Hello and thank you for your question.
Why are you not able to get a refill? Also, is there a doctor who was prescribing this medication for you, and did they recommend that you stop the medication? Because a doctor would typically advise you to gradually taper off the medication....
Okay, so all you have to do is call your doctor and ask for a refill! It doesn't matter that it's five days early.... if they ask about that, simply tell him/her that you were going through a tough time and took a bit more than prescribed. Maybe they will then increase your dosage for you if you would like. If you are going through a rough time, then it would probably not be wise to just stop the medication. If you stop "cold-turkey" without any kind of gradual tapering, you risk to have side effects and also to feel worse etc overall. I would NOT recommend that you do this...
There is no reason that you "should" be denied a re-fill, though perhaps you may need to go in for another appointment to see the doctor. So, call your doctor now and ask for the refill. Doctors are aware that people can't just quit medications without some kind of tapering etc. and will certainly work with you to either continue the medication or prescribe enough to withdraw from the medication safely. Does this answer your question? If so, please click ACCEPT button, and feel free to continue the discussion with me, even after clicking accept. Thank you.
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Its good that you called your doctor. Well, if you stop the alprazolam suddenly without tapering, the symptoms will be more severe than if done gradually...
some common symptoms of just stopping without tapering may be:
feeling nervous or shaky, irritable or edgy, nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, shakiness or tremors, and feeling nervous or anxious.
It is ALWAYS better to do this under the care of a physician, so please do not just try this alone or cold turkey. Sometimes physicians will even prescribe a different medication to take while coming off of the alprazolam if needed.
Thank you,one more thing at what point should i go to phycition or hospital. What would they do at hospital,if i go