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Is 0.5 mg of Xanax a safe dosage?

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Dr. Chintan Solanki

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Drug Abuse
Question: My 9 year old daughter took 0.5 mg of Xanax. She weighs 100 pounds and in on no other medications. Should I take her to the ER?
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
you should take her to ER if any respiratory problem

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing to us. I can understand your concern.

Xanax is not indicated in children. However 0.5 mg is not at all high dose. She is safe. She may get excess sedation and dizziness. If she feels any problem in breathing or any other symptoms apart from sedation like severe headache or diarrhea take her to ER for check up. Otherwise you can wait for 8-10 hours after which its effects will go away.

Hope I have answered your query, I will be happy to help further.
Regards,
Dr.Chintan Solanki.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki 5 minutes later
Thanks so much!!
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
welcome

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome.

Take care.

http://bit.ly/drchintansolanki (for future communication this is a link to contact me directly by clicking on 'Ask me a question' on same page with three follow up questions ).
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