i am due to have nuclear stress test and i have anxiety disorder. i have put the test off three times, yet i know i really need to have it done.. is it safe for me to take xanax prior to test? my disorder is chronic and i heart problem due to the stress put on my heart from the anxiety disorder over the years.
Xanax (Alprazolam) is a short-acting benzodiazepine and is often prescribed before many procedures to allay anxiety/for conscious sedation in some individual who appears apprehensive. Many investigative/ therapeutic procedures are performed, ideally after light sedation if the patient is conscious. Nuclear stress test is undertaken under presence & guidance of Physician. Hence you need not worry.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist
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