Depression/Mental Health Expert Forum
Xanax XR Taper
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support pertaining to mental health issues such as: Anger, Dementia, Depression, Family Problems, Memory Problems, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Transitions and Work Problems.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Xanax XR Taper

Hello,

I have seen questions related to the tapering of the withdrawal of regular Xanax tablets but have not seen answeres regarding the taper from Xanax XR. I am on Xanax XR (which I think is a wonderful drug which has helped me with my panic disorder and slight agoraphobia). When a patient tapers off this drug how does that work since the lowest dosage seems to be .5 mg? For a slow taper would a doctor use immediate release xanax? Is there an axample of a a schedule for taper say for a patient taking 1MG for 8 weeks?

Thank you in advance
Related Discussions
242532_tn?1269553979
Xanax is a particularly difficult drug to get off, but if you are talking about 1 mg/day for 8 weeks, it should not be very hard..best and safest schedule is still over a three week period...take one half a mg for  a week,; then same dose every other day for a week; then same dose or lower every third day, then stop. You should ask your doctor if you have any other condition that might predispose you to seizures, if so, the doctor should cover you with medication for the last week, and the week following.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thanks for your post. I received the same information from my Dr. I am now on every other day of .5 and other than the light headedness, seems like it is OK.

Thanks for the info
Blank
This Forum's Experts
351246_tn?1379685732
Dr. Kokil MathurBlank
Consultant
,
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank