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9.2/10 Average Rating

157 Ratings with 105 User Reviews

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Review by BellaLuna003 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

I take a small dosage as needed and it's very helpful in keeping my anxiety under control.

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February 5, 2015 9:30 PM

Review by MeSklawz:

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10

Xanax works almost immediately when I'm having a panic attack. I have tried a lot of different "newer" antidepressants and they always have weird side effects. Then the doctor says to keep taking them for weeks to work.

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January 25, 2015 4:07 PM

Review by BigMoma46:

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10

I have been on Xanax 1mg twice a day and it has been a God send. I suffer from panic attacks and actually had to be hospitalized, I was placed on Klonopin and then I was switched to Xanax first at 0.5 mg than to 1mg it's a wonderful medicine however be very aware of this medicine being very addictive.

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January 15, 2015 5:43 PM

Review by Theresapillforthat:

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10

I first started taking 0.25 mg. It worked like a miracle pill. I was also having trouble sleeping. I tried everything antidepressant, Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril you name it I tried it . Now after 3 hrs on Xanax I use a 1 mg pill before bed and I sleep like a rock and very rarely do I have a attack during the next day. If I do I take 0.25 mg and in 15 min I'm fine. For me it took care of both sleeping and panic attacks!

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January 14, 2015 10:49 PM

Review by jreppoh:

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9.0

30 years of Xanax at 1mg 3x a day. I miss the passion that my husband and I have but my body is numb. I have a my perfect husband so I pretend. Xanax will RUIN your sex life and take a lot from you if you take it for years like I have. They hardly work at all now and I am having lots of problems trying to stop. Beware because at first they are wonderful.

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December 18, 2014 5:16 AM

Review by JG-Swam (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

I have been taking Xanax 1MG twice daily as needed to help cope with my severe panic disorder and anxiety attacks, which have been impacting my sleep schedule drastically. Take the correct oral amount daily, and you will see positive results in no time! If you feel like your having complications, contact your doctor immediately! Everyone's tolerances are different!

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November 13, 2014 1:39 PM

Review by eyakalot:

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10

I have a panic disorder and have been taking Xanax for over 20 yrs now. Never had to increase my dose and finally can live a normal life. The doctor had tried all different medications and this is the only one that worked.

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October 29, 2014 4:48 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Just got prescribed 0.5mg of Xanax. Within a half hour the intrusive thoughts and panic attacks stopped. Taking sparingly, only when needed. Definitely a good thing to take at your worst moments, but not good for regular use.

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September 18, 2014 4:36 PM

Review by Feline1978 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

I have panic disorder and Xanax has helped me greatly. The only problem that I have experienced is that I have become resistant to it. Rather than .25mg helping, I need to take 3 to calm down. My doctor only allows me 30 .25mg pills per month, so I'm petrified that at some point, I am going to have an attack after I have run out of meds.

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September 3, 2014 10:05 PM

Review by Cortneyrb:

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10

I take 0.25mg three times a day for panic attacks. I wish I could say Xanax stops the panic attacks completely, but it only lessons the symptoms until I feel okay enough to calm myself down with breathing exercises. Other than that--- Xanax is a miracle.

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July 8, 2014 7:11 PM

Review by NotBillGates (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

The only medication that stops my paralyzing panic attacks. Generally works within 10 minutes. Side effects are non-existent.

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April 27, 2014 12:30 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

A miracle pill for the worst of panic attacks. Nothing compares to the effectiveness of Xanax.

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April 1, 2014 8:11 AM

Review by Harrold_haisma (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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6.0

I have been on Xanax for about 8 months after a very difficult period in my life. Xanax helped me very well in the beginning of threatment but quickly tends to lose its beneficial effects. The development of tolerance is a major issue with all benzodiazepines and seems to build fast with Xanax / alprazolam. I had to increase my dose from 0.5 mg twice a day to 2 mg three times a day. Tapering off can be difficult.

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February 5, 2014 1:40 PM

Review by SapphireBeast67:

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10

I had a breakdown in my doctor's office after my Klonopin stopped working. She said I needed something stronger for my daily panic attacks as I could not even function at my part time job that was only three days a week. I am on 2mgs twice daily. It's affordable and helps like no other medicine I've tried. I take it with chamomile tea to relax if I've had a stressful day. Or if things get too hectic at work I may take half of one. It also cured my insomnia. I feel like a normal person now.

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January 28, 2014 9:26 AM

Review by reima lehtonen (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

This is only what helps me.

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January 19, 2014 10:04 PM

Review by lucky nj (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Between being at 3 terrorist attacks 911, Madrid and the 1st Trade center I have had severe panic attack and depression. Xanax is a great cure for the craziest things that life throws at you.

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November 27, 2013 9:41 PM

Review by LB40 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Take 1 or 2mgs at one time, as needed, for panic attacks. Most of the time I will have a panic attacks, for no reason or triggers. For Some panic attacks I do have a trigger. Large Crowds, NO WAY. People I know, that haven't seen in years. The only medicine that helps with panic attacks! I take Valium 10mgs, four times daily. Anxiety and panic attacks are different. Panic effects your whole day. Anxiety attacks, the Valium is in my blood.

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October 11, 2013 2:34 PM

Review by Bearcat315 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Xanax nullifies panic attacks within minutes. This is one of the best medications to treat panic disorder. It works fast but also wears off fast. It's good for acute anxiety

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October 10, 2013 5:08 AM

Review by Dannnypist:

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10

I've had panic attacks for over 10 years I do not know what triggers them I don't know when they're going to occur but they do on a daily basis. The only medication that I ever had that truly worked was Xanax. This is the true panic disorder medication and should not be taken lightly because your body does become accustomed to it. Example after using it for a year I noticed I needed to increase my medication. I went from 0.25 mg milligrams 2.0 mg milligrams every 4 to 6 hours. Use wisely.

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September 30, 2013 3:24 PM

Review by Di V:

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10

No side effects besides drowsiness. It puts me at a calm to help me think clearer.

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September 8, 2013 4:39 PM

Review by Sporto:

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9.0

I have panic disorder when I'm under stress and it has been very helpful. I take 1.0 mg per day. It changes my negative thought process and allows me to focus on positive aspects of my life. I have been conservative in the dosage. I have taken as little as 0.25mg per day when I'm feeling well and as much as 1.25 mg per day if I'm under stressful conditions. I would follow your physicians instructions but this pattern of dosage seems to work for me.

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August 9, 2013 3:55 AM

Review by Ben H. (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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4.0

I have found that Xanax does indeed work. It's quick and relieving. Take it about 20-30 before an anxious event and it will help you. The downside is the tolerance that generally develops very quickly, in my case already after one week.

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August 8, 2013 3:46 AM

Review by AbbeyL (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

This medicine (Xanax) works effectively and quickly to resolve anxiety and panic attacks. However, I found that after I went on the antidepressant Pristiq, the Xanax made me fall asleep. I had to switch off of the Xanax as it was too sedating. At this point, I have another benzodiazepine that I can use if I have to but Pristiq has been keeping most of my panic attacks away.

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July 13, 2013 1:19 PM

Review by Lisetta:

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10

I was 16 when I had my first panic attack! It was so scary I didn't know what was happening to me. It got to the point that I had anxiety every single minute of my day I became house bound for the next 2 yrs I would not step foot outside my house I felt like the world around me was a dream I now know this is called de-realization something that happens when anxiety is at it's worst, at its peek! My mother took me to her psychiatrist, that was the best day of my life I was prescribed 1 mg Xanax 3 x per day. I started to flourish, I starting living again and slowly getting back out into society. I am now 44 I have a loving husband, 2 kids and am still on Xanax but my dosage is much lower 0.5 micrograms in the morning or when necessary.

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July 4, 2013 11:36 PM

Review by alpraz9494 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Xanax has been a lifesaver for me. I was getting it prescribed at 1mg 3x daily and my life was as close to perfect as I can ask for. I made it to work every day and was able to concentrate at school. I can honestly say that I wouldn't have made it through college without it. The problem now is that not 1 psychiatrist is willing to prescribe it to me. They keep giving me Abilify, Prozac, Vistaril, and trazodone. I guess they figure if I am like a ZOMBIE ALL DAY I won't complain.

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June 21, 2013 12:52 PM

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