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how long is xanax effect last?

I took some xanax yesterday and i was calmed for about 40 minutes, is the range of action of xanax so short or should I be taking a higher dose?
Category: Medication 4 years ago
alex16
Asked 4 years ago

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For me it last around one hour or two with a bigger dose, just be careful when trying to stop it has to be done gradually....
carlopes
Answered 4 years ago
carlopes

I believe Xanax lasts about 4 hours in your system. The maximum effects will be felt 1 to 2 hours after taking the medication. There is also an extended release formula and that would be released slowly through out a time period. Xanax reacts faster than any other benzodiasepine, but since it has a shorter life in your system it can set you up for more anxiety and panic attacks. If you stop taking the medication cold turkey seizures are a possible side effect. Usually Xanax is prescribed to be taken 3 times a day, depending on the dose. What dosage are you taking? You should talk to your doctor about your dissatisfaction with the medication. Perhaps you could ask your doctor about the extended release Xanax or switching to another benzo, like Ativan or Klonopine. I hope this information is helpful, but you sure be talking to your doctor or psychiatrist about your concerns. Good luck!
searching for peace
Answered 4 years ago
searching for peace

Benzo's are very effective for treating various levels of anxiety. Xanax is a fast acting benzo with a short half life. All benzo's are addictive and should be taken only as prescribed. If the dosage or med isn't helping you as needed speak to your primary about changing or upping the dose. Love and light!
Ok2BHuman
Answered 4 years ago
Ok2BHuman

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