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Xanax to Ristoril?

Posted by Simus on April 18, 2005, at 23:08:15

How easy would it be to switch from Xanax to Ristoril?

I am currently taking 0.75mg Xanax. I started taking it 10 years ago, when I was first given an SSRI and I had trouble sleeping. The Xanax worked quite well for maybe a couple of years, and then the effectiveness seemed to dwindle. About a year ago I went off SSRIs completely and started taking Wellbutrin. I stayed on the Xanax, however. I have tried to decrease, but even though I am on a very low dose, it is quite difficult. Perhaps the Wellbutrin is making it more difficult to reduce the Xanax--don't know...

I have read the study posted here recently (by Larry) about people not as likely to develop a tolerance to Ristoril (temazepam) as they would to other benzos. And Ristoril may be more beneficial for insomnia than other benzos. So I was considering asking my doctor about switching. Does anyone know how difficult the switch would be, if difficult at all?




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