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Old 03-01-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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how long for xanax to kick in?

For the past few days xanax has been working great for me..but today at about 11:15 I took .5 MG and I still had the anxiety until about 12:30. After that I felt fine..but I'm wondering if anyone else experienced this?

 
Old 03-01-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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Re: how long for xanax to kick in?

I'm going to use my favorite line here
Everyone is different, but for me if I was having a bad attack the Xanax usually kicked in within 20 to 30 minutes.

The whole time I took Xanax I never did this, but some people on this board say that if you put the pill under your tongue and let it disolve that it gets into your system faster.

 
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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Re: how long for xanax to kick in?

For me it depends on how bad my anxiety is...If it is horrible then it seems to take a while longer but if its only mid range then it kicks in about 30 min later. I also only take half of a .5 because I really worry about getting knocked out and not being able to take care of my kids...and even that half will put me to sleep at times..lol. I have heard the same thing that Graciecat said about putting under your tongue though I have never tried it either.

 
Old 03-01-2005, 05:57 PM   #4
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Re: how long for xanax to kick in?

I used to take Xanax before I became addicted to it and had to stop.. (then went on Paxil for 4 years and it was a godsend... for me) but I used to put it under my tongue because it would enter the bloodstream faster and work in about 16 mins -vs- the usual 30 or more when taken orally into the stomach. Hope this helps.. also consider the amt you are taking, the smaller amt the smaller the effect.

 
Old 03-01-2005, 06:04 PM   #5
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Re: how long for xanax to kick in?

Under the tongue is the only way to go with me! When I have anxiety, I need relief NOW!!! The xanax gets into the bloodstream ALOT quicker than swallowing.

 
Old 03-02-2005, 07:23 AM   #6
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Re: how long for xanax to kick in?

It takes mine 45 minutes to an hour to kick in, but I too have had it not kick in for over an hour like you - I then start saying, "I must have had a dudd Xanax!"

 
Old 03-02-2005, 09:45 AM   #7
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Re: how long for xanax to kick in?

if your taking it ona full stoamch it doesnt seem to wokr as fast...

 
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