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.25 as needed. usually in the evening.
Xanax is a short acting benzodiazepine with a addiction potential which is usually not advised for continuous use for more than 7-10 days.Patients tend to develop dependence and tolerance with such drugs.A similar effect is seen with Lunesta/Eszoplicone which is also advised not to be taken regularly.It can be taken a couple of times a week/ or irregularly but should not be used continuously.The use of Clonazepam or lorazepam which are longer acting drugs with a sedation potential has been accepted in case of anxiety along with SSRI's like Venlafaxine/Sertaline or duoloxetine.The Clonazepam or lorazepam are helpful in allaying anxiety and inducing sleep for a couple of weeks till the full effect ofthe antidepressants kick in fully.Your PCP/Physician can guide you further.Use of the atypical antidepressant Trazodone ,which also works as a hypnotic due to its sedative effect,has been found effective in anxiety and stress.
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