Health QuestionsCategory: MedicationsHow long does Xanax take to kick in?
Username asked 2 years ago

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

6 Answers
Username answered 2 years ago

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.

Man answered 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 replied 2 years ago

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.

lynnieg replied 2 years ago

LOL!!

Everytime I have a batshit day, or have to take the kids to do the grocery shopping, I usually come home, drop one, and think to myself, “Okay, here comes the cavalry!!”

TorsoledxxxClot answered 2 years ago

Four minutes. Take a halved amount of your usual dosage and let it melt under your tongue. (Usually, halving anything will cause the med to kick in sooner, but may have a faster drop rate….So I’d only recommend this for, y’know..Panic Attacks an’ all that goodness.)

flapjack answered 2 years ago

Depends if I take it with food or on an empty stomach… generally about thirty to forty-five minutes.

bamagirl replied 2 years ago

For me,its what dosage I’m taking,if its on an empty stomach or not.Normally for 1 mg,I’d say 20 mins.Sometimes I half mine so it may take longer.

I’ve never put mine under my tongue but I have gotten water in my mouth and just move it around till it “melts” and then swallow.Gotta chase it with more water though…it can be yucky lol

I have heard chewing them (which could be the same as what I do) helps it kick in faster.My dad use to chew l*rtabs cause they worked faster….gags me…lol

Username asked 3 years ago

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

9 Answers
Username answered 2 years ago

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.

Man answered 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 replied 2 years ago

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.

lynnieg replied 2 years ago

LOL!!

Everytime I have a batshit day, or have to take the kids to do the grocery shopping, I usually come home, drop one, and think to myself, “Okay, here comes the cavalry!!”

TorsoledxxxClot answered 2 years ago

Four minutes. Take a halved amount of your usual dosage and let it melt under your tongue. (Usually, halving anything will cause the med to kick in sooner, but may have a faster drop rate….So I’d only recommend this for, y’know..Panic Attacks an’ all that goodness.)

flapjack answered 2 years ago

Depends if I take it with food or on an empty stomach… generally about thirty to forty-five minutes.

bamagirl replied 2 years ago

For me,its what dosage I’m taking,if its on an empty stomach or not.Normally for 1 mg,I’d say 20 mins.Sometimes I half mine so it may take longer.

I’ve never put mine under my tongue but I have gotten water in my mouth and just move it around till it “melts” and then swallow.Gotta chase it with more water though…it can be yucky lol

I have heard chewing them (which could be the same as what I do) helps it kick in faster.My dad use to chew l*rtabs cause they worked faster….gags me…lol