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    Is starting on Klonopin until off Alprazolam and then starting on Visteril in place of Klonopin while weaning off Xanax the best choice?

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Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 in Mental Health
Question: my primary wants to and i agree to begin reducing and discontinuing Xanax 1mgs bid daily. she started me on Klonopin; Clonazepam 1 mg bid until off Alprazolam ..then started Visteril in place Klonopin..is this the best choice.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes it is

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I read your query and understand your concerns.

In my opinion your doctor is taking right approach to get rid of xanax. Firstly he removed the large devil with small devil and now he is using hydroxyzine to even remove that left over small devil.

Although it is not possible for me to name it best choice but it can be stated that he is taking right approach.

I hope this answers you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
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