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Old 09-16-2007, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Xanax...how often do I take it?

My doctor prescribed me only .25 mg of Xanax to try out, and I'm really confused as to how often I should take it. The bottle says "Take 1 tablet by mouth twice daily as needed for anxiety", so does this mean I take a pill whenever I need to (but no more than two a day), or do I take it every day, regardless if I'm going to be in a situation that makes me anxious??

I know this is a rather dumb question, but I get worried about things like this :/
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IMO you are best taking it only as needed for SA occasions, swallow a tablet about 1 hour before the event

also carry a few tablets with you when out and disolve 1 under the tongue if SA suddenly happens, they work quicker when taken this way
take the first tablet at home to see if it sedates you, this varies a lot and the sedation will reduce as you get used to the med

many SA sufferers need a higher dose but see how you are helped by 1 tablet
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does this mean I take a pill whenever I need to (but no more than two a day)
That is correct.
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