Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Concerns About Taking Paxil and Xanax

My mother who is 79 years old, has severe arthritis and has dealt with anxiety for many years has been prescribed for sometime by her doctor to take 20 mg Paroxetine and 2 mg Alprazolam in the morning, 1 mg Alprazolam at lunch and 2 mg Alprazolam before bedtime.  Paroxetine is the generic for Paxil and Alprazolam is the generic for Xanax.  Is it normal to be taking Paxil and Xanax at the same time?
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Please don't let your mom take the xanax. It's highly addictive and will cause tolerance and to come off takes a very long painful tappering program. All the benozdiazepine drugs are highly addictive.  Please reasearch the drug more. See www.ashtonbenzomanual.com

abby
685562 tn?1447155231
My Grandma age of 72 has been taking Valium on and off for the past 20 years, and that seems to work pretty good for her, its a low dose..I believe it is 2mgs twice daily

I know accumulation could possibly cause a problem, but It seems like valium is always the choice Benzodiazapine for the elderly from where Im from.
What do you think about Valium and the elderly, Ryan?
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Anxiety Community

Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
370181 tn?1595629445
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out what can trigger a panic attack – and what to do if you have one.
A guide to 10 common phobias.
Take control of tension today.
These simple pick-me-ups squash stress.
Don’t let the winter chill send your smile into deep hibernation. Try these 10 mood-boosting tips to get your happy back
Want to wake up rested and refreshed?