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6 minutes ago, Jherm21 said:

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if xanax generic form alprazolam is gluten free? I got the precsription filled before I knew I had celiac so I didnt ask the pharmacy. 

Any generic medication can be made by a number of different manufacturers. You need to contact the pharmacy you purchased the Xanax from and ask them to contact their manufacturer and ask them directly.

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The one make by Sandoz is gluten free. Be aware that some doctors will prescribe a higher dose than needed. If you find that the prescribed dose makes you very sleepy ask the doctor if you can cut the dose in half. It is a highly addictive drug so hopefully your doctor is only having you take it when needed. 


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1 hour ago, ravenwoodglass said:

The one make by Sandoz is gluten free. Be aware that some doctors will prescribe a higher dose than needed. If you find that the prescribed dose makes you very sleepy ask the doctor if you can cut the dose in half. It is a highly addictive drug so hopefully your doctor is only having you take it when needed. 

Yes. Use sparingly. I was on the lowest dose prn for months, only using roughly 1 or 2 every several days. I only started taking it because 1) it was implied that my symptoms were due to anxiety and I was willing to see if they would resolve ( actually was telling nuero doc about head pressure and he said to try one. I already had). 2) I was at my wits end with not having a diagnosis and getting anxious about growing symptoms. 

Sometime over the summer I had duodenitis, gastritis and metabolic acidosis. I started taking the xanax, same low does, up to 3 times per day, every day shortly after.

Then by fall, I was a wreck. Panic attacks, even weirder symptoms. The new symptoms that cropped up WERE cured by popping a xanax, but the old ones stayed. It clicked somehow and I realized I was going through interdose withdrawl symptoms. Even in small doses, if used long enough, it can create this. So, it took a month or more but I gradually reduced the dose and got rid of them. 

I still get the wacky symptoms that started all of this and get anxious about it because still no dx yet! But no more panic attacks and some of the weird symptoms I had while on it are gone. 

So just be careful. I hope you feel better soon. 

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