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I am having an endoscopy at 7:30 AM EST and I have

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I am having an endoscopy at 7:30 AM EST and I have anxiety/panic symptoms now. Can I take a xanax?
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Customer: I am in menopause and wake with anxiety each morning. I have a prescription for xanax and am instructed to take .5mg before bed, which I did last night and .25mg in the AM when I wake up.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Yes, it would be OK to take a Xanax now as it has been prescribed. However, it is critical that you inform the doctor and staff that you have taken the drug. They will typically provide medicines to sedate you during the procedure, and they will need to know what is already in your system before administering any additional medicines.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.