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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Worried Wife, Community Member, asks

Q: how many hours does xanax xr really mean?

xanax usually last or can be taken every 4 hours but what about the xr tab?  is it 6 or 8 or 24 release?

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
11/13/09 12:10pm

Thank you for your question and welcome to


Because everyone metabolizes medication at different rates, there is no exact answer to your question.


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For further information on medications for Anxiety:


Frequently Asked Questions - Benzodiazepines


Frequently Asked Questions About Antidepressants


How Antidepressants are Used to Treat Anxiety 


Deciding on Anxiety Medications


Monitoring the Effectiveness of Medication


Side Effects of Antidepressants


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By Worried Wife, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 11/11/09