I dont think it really matters with Xanax. If taking it on an empty stomach gives you stomach pain or nausea then take it with food. When you take drugs on an empty stomach they may enter the bloodstream slightly faster but it shouldn't change the effectiveness of the drug. Just be sure to never take it and drink alcohol in the same day. Xanax can also make some people sleepy so see how it affects you before driving or operating machinery etc.
I agree with DzooBaby, I just wanted to add, if your taking it for anxiety or panic attacks, then you would, of course take one at the beginning of an attack, and like she said, it wouldn't matter, especially to stop an attack. I take klonopin for anxiety/panick disorder, however my dr. Has written just a few Xanax in case I start having a major attack, and Xanax kicks in faster. Good luck to you, and many blessings, Ruthie
Doesn't matter. I take it with breakfast and a handful of other meds. Works just fine. When I was taking three per day I took the middle one in the afternoon with water. It doesn't upset the stomach and dissolves quickly so be sure you drink a full glass so it doesn't stick in the throat. It becomes effective quickly.
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