• Merely Me
    Health Guide
    May 12, 2009
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    May 12, 2009



    Can you tell us more?  Has your husband said anything which makes you think he wants to overdose on his meds?  If it is an emergency situation of course you call 911.  If you are concerned about the potential misuse of these medications I would contact his doctor to ask for advice.


    Here is the warning given about xanax and overdose from PDR Health


    "An overdose of Xanax, alone or after combining it with alcohol, can be fatal. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.


  • Symptoms of Xanax overdose may include:
    Confusion, coma, impaired coordination, sleepiness, slowed reaction time"

    Here is information about overdosing on celexa.


    Let us know how things are going okay?

  • tresvick
    November 11, 2010
    November 11, 2010

    My husband was concerned about the amount of Xanax I was taking too. My doctor prescribed 2 mg four times a day, but I only took 1 mg four times a day and that was enough. 2 mg four times a day was the correct dose for my condition, though. Withdrawal from Xanax is severe and will occur if you have taken Xanax for an extended period of time, whether you have abused it or not. If your husband is taking his Xanax as prescribed, he is not in danger of overdosing. However, if he is finishing his meds too soon, before his next refill is due, then he is in trouble and you need to talk to his doctor about your concerns. Hopefully his doctor will work with you in monitoring his intake of Xanax and not just cut him off. Good luck.

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