Can I Take Kalma Tablets On A Regular Basis

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Asked by Kim Potts

Can I Take Kalma Tablets On A Regular Basis

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Hi Kim:

I am not a physician but found that Kalma contains the active ingredients in alprazolam, which is a benzodiazepine. In other words, a tranquilizer.

Alprazolam is the generic name for the prescription medication Xanax. You may have heard of Valium or Librium, and this medication works in a similar fashion. You can read more about [alprazolam](http://www.drugs.com/mtm/alprazolam.htmlalprazolam here "Alprazolam") here. This can be obtained by a prescription only. Benzodiazepines can be very addictive, but if they work for you, then follow what your physician recommends. If you trust your doctor, then you should listen to him/her. If you don't, seek a second opinion.

If you are in counseling, great! If not, consider finding a professional in your area who specializes in anxiety/stress management at Psychology Today.

I hope this helps,

Dr. Diana Walcutt

The Stress Masters

*Dr. Walcutt is a Psychologist, not a Psychiatrist. Psychiatrists prescribe medications. Psychologists study them, but the majority of Psychologists are not authorized to prescribe meds or give you specific advice about them. Dr. Walcutt's answers are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or mental disorder. Any information given in a post about medication is for educational purposes only, and primarily to aid you in having an informed discussion with your own Psychiatrist/Physician.

Answered by Diana L. Walcutt, M.D.