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Re: Xanax XR: Worth the $$$?? Really once daily? CareBear04

Posted by cache-monkey on March 19, 2005, at 14:00:09

In reply to Re: Xanax XR: Worth the $$$?? Really once daily? cache-monkey, posted by CareBear04 on March 18, 2005, at 17:14:15

Hey,

I do want a long-acting benzo. I'm on Klonopin now, but find it far more sedating than when I was on Xanax. I'm also experiencing some sexual dysfunction, which, amongst the common benzos, I've read is most caused by Klonopin.

Interesting to hear your experience with the XR. I wonder if part of the reason the XR felt weaker is that there isn't a sharp spike up at dosing? Or did it simply just leave you more anxious at an equivalent dosage?

Best,
cache-monkey


> hi there,
> i took xanax 1mg four times a day. i could feel one dose wear off, so every four hours, i popped the next. i tried xanax xr to avoid the frequent dosing and to minimize the dependence, but i wasn't pleased. i took xanax xr 2mg twice a day. at most, it lasts 12 hours, so if you want your whole day covered, you need two doses. in my experience, the doses aren't equivalent; xr feels much weaker than regular. i couldn't even feel it work, but the upside of that is that i didn't feel it wear off, either. in my opinion, xr isn't worth the money. when i took it a year ago, xanax xr was not a preferred brand name drug under my insurnace, so it cost an arm and a leg. i dont know whether it is now, but it's definitely expensive, especially if you take it twice a day. if you're set on a long-acting benzo, you might try klonopin. it doesn't feel the same and can make people depressed at higher doses, but it can last up to 8hrs and is pretty convenient.


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