• Lisa Lisa
    July 18, 2010
    is .5 mg the lowest dose for xanax? and what is the highest dose?
    Lisa Lisa
    July 18, 2010

    i just took 2 .5 mg of xanax b/c i was not feeling much from just taking one .5mg of xanax.....so, i was just curious if .5mg is the lowest dose and out of sheer curiousity what is the highest dose of xanax normally prescribed to pt's??



  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    July 19, 2010
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    July 18, 2010

    Hi Lisa


    On this Psychology and Counseling site they report that some people start off with an even smaller dose of .25 mg.  They say some people go up to 4mg but divided into smaller doses. 


    This is definitely a question you want to ask your doctor.  It seems you took a much higer dose than what was prescribed to you.  I would worry about doing this not under a doctor's supervision.  It is possible to overdose on xanax with potentially very serious consequences.


    We have a ton of information on our site about xanax.  It probably would be good to read some of it to understand how it works and about dosage.


    Let us know if we can be of any more help to you and please do talk to your doctor about your dosage.  Thank you for your question.

  • Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    July 18, 2010
    Eileen Bailey
    Health Guide
    July 18, 2010

    Thank you for your question and welcome to AnxietyConnection.com.


    I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.


    In the U.S. Xanax is available in .5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg and 3 mg.


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