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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.

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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

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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125 Responses to “How much Xanax is too much?
2:53 pm 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

3:28 pm 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.

5:46 am November 24th, 2012

I just want some help coming dow from this bender. only have xanax or muscle relaxer cyclobenzaprineWill they help?

10:17 am 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.

4:52 pm March 9th, 2013

I take 0.5mg of Xannax. what medications should I avoid while taking the benzo?

Natasha Morris
2:44 am 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
11:57 pm 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!

8:35 am 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.
8:51 am April 27th, 2013

I took 12 ,50 xanax, is that too much?

11:19 pm 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 ?

7:46 am 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).

1:04 am May 31st, 2013


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?

9:11 am 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.

11:47 pm July 22nd, 2013

my boyfriend just took at least 6 0.5 Xanax shuld I call 911~

11:11 am 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.

6:08 am September 28th, 2013

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.

9:41 pm 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?

11:03 am 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
7:50 pm 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

2:27 pm November 6th, 2013

Hello Sasha. You’ll need medical supervision and a doctor’s OK before increasing doses of Xanax.

10:48 pm 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

9:13 pm 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.

2:28 pm 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.

6:19 am November 28th, 2013

Can Xanax be taken with Remeron and Zoloft?

Justin Snyder
7:51 pm 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?

9:03 pm April 20th, 2014

my girlfriend died from choking on her throw from anax over dose with out any achl

linda gillespie
3:33 am 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

11:09 am 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.

2:19 am 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
8:56 pm 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?

5:17 am 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
1:19 am 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
4:19 am 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?

7:42 pm 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?

1:27 pm 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.

4:38 pm 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.
7:45 pm 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
1:36 am 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

10:58 am July 17th, 2014

can you take 2 of those 0.5 milligrams and atillbe safe

2:40 pm 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.

10:40 pm 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
1:59 am August 22nd, 2014

My wife has taken 8 5mg zanax over the period of 6 hours and takin 4 melletonin should I be concerned

10:12 pm 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?

4:59 pm September 6th, 2014

Can I just confirm that the dose of 0.5mg spoken about here is the same as 500 microgram??

6:00 am 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 earlier. It’s 0.75. Thanks.

7:01 am 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.

10:21 pm 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.

3:40 am September 28th, 2014

I take 6mg of xanax daily and I feel just fine ànd I also take
4mg of suboxone Salyers

1:03 am 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?

4:52 pm 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

10:57 pm 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

4:11 pm 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.

5:55 am 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.

3:42 pm 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?

2:32 pm October 27th, 2014

Hi Brianna. Take your child to the ER as soon as possible. You don’t have time to wait!

12:20 am 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
2:21 am 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.

12:09 pm 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…

11:30 pm December 18th, 2014

on Xanax-2mg 3x daily-mistakenly took 4mg in one dose. how do I handle rest of day?

2:05 pm 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.

6:48 am 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

7:00 am 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)

12:19 am 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?

6:40 am 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 ?

1:38 pm 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.

4:42 pm 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.

5:19 pm 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?

12:06 pm March 18th, 2015

Is taking 4 of the 1mg Xanax the same as taking 1 Xanax bar

6:19 pm 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

10:51 pm April 16th, 2015

Is it okay for a 16 year old to take a 0.5 mg larazapam?

10:19 am 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.

4:40 am 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.

4:58 pm 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?

2:43 pm 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.

6:15 am May 9th, 2015

I just mistakenly took 7 xanx pills that were 1mg each. What will happen to me?

2:50 pm 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.

8:36 am 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.

4:14 am 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?

1:01 pm 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.

7:33 pm 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

2:44 am 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?

5:17 am 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?

6:35 pm 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.

10:19 pm 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 ?

2:16 pm 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

10:45 pm 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 ?

10:41 am 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.

5:45 pm 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…

12:38 pm 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?

3:11 pm 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?

3:25 am August 27th, 2015

I am 20 years old. I weigh 150 pounds. I have just taken 6 1mg Xanax tablets.

7:11 am 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.

2:21 am 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?

3:35 am September 21st, 2015

Can xanax b injected in to your vein

3:46 pm 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.

9:41 pm October 7th, 2015

I took 12mg in a span of 6 hours I’m barely high

6:05 pm 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

2:08 am November 30th, 2015

Can zanex kill a person in respiratory distress??

5:43 am 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.

4:53 am December 21st, 2015

thanks so bared out though ti was guna die lmfao

9:39 pm 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

6:05 am 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?

9:51 pm 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.

11:33 pm 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.
6:26 am 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 .

5:43 pm January 9th, 2016

what if I took 2 mg of Xanax and went to the gym to workout is it gonna effect me someway

11:37 am 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

10:07 pm 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

8:08 pm 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.

12:14 am 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.

10:58 am 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,

4:21 am 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

10:38 am 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.

3:56 pm April 11th, 2016

I have a a yellow xanex bar I don’t understand if I cut small pieces off how many that confused why don’t they just givevyoub2mill instead of a bar

5:06 am 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
3:38 pm April 14th, 2016

Hi Keelie. I suggest you speak with your doctor or a pharmacist before making any chances in your medication.

9:33 am 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.

12:59 pm 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).

12:57 am 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?

4:00 am 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

3:34 am 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

11:50 pm April 24th, 2016

taking 8 mg Xanax a day dr orders how do you wene off

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
10:18 am April 25th, 2016

Hi Rick. I suggest you speak with your doctor to help you create an individualized tapering schedule.

11:38 am 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?

5:26 pm 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.

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