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Drug info - Best way to take Xanax (Alprazolam)

Discussion in 'Benzodiazepines' started by Zepam, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Zepam

    Zepam Newbie

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    What is the best way to take it-swallowing or dissolution under tongue?
     
  2. Bodhisattva500

    Bodhisattva500 Silver Member

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    I would recomend just swallowing it as the taste isnt exactly great...the effects dont take long anyways. I definetly wouldnt snort it becausei someone whos nose gets clogged everytime they do it
     
  3. OneDiaDem

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    I do both. For faster come on tho, I let it dissolve under my tongue.</font>
     
  4. WhiteRyan

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    Ive heard that zanex is not water soluble and that snorting it is a waste of time, it is just letting it drip down your throat. But i always begged to differ considering it did seem to take effect quicker and stronger threw the nose. I got desperate with .5 and snorted 4 of them and my nose bleed, havent snorted them since.
     
  5. WhiteRyan

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    Sorry, swallowing the pill will have a slightly less effect, but will last longer. Dissolving it under your tongue will effect your more, but have a shorter duration.


    But I also noticed back in the day how zanex dissolved so damn easy that im not sure if zanex has a time-coating or whatever its called. I was wondering myself
     
  6. Of Nothing

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    Best way to take Xanax (Alprazolam)?

    Which of these two are the best ways to take Xanax, best meaning, which one will take effect quicker. Breaking a football in half and swallowing them or chewing a football up and swallowing?
     
  7. aMorphius

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    I imagine both of your suggestions would be about the same. A better
    idea is to put the pill under your tongue and hold it there untill it
    disolves. This method is called "sublingually" (Latin for under the tongue).
    This is the fastest route to the blood stream other than IV or up the nose.
    Neither one of which I would recomend. The "Under the tongue" method
    is what I do when I need to be in the xanax zone ASAP.
     
  8. Curtains

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    xanax footballs are not time released so both ur methods would be the same...so u could try aMorphius's method
     
  9. Of Nothing

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    If I was to crush up a Xanax football (Or Bar) and mix it with a shot of Southern Comfort (Or a different drink like Whiskey or Bacardi), wouldn't that be a great way to catch a quick buzz?
     
  10. Gahaba22

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    That would be a great way to pass out! Seriously, if you are not used to taking benzos and you take 2mg worth of alprazolam (xanax) with a shot of alcohol, you are going to be pretty "relaxed" Now if you have been up all night and your chopping your breakfast up on a mirror, then I highly recommend your alcohol/xanax cocktail.

    geeb
     
  11. Interzone

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    My Psychiatrist recommends the "Holding under the tongue" method because it is the fastest and most useful vehicle to get the active drug into yout system to cure the anxiety.
     
  12. hippie_lain

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    Ill i have to say is xanax is only a temp. fix for anxiety. Dont get me wrong it works better than anythin Ive tried for anxiety but you will need it for the rest of your life if you cant handle the anxiety...and the wilthdraws are as bad as oxys.
     
  13. Interzone

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    No shit man, for about a year I was prescribed 224 5mg Oxycodones, and 120 .5mg xanax per month and when I ran out... oh boy.. it was the most horrible feeling... the ultimate definition of phychic hell. NO withdrawal is in my experience as worse as a dual Xanax/Oxy withdrawal.
     
  14. sunshine

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    Sorry to hear that you have such an anxiety problem Interzone, but those are some good fucking drugs your doctor gave you. I think I read that you have been on xanax for 8 years now which is unheard of to me, best of luck to you when/if you want to get off it permanently. As for snorting or dissolving, I would definitely have to lean towards dissolving besides the horrible taste, but they're pills. You wonthave as much xanax in your systembysnorting it then you would if youdissolved the same amount.
     
  15. raven3davis

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    "I hate the taste of xanax so I would just swallow it up if i was you. It doesnt make a difference since your footballs arent time released. It wouldnt hurt to chew em up or anything I just think they taste horrible"

    is what someone on another forum said
     
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    Does xanax (Alprazolam) work quicker if SWIY chews it?

    Im just curious if xanax gets to work even faster if you chew it up, then drink a glass of water or if it's the same quick acting whether swallowed hole or chewed up first?
     
  17. Zandorf

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    it will work somewhat faster if you chew it up.



    benzos don't dissolve in water so i'm pretty sure that won't aid in
    absorbtion although i once saw a guy with a high tolerance crush up a
    couple bars, put the powder in a shot glass, stir it up and take it
    down. he passed out within 10 minutes.



    i would say the best way to speed absorbtion/effects of xanax would be
    crush it up and swallow with a glass of grapefruit juice since if that
    does not aid in absorbtion it will at least potentiate the effects.



    be safe

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  18. kuplo

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    I was under the impression that grapefruit juice and xanax can cause seizures and or death?
     
  19. Zandorf

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    i've never heard that before.



    i know a lot of people who've done it with no problems.





    i can even begin to imagine why seizures would occur. grapefruit juice
    simply blocks enzyme sin the liver involved with metabolizing the
    drug... i guess it could cause death due to accidental overdose but if
    you're being care/know what you're doing it shouldn't be a problem.



    however, withdrawl symptoms from all benzodiazepines include seizures and death. maybe you got confused that way.

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  20. tinogsx

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    Grapefruit juice seems to make the xanax and other benzos work a little better.If i had to guess, i would say close to15% greater effects that's about it.