Alprazolam (Xanax) is an FDA controlled substance schedule IV - which means it has a potential for abuse, but not as great as drugs in lower classes - heroin and cocaine are schedule I, oxycodone (Oxycontin or Percocet) is schedule II, etc. Patients have both good and bad experiences with alprazolam. Withdrawal symptoms, if they occur, will vary amongst patients depending on their dose and how long they had been taking alprazolam. Alprazolam can be safely used - however, if you are taking alprazolam, you should be aware of the abuse potential and work with your doctor to develop a plan to manage your condition while balancing the benefits and the risks of this medication. As with any medication, you should always talk with your doctor before stopping alprazolam.
- Q Are seizures common with long term use of alprazolam?
- Q Can Xanax with a glass of red wine at night lead to dependency?
- Q What is Alprazolam?
- Q Can I be addicted to Xanax after taking it for a long time?
- Q What should I know about alprazolam before taking it?
- Q Can stopping Xanax 2 mg with 10 mg Ambien cause withdrawal symptoms?