September 25th, 2016

I took 1mg Xanax this morning then 2mg 4 hours later....can I take more or is that dangerous?
linda
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

My step daughter is 19. She was prescribed xanax 1 mg tablets three times a day by her family doctor. She weighs 107 lbs. She has slight anxiety I know because I have it too. She took two of her pills yesterday and did not hear her baby wake up to eat at 5 am. Do you think this is to strong of a dose for her? I think it is but I'm not sure. Thank you
Ricardo
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

I took a 50mg sertraline tablet cut in half and an alprazolam tablet .5 mg at same time cause I did not know any better and I believe I have developed brain damage that is going to cost me my life unless I figure out how to undo the damage, I had a severe headache and lost sense of smell, sense of taste, sense of pain and have trouble breathing and eating, can someone out there please help me
Stu
Thursday, September 29th, 2016

I take 2 2mg xanax 3 times a day. No other drugs. Its an anxiety problem. Is this going to cause high liver enzyumes and I would like to taper off this amount and take an anti depressant suhh as Lexapro. Does Klonopin help me get off the xanax. What is the best way to taper off the 6 mg daily. Thank you for your help in advance
Jay
Saturday, October 8th, 2016

I have been taking Xanax for over 20 year 1-3 tablets PRN (1 mg) tablets. Never had a problem and it still works. I calm down almost immediately. and use it only as needed. Not every person is the same and I am tired of doctors putting everyone in the same box.
Carla
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Hi i just have a question, i had anxity all day yesterday and my zanexs wouldnt help n i took a clonapin n it dint help, ive never had this problem and i been on meds for 22 years, my zanex always helps. So y dint anything help, ??To much stress and thinking about it all day to non stop.
Mary
Thursday, October 13th, 2016

My heart goes out to all you people. Good heavens, Satan has a lot of people in strong bondage. Call on the name of Yeshua (Jesus' real name). Ask Him to help you. Get a relationship with Yehovah, the one true Elohim of the universe. He is able to help you. Just call on His Name. He will help you.
Debbie
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

If someone takes 13 Xanax in 4 hours how long will the effects last?
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Friday, October 21st, 2016

Hi Dabbie. That's a huge amount of Xanax... Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk or with help on what to do next.
mary
Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Can Xanax help me to get off of a very small amount of oxycodone? I was on eight 5mg daily of oxycodone for knee replacement and a torn meniscus in the other knee and also for back pain after back surgery. I am almost off of this drug but will run out in three days. Will taking just one tablet 5mg of oxycodone twice a day( as I only have 6 tables left.) be enough to keep me out of withdrawl. Also will taking my 1mg tablet of Xanax several hours between help me as well. Thank you so much. I am a 70 year old female and am very careful with my meds. I have a new doctor but she will not issue me another contract as she stated she was afraid of the government reaction or something to that affect which is why I am going off the durg.
JT
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Xanax here a a prescription drug and being strictly controlled. I take 0.25 mg at 1pm and 0.5 mg at bedtime 11pm. daily to control my Blood Pressure from surging up (spiking) in spite of being on BP Drugs. The spikes tend to attack when I exert myself physically or mentally. The above maintenance dosages have to be continued as an insurance so that the spikes do not attack me. I am aged 85 and have been on this Xanax dosages for just over a year, so far with no side effects.
Jennifer
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

I was going in for an MRI and am very claustrophobic! I have 2 mg alprozolqm for my 105 lb. dog to use for thunderstorms. I figured I could take it also. Since I weigh more that 100 pounds I took 3 mg of the drug. Needless to say ...I slept thru the entire MRI and the rest of the day and night. I am still not clearheaded...should I worry?
lothar
Saturday, November 26th, 2016

I take 0.5mg of xanax at nite for sleep is this o.k.
gagan
Friday, December 2nd, 2016

what happens 7mg xanax mixed with alocohal and aceclofenac
lothar
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

I take 0.5 of xanax for sleep every nite is this a danger
gene
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

can I take .25 mg of Xanax twice inorder to sleep
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Hi Gene. I suggest that you speak with a doctor before making any medication changes.
Marcela
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

I take 0.5 mg Xanax for sleep since I have insomnia. I take it 3 times a week only. Will that create an addiction to Xanax?
jboy73
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

i know someone who is taking around 7 - 1mg xanax pills a day is this dangerous and does she need help
Alan
Monday, December 19th, 2016

I was prescribed .5 xanax (1-3 times daily) by my PCP two months ago for anxiety. I have taken it semi regularly. Most Ive ever taken in one day is 1.5. Usually its .25, .5 or .326, sometimes .75. There were also some days where I didn't take any. I want to get off this medication and am trying a taper schedule. I am now down to .126 (half of a .25 tab) on day 3 of that. I just need to know what to do now. Do I try the .126 every other day for a few days or should I just quit here? I have heard some awful things about withdrawals from this med and I never would have taken it any more than a few times had I known that when the doc wrote the Rx for it. I just want to be sure I do this right. Thanks!
Paula
Saturday, December 24th, 2016

In fell and hit my head, fracrured my skull, 2 neck surgies one anterior and one posterior. Top that with a torn rotator cuff and a TBI. Xanax seems to be the only thing that helps my anxiety and help me "relax" enough to fight through the pain. Percocet and hydro seem to do nothing. I take 2 fm of Xanax about every 4 hours. Is this going to hurt me long term ?
Hannah
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

I have been self-medication occasional panic attacks with xanax for a decade. I've always managed to use it "as needed" but my as my access to it became more consistent, I began using it during periods of mid-level anxiety, when before I would not have. This has led to daily use, increased dosage, a reliance on it for social situations, physical and mental dependency. This has snowballed within the past 6 months. I typically take about .75 mg day, only occasionally double dosing in the same day. I need to stop but just the idea make me anxious. I'm going to see a doctor but not for about 10 days and I'd like some advice?
labo
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

How does it work? Alprazolam tablets contain the active ingredient alprazolam, which is a type of medicine called a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are used for their sedative and anxiety-relieving effects. Benzodiazepines work by acting on receptors in the brain called GABA receptors. This causes the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) in the brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are stored in nerve cells in the brain and nervous system. They are involved in transmitting messages between the nerve cells. GABA is a neurotransmitter that acts as a natural 'nerve-calming' agent. It helps keep the nerve activity in the brain in balance, and is involved in inducing sleepiness, reducing anxiety and relaxing muscles. Alprazolam increases the activity of GABA in the brain and therefore increases its calming effect. This helps decrease anxiety and also causes drowsiness and relaxation of muscles. Alprazolam is used for the treatment of severe anxiety, including anxiety associated with depression. It should only be used when the disorder is severe, disabling or subjecting the individual to extreme distress. It is only suitable for short-term use, as the medicine has a high potential for dependence and addiction. Alprazolam remains active in the body for many hours and, as a result, any drowsiness it causes may last into the next day. .
Michael
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

I have been on xanax since 1998. 6mg daily since 2000. I have no idea on how to get off these things. I'm 61 with stage 2 chf. I doubt I live long enough to taper. I am so angry... i know, go take a xanax! Mike
lothar
Thursday, February 16th, 2017

I use 0.5 mg at bedtime every day is there a danger I take it for sleep and depression
AlprazInquiry
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

How many hours should I wait after having .5 mg of alprazolam to have a glass of wine, and also after taking two .05 mg at one time, how long should one wait to have a glass of wine? Thank you very much
Nicole
Friday, March 3rd, 2017

"I have a friend who is using Xanax in large amount "Can anything go wrong its not prescribe by a GP. It is bought of the street. I am worry about my friend. I dont want him to od Everytime he takes it i always have major health issues. Please help i want him to get of it. Before something happenes.
Wyatt
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

I have a prescription for Alprazolam. My prescription says take 1/2 to 1 tablet a day every 12 hours as needed. They are .5 mg tablets. First time I took on tablet I felt a small reaction in my body. It took the edge off a little bit, but not enough. So the next time I took 2 pills (1mg). That helped and I could tell it made a differnce. But today I had a major blow up with my business partner which happens to be my wife. We have had a build up of issues over the last several years and today I pretty much lost it and had a total panic attack. My hands started tingling, my feet went numb, I had a shortness of breath if I tried to talk to anyone right after that and my blood pressure went through the roof. So I took 3 pills (1.5 mg) and then after about 30 minutes I took another pill (.5 mg) So a total of 2 mg/ 1.25 at first and then .75 about 30 minutes later. It defitely helped and I dont need to take any more. Is this a safe dosage though when and if another panic attack happens like that. Iv never had one that bad before.
Shirley
Thursday, March 16th, 2017

how much xanax can you take safetly and then drink a glass of wine???
Sam
Monday, March 20th, 2017

I just took 3 1mg xanax within 2 hours. What should I do? How long should I stop using xanax till I can return to that?
Wayne
Saturday, March 25th, 2017

I'm a Veteran..and I've been taking 1mg of Alprazolam 2x's a day since 2009...I consider this a "Maintainence" Dose, as I have mild panic attacks, but they are real. I take 1 1/2mg in the mourning and the other .50mg at about 7pm daily. My New Mental Health Doctor tells me on my first visit with her last month that 2mg. a day of Alprazolam is an "Extreme" Amount. I Disagree. I'm 63 years old, 6'3" tall and weigh 320 Lbs., not a sloppy 320..I'm an ex-Alhlete and I feel 2mg. a day is not an "Extreme Amount". What say you??..Thanks, Wayne
Amie
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Can u take xanax, Mobic. Claritin and Prevacid all together
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Hi Amie. I suggest that you speak with your doctor about the interaction of these medications.
Robert
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

I have started today taking .25 mg of xanax twice a day. At night and morning butat 12 noon I feel like it is not working. Should I call my doctor to up it to 3 times a day.
barry
Friday, March 31st, 2017

About 15 years ago I started with symptoms like a head cold. I felt drowsy a little hissing in my ears, the muscles in my face felt slack. But no medication worked for about 9 months. Then my doctor prescribed alprazolam and half a hour symptoms were gone, That was with 1.5 mi per day and now I've cut it down to 1mill per day with no effects. But as I try to lower the dosage more the symptoms start to come back. It's so odd like being a little drunk. And the effect are only in my head nowhere else in my body. The other symptom is my jaw muscles vibrate at high speed like an electric motor I can feel it when my teeth touch. I feel completely normal on the alprazolam but it would be nice to be able to be off alprazolam and feel normal. The symptoms are uncomfortable especially driving a car and feeling a little drunk. I've been to neurologist and none have heard of my symptoms and didn't think 1 mill a day was bad. Got any suggestions. Barry
Eskimo
Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Hi I've been taking 7, 2mg doses a day for about 2 years. So 14mg. I started taking a ⅓ off a 2mg bar less a day for a month fine. Then yesterday I wondered to myself if it's possible I'm taking so much that I can Detox faster because maybe my body is waisting some of it because I take so much with no high. Yes helps me sleep. So I broke the usual ⅓ off a bar in the morning and instead of 4mg as usual at 2pm I took a while bar, 2mg less. I slept fine, my body didn't seem to notice that I decreased a while 2mg from my daily intake. Please any professional thoughts on my method or why my body didn't feel sick, which is my biggest fear because I'm trying to get down to 3, 2mg does a day instead of 7. Today is second day of taking 11 & ⅔ a day with no withdrawl symptoms. Please explain this and give me sound advice on how to continue detoxing. Thanks
Richard
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Can xanax effact your balance ?? I take xanax for essintial tremors .
Valerie
Monday, April 17th, 2017

I take 2mg alprazolam x 3 daily and 300mg trazadone plus 60mg remeron at bedtime. I have a high tolerance to medications and the doses were slowly tirated to a level that helped me. I suffer from PTSD, severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Would these medications slow my breathing if I'm on 2L oxygen.
Ddddd
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

I took 7 Xanax 3,5 green bars
Honey
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

My friend take 7 tablets of Xanax (alprazolam) o.5 mg at one time .plz tell me how to save my friend .
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Hi Honey. Take your friend to the hospital, or call 911.
mother
Monday, May 15th, 2017

My 11 yr old son was accidentally given 2 mg of Xanax instead of 1mg. How dangerous is this?
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Monday, May 15th, 2017

Hi Mother. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk or with help on what to do next.
Kate
Monday, May 15th, 2017

Taking zanex regularly to help fall asleep. For anout a year.. Lately feel very tired Also take 1 1/2 mgs. Of melatonin Is this a bad combo? Is melatonon making me tired?
Andrew
Monday, May 22nd, 2017

I ' ve been taking Xanax 0.5 mg a day for 12 or13 years for sleeping only every before bed time( some doctor told me that it would help for sleeping. I tried to find some medications for sleep but could not find except sleeping pills ). However, recently my family doctor said to me that I had to reduced the dosage.( I moved from Tampa, FL, to Chicago, IL.on last year). If I reduced dosage I can not sleep good. I have two questions: first of all, is my dosage too much ?maybe not. I read above but I'd like to stop Xenax if I can find other alternatives. Secondly,consequently, can I use other medication for sleeping?My family doctor suggested that discuss with Psychiatrist first but I could not find Korean doctor.
Annette
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

My wife took Xanax for the first time n I think she took 3mgs n now she is panicking
Christie
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Can I take 10mg of xanax if I have taken 100 mg of transadone the night before? I am getting a MRI and have terrible anxiety about it because I'm clostophobic. I do not take xanax every day. I"m taking it just to get through this MRI. Thanks
Teresa
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Dear Sir: I have taken Zanax for about 10 years due to insomnia and anxiety And BECAUSE I GAVE NOT BEEN ABKE TO SLEEP NATURALLY SINCE I WAS 35. That is the only thing the doctored found that would keep me asleep and, they all said I had to worse case of sleep apnea they had ever witness. Is is possible to be hospitalized to detox faster and get it out of my system..... maybe detox me in a hospital and give me some type of medicine prescribe to take after I am home that will prevent me from having a seizure or any after effects???? Please answer... ASAP PLEASE! Teresa Begging fir HELP!
Shelly
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

I take 1mg three times a day and when I get a lot of anxiety I have taken 15 to 20 through out the day but not at once. It helps but I do get a little loony can that many a day make me have a overdose? I don't do it everyday. Will this kill me?
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Hi Shelly. Please use your medications only as prescribed by a doctor, don't put yourself at risk.
Mary
Monday, July 17th, 2017

I take 350mg soma and 1mg Xanax at bedtime I take them about hour and half apart is this safe I also have a friend that takes xanax with alcohol and she has got where she is falling and sleeping for about 10 hours before waking I don't know what mg she takes but am worried about her is this safe
Stephen
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Hello, I am a junior in college, 21 years old, and -apart from minor asthmatic symptoms in my younger childhood- I have been healthy all of my life. Recently, I have been experiencing high levels of stress/anxiety, which is typically induced by my spouse -beside the point. I know someone with a prescription to Xanax and I have taken one in the past to subdue a minor headache -it worked. So now I am wondering if this medication can help me with issues other than minor headaches.
Michael
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

I have been sober in AA for 27 years, and for the first seven years didn't take any other mood altering drugs at all. However, I have had insomnia since a teenager, and so for my first seven years of sobriety I didn't sleep at all two or three nights per week, and then only four hours or so the other nights. At seven years sober, I explained my situation to a doctor, he prescribed various sleep medications, but they all left me feeling hungover. Finally about a decade ago, I started taking 1 miligram of Xanax per night. I have not had the urge to drink, and consider myself sober though I do rely on Xanax to sleep. I have exceeded my dosage a few times over the years by a half mil, but otherwise I follow the prescription. AA beliefs would consider me as not sober, but I feel I have been helped tremendously. A lack of sleep can be deadly, and perhaps only those who have suffered from insomnia for a long time can appreciate that. I have posted this in the hope that it may help others. I do expect some AA folks to have trouble with this concept, but I'm willing to bet that I'm not alone. Many other people sober in AA take prescription medications for a variety of reasons.
Robert
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Have had alot of stress & severe insomnia for about a year. Have tried melatonin,otc sleep aids w/no luck. Started seeing psych dr& have tried seroquel,trazedone, geodon, remeron & others i cant remember. Have had good success w/2.5 mg xanax - sleeping 8-10 hrs a night & have told him that but he doesnt want to prescribe it. I never take it during the day as the dose at night helps the next day w/ my anxiety. Im also taking celexa 20 mg for depression. What should i do?
John M
Friday, September 1st, 2017

Hi! I'm medicated by my Neurologist with 1500 mg of Alprazolam per day (500mg, 3 times a day) due to my nerve problem. Is it safe?
Joyce
Friday, September 8th, 2017

I've been on Xanax for many years for anxiety and ptsd and I'm on 1 mg.i take 3 times a day. How can I cut back down to only 2 times aday. And then eventually 1 time a day unless need 2. Thank you.
Moby
Friday, September 15th, 2017

Is it possible to have withdrawal effects from xanax after only a few days of use?
Julie
Friday, September 15th, 2017

Know a friend who took 27 1mg xanax in a 16 hour period ans at least 10 beers. Concerned,
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Friday, September 15th, 2017

Hi Julie. Call 911 ASAP.
Denice
Saturday, October 21st, 2017

I'm on Xanax 1mg and Percocet 10 and I am very precautious, I don't mix and I take only as needed I go to pain management monthly can't get injections until the oncologist approves,I also go to mental health I lost two sons in 170days apart one of a heart attack February 26 behind cocaine and other hard drugs 26, years young, Now my oldest was Fighting lymphoma cancer he turned 36 July 9, passed away August 14th.....I go through a lot of depression, anxiety,snap on people but my medicine and my loving therapist and amazing psychiatrist are always there for me God bless!!!!! Thanks for allowing me to get some stress off my mind
Tori
Monday, October 23rd, 2017

I have PTSD I have never been in the military but have had a very hard life I was started on 2mg 3 times a day when I found out I had end stage renal failure my attacks are so only the hospital can help if I don't have my mind if my due date is sun and Monday is a holiday in the hospital I gos when I'm down to my last and it night the before I have a panic attack and it's has to be 2 mg or I still have a panic attack I have slowly trying to lower my dose but nothing works I know some of my attacks are bought on by fear of not the meds if I have one or just the thought of having one we I only have one dose left and the drug store doesn't open until 9 what do I do when thing the stops the panic attacks are what sometimes cause them
Dr. Phil
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

so I took like maybe like seven pills and it still hasn't kicked in. I think it's close to 14 mg. When will I get to go on my trip?
Richard
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

I have essional tremors .When i lived on Maui i was perscribed xanax .Moved to Costa Rica where they do not allow xanax but Diazepam .5 mg twice a day .They seem to help but now my balance is bad . Any connection ??
Barry
Thursday, October 26th, 2017

I was prescribed xanax not for anxiety but lethargy. took 1.5 mg a day for 15- 20 years it worked and I dropped the dose to 1mg a day for 3 years. Still wanted to get off it. so I tried gaba,triptophane, 5-htp and a couple others as I reduced to 0 the Xanax. The only thing the naturals did was give me insomnia, Its not a good trade off, I can function on very little sleep but it is not good especially long term and it's been 8 months. I'm getting a book called Why We Sleep. Heard it on NPR. Hoping it will help me cure this. Hard to describe what its like to be dead tired and wide awake at the same time. I'm also taking nothing now.
Gloria
Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Is it bad that i pop Xanax during my hours of work? Sometimes i need to take the edge off dealing with these SOBs. I'm a librarian of a low esteem high school. These kids, some are little kiss up nerds the others are little weeaboos always asking for the Hentai section. Do i need help//
Kathleen
Friday, October 27th, 2017

I am taking .25 to .5 mg of xanax at night to help with anxiety so I can sleep. I take when invariably wake up in the middle of the night because of anxiety. Am I in danger of addiction?
Betsy
Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Hello my question is how can I successfully wean myself off of 1 mg of Xanax taken two times a day. I have been on Xanax for thirty years . I would appreciate any suggestions on how to do this right. Thank you
Marijana
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Psychiatrist prescribed me Xanax 0.25mg 3 times per day because a really bad anxiety. It was too much for me so I was taking max 0.5 per day and stopped after a month. In next two months I has insomnia and really bad migraines so I started with Xanax again with prescribed doses. It wan't working at all so I started taking more. In 3 days my tolerance jumped from 0.5 per to 3mg per day. I called my psychiatrist but she cannot see me until the end of the next week. I tried to lower a dose but nothing was happening. Should I continue taking 2-3mg per day ( because it is working ) until I go to my psychiatrist? Thanks you, Marijana
Liz
Friday, December 1st, 2017

Doctor put me on Zanax 0.5 mg 3 times a day- for my nervers- this worrys me- would it be ok to start off with 1 a day at night- for a week and see how it does- then go up to 2 for a week - and if it still is not helping 3 a week?
Himanshu
Sunday, December 10th, 2017

I usually take 60 mg of alprazolam daily . How will it harm me and what can I do to quit it . How long will treatement last.
Connie
Thursday, December 14th, 2017

I take 0.5 mg at night to sleep. Can this amount on a daily basis impare my memory.
Shifa
Friday, December 22nd, 2017

I take 3 to 4 Xanax in the evening to put me to sleep. Sleeping pills .make me too drowsy. Am I taking too much? These are doctor prescribed.
Chris
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

I took a crapload of xanax once and I dont remember much of that day. would that be an overdose or did I just take too much?
Amanda
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

i took 90 mgs in one night, and just slept for 2 days, Did i over does ?
Carol
Thursday, February 8th, 2018

I took 1 mg of Xanax at 8:30 am and the another . .50mg at 9:40am. I just took another 1 mg at 1 pm. I have been really anxious about a biopsy I had done. I have been taking Xanax for about 9 months usually up to 3 mg in a 12 hour span. Is it ok
Larry
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism which has caused anxiety and take alprazalin in doses of .25 three times a day to keep me calm. Do you see a problem with this amount? I also take 1/2mg at night to sleep. Any thoughts on substitutes for sleep? Thanks
no matter what you have done no matter your past. you are worth something you have purpose as a human you have meaning.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

its hard not to judge we are all different but we exists never forget u are unique and have purpose. i believe true compassion true love true fight true happiness is still apart of everyone.
no matter what you have done no matter your past. you are worth something you have purpose as a human you have meaning.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

larry ive been there done that with most anxiety pills at first i felt comfortable like it was making me "normal" worked awesome my family and employees notice a huge difference in my behavior. they were no longer intimidated by my out bursts of anxiety that made me over think things like crazy and ultimately resulting with my not trusting ppl leading me to be very aggressive and secluded. i even got arrested multiple times mainly for assaulting ppl that i cared about or was employed by me. its all changed when i got charged with a heavy crime i stood to lose everything i worked for . its was the end of the line for me. i was granted bail and started manning up. these pills honestly helped me for a brief while but staring at the cell wall it hit me. i cant depend on a pill or booze or street drugs none of that will truly save me. so from that point on i cut cold turkey being honest i was already clean of everything right down to no caffeine but still took larazopam for the anxiety. a few weeks later i stopped cold turkey. my doctor was telling me its not a good idea but i was done no more. it didnt take long for me to realize ill never get ride of my anxiety but when im having an attack with the right attitude it will pass. its been three years and i still have major panic attacks or anxiety but i wait it out i breath i tell myself its not going to last forever.doctors wont tell u this but bottom line if ur having addiction erges or anxiety attacks pills wont help u in the moment 90%of the time when the pills kick in your attack is already over. thats my opinion thanks for readying.
Carrie
Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Can I take half a 0.25 xanax every 4 hours
Shirley
Monday, March 26th, 2018

My Xanax is .05. I take one on Sunday to keep from having an attack in church.I also tpill..ake one about once a week to sleep. I love wine but I wont drink wine when I take a xanax..Sometimes I take 1 and a half pills,
Annie
Monday, April 16th, 2018

My daughter has been on Xanax for many years. Every month she gets her script filled and binges the the meds. She is on 2mg bars prescribed 1am and 1 pm. In 2 days she took 13.5 bars. I’m very concerned and rehab has never helped or short lived helped. This medication or I should say the abuse of it has ruined her life.
George
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

I took 4 Xanax a school I was good I was just how I wanted to be Quiet listening to music Not listening to anybody’s words cause all they say is negative things that I know are gonna affect me
Lois
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

I take 2 mg daily as needed for panic disorder I take 2 and half some days when stress ariises. I have taken this amount fo 10 years
jacqueline
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Took Alprazalam 10 00 p m 1 mg. Awoke 12 00 pm afternoon. Is this normal?
Joyce
Saturday, May 12th, 2018

My husband is 75 and in excellent health except anxiety which is controlled by .25mg of Xanax each morning. ls there any real reason why he cannot continue the daily dose for the remainder of his life?
Anny
Monday, July 2nd, 2018

My daughter got prescribed 8 mg of xanax per day about 1 1/2 year (18 mos) ago for anxiety. She also has epilepsi, controlled with medication. She has recently moved to another state and will have to find another doctor there. For how long can a doctor prescribe such a high dose? I am worried how she is going to be able to ever get off this medicine. No other treatment, therapy, yoga etc has been recommended by the doctor. She is having mood swings and is more forgetful than before at 30 years old. Thankful for a reply Worried mom.
Scarlett
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

I have to have an MRI and I am terribly claustaphobic, I have been prescribed 2 tablets of .25 mg each . If I take one of these (.25) can I expect to be calm during the entire MRI (about 45 minutes) or will it wear off midway into the test ?? Should I take both pills ? Thank You
Lydia @ Addiction Blog
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Hi Scarlett. Consult with your doctor about this.
John
Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Could taking about 4mg through the day be bad mixed with marijuana.?
Lori
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

I had a blood test as I am prescribed alprazolam the results of Alprazolam was 72 mg is that too much?