Is Xanax an MAOI?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

TammyGrl0528
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 1345
   Posted 6/26/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
The reason I ask is because my DR prescribed me with Lexapro, and inside the pamplet I have, it says that this drug shouldn't be used within 15 days of using an MAOI.  I have been using Xanax daily for like a week now.  Not sure if it's an MAOI.
 
I will call him tomorrow to verify, but if anyone knows and can tell me now, that would  be great too!  I appriciate your help guys!!!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 6/26/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   

I don't even have to look, no Xanax is not an MAO drug.

Alprazolam (XANAX) is a member of the benzodiazepine family. Benzodiazepines are sedatives.

You can double check that with your Dr. if you choose.  yeah


Respectfully
Kitt
 
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders

Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
______________________________________________________
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


debaser
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1745
   Posted 6/26/2007 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure what MAOI's are, but they must be pretty hardcore because you can't even take advil if you're on them. I think every drug I've ever seen says no to MAOI's.

You can call a pharmacist to confirm, too. That would be quicker and easier than waiting until tomorrow.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
anxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/


harry4
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 1449
   Posted 6/26/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
the main maoi type meds are nardil and parnate
they have very dangerous possible side effects
 
xanax is a valium type med
lexapro is a prozac type med
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional
emails are welcome but do mention healingwell to avoid risk of deletion as spam


veteran1
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 6/26/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
An Maoi like parnate and nardil are anti-depressants.
They are ofter referred as the anti-depressant of last resort because of their many interactions with foods and other medications. Interactions include: aged cheese, processed lunch meat, sausages, red wine and beer to name but a few.
Medication interactions with MAOI's are too numerous to list. They include: any other antidepressant, cough medications, antihistimines, most surgical anesthia,
trazadone...and countless other meds.

As mentioned, xanax is not an interaction.

All Good Thoughts.

Vet

Post Edited (veteran1) : 6/26/2007 8:21:57 PM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
Elite Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 6/27/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Nope it is not
so no worries k
let us know how the meds are working for you

LYN
    Contribute today to support Healing Well Forums...Donate @
 
  Co Mod ..Crohns Forum
  Moderator .......A/P Forum
  Moderator ....Alzheimers Forum 
 
 DX with Crohns, Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety /Panic
 
 Your Mind is like a Parachute...Works better when IT IS Open
 
 Be Thankful for the Difficult times..During those times we GROW
 
             EMPATHY is Always Better than APATHY
 
 Walk With Us We Will Take your Hand .......
 
  
                                  

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:21 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,231,670 posts in 248,304 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 156863 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Getwel.
464 Guest(s), 22 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Getwel, Colita, SweetAsh, Barb1, garylouisville, Casper319, Dixie6, A Yooper, cilly, BillyBob@388, Flip Flop, Sherrine, Doug4506, Healing98, TooMuchAnxiety, InTheShop, Abilene, Angelic_Victory, Momtogigiandquinn, Jessica D, ToTheTop, super max


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest  Follow HealingWell.com on YouTube
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2014 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer