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Does FDA prohibit 1mg Xanax if you are 65 or older?

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Starrider59 11 Oct 2022

Not if you are over 65 but, in the Southern part of VA. You cannot get a doctorto write both. You have to choose if you want o be in pain and keep our nerves calmed down and not have acute anxiety attacks. Or Have acute anxiety attacks and take your pain pills so you don't hurt. Thanks to some son of a Woman Dr who was too dumb to know you can't take 20 Lortab 10's and 15g Xanax's all at once. So, she drafted a Bill that passed now Dr.'s on Va. refuse to even talk to you about it. NO matter if yo need them, the Dr.'s aren't worried about what their patient needs anymore. They are worried about those bank accounts, and who is looking over their shoulder. We have what is called Government controlled health care. Just not like it was suppose to be. If you get the prescriptions from Tenn or Ky.


You better fill them there because if you don't, 8 pout of 10 pharmacists will take the prescriptions and ask which one you prefer and throw the other one out.
But at age 65 no they don't stop writing Xanax because of that. I have been on them for 12 years.3 mg a day with 4 8/2 Suboxone a day for Chronic deep lumbar pain. I am 59. if they just stopped writing them for me, they may as well take me on to the hospital then.

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kevinb1953 22 Feb 2022

There is no such prohibition, rule, restrictions or laws.

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masso 22 Feb 2022

"Short-half-life benzodiazepines, such as oxazepam, alprazolam, and triazolam, are usually recommended for older adults, because these agents do not accumulate in the blood, are rapidly cleared from circulation, and offer greater dosage flexibility."

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masso 22 Feb 2022

"Buspirone is an anti-anxiety drug that has been shown to be effective for older adults. Benzodiazepines, another anti-anxiety drug, are effective but should be prescribed carefully to older adults because of risk of memory impairment, unsteadiness, and falls."

masso 22 Feb 2022

In geriatric patients, the recommended starting oral dosage of XANAX is 0.25 mg, given 2 or 3 times daily. This may be gradually increased if needed and tolerated. Geriatric patients may be especially sensitive to the effects of benzodiazepines. If adverse reactions occur at the recommended starting dosage, the dosage may be reduced

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