Noten works by attaching to a receptor in your brain called the GABA-A (gamma-aminobutyric acid-A) receptor. When Alprazolam binds to this receptor, it has a calming effect on the brain. For anxiety disorders, Noten is often prescribed because it can help relieve anxiety symptoms quickly. However, other anxiety medications and talk therapy are better long-term choices for treating anxiety because Alprazolam has side effects, risk of overdose, and the potential for dependence.
These other treatments may take a few weeks to take effect though. So Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines are sometimes used as a “bridge” until other treatments can have a chance to work. For treating insomnia and behavioral therapy, other medications are generally preferred over Alprazolam.
Noten is available in 3 forms:
- Each Noten 0.5 tablet contains: Alprazolam 0.5 mg.
- Each Noten 1.0 tablet contains: Alprazolam 1.0 mg.
- Each Noten 2.0 tablet contains: Alprazolam 2.0 mg.
Is Noten a safe medication?
Genuine Noten pill is safe to use especially those obtained with a prescription from a registered. Med safety does not recommend buying Noten pills or any other brand of alprazolam from online pharmacies as they could be laced with fentanyl which can result in overdose and instant death. In the 12-month period, more than 100,000 Americans died of overdoses, up almost 30 percent from the 78,000 deaths in the prior year, according to provisional figures from the National Center for Health Statistics.
How is Noten taken?
A person should take Noten by mouth as a doctor directs. The dosage will be based on the following factors:
• why the person is taking it
• their age
• how their body responds to the treatment
The recommended dose of Noten for adults also varies depending on its use. The starting dose for excessive anxiety is 0.25 mg taken 2 or 3 times a day. This is gradually increased until anxiety is controlled and side effects are minimized. Elderly patients may be started at a lower dose of 0.125 mg taken 2 or 3 times a day. The usual maximum dose is 3 mg daily.
The starting dose for panic attacks is 0.5 mg to 1 mg at bedtime or 0.5 mg taken 3 times daily. The dose is then gradually increased until there are no more panic attacks.
A doctor may gradually increase the dosage of Noten until the drug works effectively for the person. People should closely follow their doctor’s instructions to reduce the risk of side effects.
If a person has used this medication regularly for a long time or in high dosages, withdrawal symptoms can occur if they suddenly stop taking it. To prevent this, a doctor may reduce the dosage of Noten gradually.
What happens if I miss a dose of Noten?
If a person misses a dose of Noten, they should take the missed dose as soon as they remember. However, they should skip the missed dose if it is almost time for their next scheduled dose. They should not take extra to make up for the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose on Noten?
Symptoms of a Noten overdose include:
• impaired coordination
• diminished reflexes
Death has occurred in association with overdoses of Noten by itself, as it has with other benzodiazepines.
If an overdose of Noten occurs, a person needs emergency medical attention. Somebody should call 911 or Poison Control at 800-222-1222.
What are the possible side effects of Noten?
Noten may cause serious side effects including:
• depressed mood,
• thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself,
• racing thoughts,
• increased energy,
• unusual risk-taking behavior,
• uncontrolled muscle movements,
• convulsions (seizure), and
• pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest.
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Noten include:
• feeling tired,
• slurred speech,
• lack of balance or coordination,
• memory problems, and
• feeling anxious early in the morning.
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Noten. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What medications may interact with Noten?
If your doctor has directed you to use Noten, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions, health risks, and side effects, and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of this drug or any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Noten include:
Serious Interactions of Noten include:
• erythromycin base
• erythromycin-ethyl succinate
• erythromycin stearate
• St. John’s wort
Noten has moderate interactions with at least 264 different drugs.
Minor interactions of Noten include:
• green tea
This document does not contain all possible interactions of this drug with other drugs. Therefore, before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the medications you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list of drugs with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your doctor if you have health questions or concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions about Noten
Q: How long does it take to feel the effects of Noten?
Noten is taken by mouth and is readily absorbed into the bloodstream. You should start feeling the effects of Noten in under an hour. The medication reaches peak concentrations in the bloodstream in one to two hours following ingestion. People who take Noten will often build up a tolerance. For these people, it may take longer to feel the sedative effects of Noten or the sedation may not feel as strong.
Q: How long does it take for the effects of Noten to wear off?
One way to find out how long a drug will last in the body is to measure its half-life. The half-life is the time it takes for half of the drug to be eliminated from the body. Noten has an average half-life of roughly 11 hours in healthy adults. In other words, it takes 11 hours for the average healthy person to eliminate half of the dose of Noten. However, it’s important to note that everyone metabolizes medications differently, so the half-life will vary from person to person. Studies have shown that the half-life of Noten ranges from 6.3 to 26.9 hours, depending on the person.
It takes several half-lives to fully eliminate a drug. For most people, Noten will fully clear their body within two to four days. But you will stop “feeling” the sedative effects of Noten before the drug has actually fully cleared your body. This is why you may be prescribed Noten up to three times per day.
Q: How long does Noten stay in your system?
Studies have shown that the half-life of Noten ranges from 6.3 to 26.9 hours. It is important to realize that half-life is a figure that is an estimate of the time it takes for the concentration or amount in the body of that drug to be reduced by exactly one-half (50%). After four to five half-lives, 97% of a drug has cleared from the body, and the drug is no longer considered to be having any effect. However, this does not mean that it won’t be detectable by a drug test, as this depends on how specific and sensitive the drug test is.
Q: What does Noten withdrawal feel like?
If you take Noten, don’t stop it without talking to your doctor first. Some withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous. You need to follow a program with your doctor’s supervision to taper off the high doses and ultimately quit entirely.
Symptoms of withdrawal include:
• sleep problems and insomnia
• poor concentration
• suicidal thoughts
• worsened anxiety or panic attacks
Your doctor can administer medication to help ease these symptoms and prevent further complications.
Can you drink alcohol while taking Noten?
Taking Noten with alcohol will intensify the side effects of both substances. Researchers don’t know exactly why this happens. It likely has to do with the chemical interactions between Noten and alcohol in the body. A 2018 animal study suggests the presence of ethanol, the main ingredient in alcoholic drinks, can increase the maximum concentration of alprazolam in the bloodstream. In turn, this can cause both an enhanced high or “buzz” as well as enhanced side effects. The liver also needs to work harder, since it breaks down both alcohol and Noten in the body.
Noten vs Xanax which is stronger?
Noten and Xanax both contain the same active ingredient (alprazolam) as a result, Noten XR side effects are the same as Xanax XR side effects while Noten 2mg is equivalent to Xanax 2mg, none is stronger than the other at the same dose.
Addiction To Noten (Alprazolam)
Noten is a powerful Benzodiazepine, it is extremely addictive when used long-term, making Noten addiction and abuse a serious concern. Alprazolam is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States. 70% of teens with a Noten addiction get the drug from their family’s medicine cabinet.
Tolerance to Noten develops quickly, requiring the user to take more of the drug to achieve the desired effects. Someone with a Noten addiction may take up to 20 or 30 pills per day. If the user decides to stop taking Noten, they may experience withdrawal effects such as anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and tremors.