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Going for detoxification to get off xanax. Use phenobarbital for withdrawal. Is it fine?

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I am going to detox to come off of Xanax for 30 years. the nurse told me they use phenobarbital for withdrawals. my Xanax has been prescribed by my physician.
Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 in Drug Abuse
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 44 minutes later
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Thanks for using health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
However I would require a couple of more details to help you in answering your query in a better justified way.
1) How much xanax are you using per day
2) Have you ever tried to come off it? Was there a problem?
3) Is it an indoor detox or outpatient detox?
Hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
Regards and wish you good health,

Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD
Neuro-Psychiatrist and Sexologist
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