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How much Xanax is too much?

Too much Xanax can cause you to overdose on Xanax, but only very high doses of Xanax are too much for you. More on Xanax overdose and safe dosing here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reference Sources: Medline Plus: Alprazolam
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About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.

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  1. My Physician for 23 yrs. has been prescribing me 6mgs Xanax per day & Morphine 15mg Extended Release for over 7 years. At my last appointment I was told he will no longer give me prescriptions for these 2 medications. Can this be life threatening? What should I do??

    1. I don’t know about your doctor but my doctor prescribing me of Xanax for 15 years now. Maybe you are abusing it. I consume Xanax maybe only 90 1mg every 3-4 months, do you consume more than that?

  2. After taking 1mg of xanex a day for 3 years my new dr (moved a year ago to present area) has decided that he will not prescribe it to me anymore starting next month. He said the FDA is cracking down and that 1 mg is too high of a dose. I know that 1 mg is not that high of a dose. But for him to be cutting me off with 2 months notice seems harsh Anyone else know if he is telling the truth about the FDA crackdown?

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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,

  10. no matter what you have done no matter your past. you are worth something you have purpose as a human you have meaning. says:

    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.

  11. no matter what you have done no matter your past. you are worth something you have purpose as a human you have meaning. says:

    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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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?

  21. 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//

  22. 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.

  23. 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 ??

  24. 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?

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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?

  29. 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?

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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?

    1. Hi Shelly. Please use your medications only as prescribed by a doctor, don’t put yourself at risk.

  34. 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!

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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?

    1. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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?

  44. 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.

  45. “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.

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 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. .

  49. 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?

  50. 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 ?

  51. 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!

  52. 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?

  53. 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?

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

    1. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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?

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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…

  69. 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 ?

  70. 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!

  71. 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?

  72. 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.

    1. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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?

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

  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. 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?

  78. 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).

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

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

  81. 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

  82. 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.

  83. 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

  84. 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,

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. 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 .

  90. 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

  91. 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.

  92. 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?

  93. 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.

  94. 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

    1. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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?

  97. 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?

  98. 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…

  99. 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 ?

    1. 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.

  100. 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 ?

  101. 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?

  102. 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?

    1. 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.

  103. 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

  104. 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. 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.

  105. 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.

    1. 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.

  106. 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?

    1. 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.

  107. 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.

    1. Hi Mike. The dose, frequency of administration, and duration of therapy is individualized according to patient’s response, and only with doctor’s approval.

  108. 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

  109. 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?

  110. 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. 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.

  111. 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?

    1. 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.

  112. 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)

  113. 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

  114. 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.

  115. 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…

  116. 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.

  117. 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

  118. 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

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. 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

  122. 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

  123. 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?

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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.

  127. 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?

  128. 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?

  129. 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.

  130. 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

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. 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?

  135. 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?

  136. 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?

  137. 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

  138. 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?

  139. 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.

  140. 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.

  141. 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

  142. 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?

  143. 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.

  144. 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.

  145. 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

  146. 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.

  147. 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.

  148. 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.

  149. 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.

  150. 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?

  151. 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).

  152. 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 ?

  153. 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.

  154. 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

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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

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