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Can you please mention your condition for which you are placed on xanax xr ?
well is xanax xr the only drug that you are taking or there are other drugs as well for your ocd , if yes kindly mention them ?
since how long ( duration ) are you taking xanax xr ?
Ok , thanks for the reply..
Well, the reason i asked you the above two questions because , first of all xanax xr is a benzodiazepine , which like any other benzodiazepine is to be taken for a short duration , only , such as a few months , the reason being it can cause central nervous system side effects such as memory impairment ( which you are already experiencing ) , impaied balance , central nervous system depression , etc , so , i just wanted to know , that if you have been on this drug for too a long a duration , the quite naturalyl it will be having its side effects such as memory impairment .
Secondly you are taking this xanax xr with 2 anti depressants such as mirtazapine and cymbalta for ocd , which itself is a type of anxiety disorder , so one needs to know , if there are any adverse drug interactions taking place , which may be worsening the clinical picture , hence the question was asked .
Now coming to your question , the answer is NO , xanax xr does not cause dementia/ alzheimer's , nothing of such sort has been documented , but yes it may lead to memory impairment as a side efect , which is reversible , once the drug is withdrawn after using for a short period .
I hope this helps..
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