7 patient evaluations for Alprazolam taken for the purpose of 'panic attacks' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Feb 10, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I suffer from anxiety attacks, and this medicine usually stops them within 5 minutes. It is also of great help when I am in an uncomfortable social situation.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 28, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fear of public or open places (agoraphobia))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment worked very well for me, was on it for over 3.5 yrs. New doctor wants to change up and see if a new combo will reduce the overall number of pills I have to take each day ( all meds included ).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 25, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been getting panic attacks ever since my mom died in 2008. They would be so severe, I couldn't function. I stayed in bed and couldn't sleep due to all these worries I had. I was very depressed. My doctor recommended Xanax to help with the panic attacks, along with Paxil. Today I am enjoying life a lot more than I used to!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 31, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2009 (Started Jul 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worsened Depression symptoms after Daily use for 2 months, Cognitive Impairment, mild Inhibition of Recognition of Passage of Time, overall, Xanax was quite helpful, the benefits far outweighed the negatives. It is most helpful for less than 4 weeks of use, after use for multiple months, It starts to cause significantly more negative side effects, and generally worsens all symptoms. Short term use is much more beneficial.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 14, 2009 (Started Feb 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Xanax will sometimes be prescribed to be taken to frequently so I usually take smaller portions by breaking 2 mg tabs. in half and taken as needed. I notice I have to be careful with taking too much of a narcotic medication can mimic more MS symptoms or make them worse. I just save up rest of meds for later.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, memory problems

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Aug 12, 2005 (Started Jul 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Alprazolam works w/ my Trazadone to help my sleep but leaves me groggy for a long time. I can't take it if I have plans the next day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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