Just been prescribed 0.5 mg when needed for extreme stress and anxiety. My question is this: is that a large enough dosage for a large man? I'm 6'3'm, 225lbs, I've taken it twice and haven't really felt a change. Or does it take a while to hit your system?
Xanax is not like an antidepressant which takes approximately 4-6wks to reach a therapeutic level so with Xanax which is an antiaxiety medication should begin to take effect within a half an hour so.What Im getting at is if you are not feeling any relief from your anxiety within that half an hour or so from the 0.5mg Xanax I would contact your md to make him/ her aware.Your physical build should not have anything to do with the effect of the medication(your md knew your height/wt when the Xanax was prescribed)it's more of the dosage prescibed in accordance with your anxiety level.So in closing I would see your md again and be completely honest of how the dosage prescibed had no effect and let your md know exactly every little detail on how/what causes your anxiety where an accurate dosage can be ptescibed to best suite your anxiety level.I hope this info is helpful and hope you feel well soon.
- Xanax Information for Consumers
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