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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?

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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.

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 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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