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I have been taking alprazolam .25 mg for three months for

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I have been taking alprazolam .25 mg for three months for sleep. Please suggest a taper plan.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. The good news is that you are taking a very low dose of the medication so tapering should be relatively easy. A good tapering plan would be as follows:

-Alprazolam .125mg every other day for 14 days

-Alprazolam .125mg every third day for 15 days

-Complete discontinuation

This is a good tapering plan to help you successfully taper off the Alprazolam with no withdrawal symptoms.