Health QuestionsCategory: MedicationsHow long does Xanax take to kick in?
Username asked 3 years ago

After taking a pill, how long until you guys feel a difference?

9 Answers
tsavorite answered 3 years ago

Re: How long does Xanax take to kick in?
15 to 90 minutes for me, depending how stressed/worked up I was and how much I took.

Username answered 3 years ago

Re: How long does Xanax take to kick in?
Damn, I was hoping that it would kick in faster than that.
 
Diazepam/temazepam takes about 45 minutes with me, and this is no where near fast enough.
 
I’ll soon find out for myself though.
 
Cheers.

ocd-man answered 3 years ago

Re: How long does Xanax take to kick in?
Usually for me about 15 minutes. By the time I take one I usually have to let it melt under my tongue.Very bitter taste but it works faster that way.

crazyweasel answered 3 years ago

Re: How long does Xanax take to kick in?
About 45 minutes, I’d say.
 
The trick is knowing that it’s on the way, and that you need to distract yourself for a while, until it can work. Count sheep, tell yourself a story, work out, take a walk, rock back and forth…
 
It doesn’t work so fast, but it works oh so good. Find yourself a repetitive activity to wait it out, and it will happen.

edna answered 3 years ago

Re: How long does Xanax take to kick in?
15 minutes or so for me, faster if I do the under the tongue thing.  
 
Part of it may be psychological since I know the relief is on its way.