Asked by kimberly holden
I Was Just Precribed Xanex Xr 3 Mg, How Long Does It Take To Start Working?
I was just precribed xanex xr 3 mg, How long does it take to start working?
Hi Kimberly - I am not a physician but do work with lots of folks with anxiety who take a variety of medications to help with that. I have several questions for you - Have you taken Xanax before? Are you being treated for panic disorder? What other medications have you taken for your anxiety.
Xanax XR is recommended for panic disorder because it is long acting and is taken only once per day. According to the literature, initial doses are usually less than 3mg. in order to avoid side effects and most people appear to get relief at a maintenance dose of 3 to 6mg. If you haven't taken Xanax XR before and you don't have panic attacks or extreme anxiety you may want to ask if you could start at a lower dose and work your way up to 3mg. Xanax goes to work quickly and you should experience relief in less than an hour.
Hope this helps