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icanrace
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   Posted 10/19/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it ok to take Xanax while on prednisone & asacol? I used to be on xanax for panic attacks and I've been feeling a bit edgy at times lately and was wondering about this interaction. Help would be appreciated.
Prednisone 10mg (1.5) tabs twice per day for one week- (then dr. wants an update) started Thursday 10-4-2007

Asacol 400mg (3) tabs twice per day- started Thursday 10-4-2007

-just came off Sulfasalazine (2) 500mg tabs twice per day


dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/19/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
You should be just fine.

To ease your mind, contact your pharmacist.

You can also look at www.pdrhealth.com. But it's always best to ask the pharmacist!


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julee70
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   Posted 10/19/2007 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I've taken that exact combination of drugs -- not often, but occasionally. I never have a problem with a low dose of Xanax and my UC meds.

The only problem with Xanax, I think, is that it makes me tired. Also, it can be addictive.

Depending on how edgy you are and if it's really persistent, you might want to consult a doctor about taking something like Celexa, Lexapro, or one of the other anti-depressants that can help with edginess. It can be great, I think, for those of us who are stressed from UC.
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