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Saturday, February 28, 2009 cynthia111, Community Member, asks

Q: dosage of xanax

Please tell me the legal dose of xanax 2 mg. a doctor can write to you per month

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
3/ 2/09 6:05pm



Thank you for your question and welcome to


I am not sure if there is a legal limit, Pfizer, the manufacturer of Xanax indicates on their site;


For anxiety, the recommended starting dose would between .25 and .50 mg with increases, as needed, up to a maximum of 4 mg. per day. (When needed, increases should be in increments of .5 mg. every three days.)


For panic disorder, the maximum daily recommended dose would be 10 mg. According to the information provided by Pfizer, dosing for panic disorder would be somewhere between 1 mg and 10 mg per day, with the average being 5 to 6 mg. per day.


I hope this information helps.



sammijo1211, Community Member
7/29/09 11:26am

Yes, I have panic disorder and it took only 2 appointments with my doctor and I'm up to 3 mgs a day, 2 mgs bars and a 1 mg back up (I have to carry the bottle of Xanax with me in public situations). But!! I had no clue for panic disorder it could be up to 10 mgs a day, that is like why arn't you dead yet for your heart blowing up like a atom bomb? Lol, because yesterday my husband wanted to take me to the hospital for a "stroke". That's what my panic feels like, I lose eyesight, my blood preasure rockets, I faint, I'm dizzy and feel like I am spinning. and I sweat perfusely and I have massive nerve spasms only on my left, sometimes looking like a seizure,  and I lose control of my arms and legs but I'm consious or "psuedo-seizure's". Other's say my symptom's sound like TIA, what they call "mini stroke's" or "pre-stroke's". So panic disorder is extremely difficult to deal with, not only is is psychological, it's very very physical too. 10 mgs of Xanax a day sounds like, to me, I want to have dementia when I am 30 years old!!!! (Yes, Xanax and other anti-anxiety like Valium can lead to dementia) So everyone who reads this, PLEASE take the dosage seriously!!! For a first time user, it can take only but 1 mg at once to cause total 100% memory loss, when you wake up. That can cause very bad mood's because alot of that memory loss you will still absolutely know where something important is that can lead to blaming, false belief, which to a psychitatrist will call delusional. SO listen to the first answer, only up .5 mg at one at a time. Never take more than perscribed, or you will suffer consequences!!!!!!! Relationship problems galore too!! I did that once, and I gladly take as perscribed now. I'm even going to college now!


Anyways, ALWAYS try to take the lowest dosage as possible, if it works right and keeps you anxiety free, there is no need to take any more than that! If you just want to know for the high, thaen you are just a drug abuser!

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By cynthia111, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/29/14, First Published: 02/28/09