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Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:47 am Post subject: Xanax and Prozac
Xanax and Prozac are the medication for treatment of early stage of depression. Both are anti depression medication but differ with sideeffects. Xanax has a high risk of tolerance and addication Prozac does not develop a risk of addiction and can be easy stopped. Kindly advise the options for stopping the Xanax and what alternatives there are?
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Dr. FernandezJoined: 20 Jan 2007Posts: 90
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:54 am Post subject:
Actually, xanax is not an anti-depressant. It is an anti-anxiety agent. In PD, depression can be accompanied by anxiety so sometimes, we combine these medications. Also, while xanax and other benzodiazepines have the notorious reputation of being addictive, they are actually not so addictive as most people think. True, they have a higher likelihood of causing tolerance. But this is different from addiction. As long as you back off slowly, you should be okay. Yours,_________________Hubert H. Fernandez
You may find that the Drugs.com website has helpful information regarding medications, interactions, indications for use and adverse side effects.
For example, you will see that Xanax is primarily prescribed for anxiety or panic disorders.
If you are concerned about becoming dependent on it, discuss it with your physician, and he may substitute it for another drug in the same classification and/or therapy such as biofeedback which is often helpful for these type symptoms
Some of the medications to treat anxiety and stress such as Xanax can be immensely beneficial for you if you swallow the pill as per the instructions of the doctor. But if you get hold of the idea that crushing Xanax and then taking it or snorting xanax would be better for treating your anxiety, then you are totally wrong. It is never beneficial to snort Xanax as the binders and fillers in the Xanax pill that are meant to be digested only via swallowing the pill, would be automatically fixed to your body and terrible harm would inevitably ensue. http://www.xanax-effects.com