Sometimes my .25mg xanax seems to lose its effect after a few hours. My prescription bottle says to take it twice daily but it gives no information on how long to wait between the doses. I just want to make sure that taking another dose or even a half of a dose will not harm me if I need it.
I take.25mg of xanax for anxiety. Is 3 hours a long enough time period to take another .25mg dose?
Question posted by Anonymous on 19 July 2009
Last updated on 24 January 2017 by Candicemh
My rx says twice a day as needed.
1/2 tab around 3hours whole tab around5hours
Normally when a prescription is prescribed for twice daily the dosages are usually AM & PM. If your doctor wanted you to take it 3 hrs apart the bottle would probably state that... or something like take 1 every so many hours as needed. & granted you would be fine if you took it how the others described but if i was you i would contact my doctor & ask just to make sure.
Are you on any other medication? Thats something else you should take into consideration.
Yes, I was on 2mg three times a day. 0.25mg is a very low dose. Be careful I became extremely addicted to Xanax after several years, I was in the ICU pretty much psycotic for 2 weeks. 9 months later my anxiety is still much worse than it was going on Xanax.
Yes that is the very lowest dosage of Xanax (Alprazolam). Some people are prescribed up to 3mg per day of Xanax, without adverse side effects. So taking even all three of the 0.25mg Xanax at once would be fine. So in overview, yes 3 hours is completely safe to take another dose.
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