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Used Xanax. Forgot to take medications. Will this cause fits?

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hi a friend of mine used to be on xanax he had to take one each night . now if he didnt take his medication for two days could that of coused him to have fits.he was driving home and we r trying to find out why he was doing 40ks in a 100 zone and the car read off the road and he died .i be live that he did have a fit becouse it happend twice befor. and to die at 40 km a hour his body must have been limp to die like that.
Posted Thu, 13 Jun 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 30 minutes later
Dear patient,

Sorry about your loss. xanax or alprazolam has a short half life and a known tendency to cause withdrawal symptoms when discontinued abruptly (including missed doses) the longer the person has been on the medication the higher the risk. One of the most severe symptoms of xanax withdrawal are seizures, and we can’t exclude these were related to the accident

Hope this helps, sorry about your loss, wish you the best.

Dr brenes salazar MD
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mayo Clinic MN
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