Can hospitals prescribe higher dosages of xanax?

I went there saying i have anxiety (which i do) and to my surprise they prescribed me 20 0.25mg of xanax (with no refill). the 0.25 didn't work, can they prescribe higher dosages of xanax? one doctor from the same hospital was surprised i was even given it. So i guess it's rare to do that?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    No, but doctors can.

  • 3 weeks ago

    For cases like this, where the problem is serious, hospitals usually give you a minimal dose, for a short period, so you can see your regular doctor to get more fully evaluated. 

    But that varies from hospital to hospital and from country to country.

  • .
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Yes. 

    Treatment for anxiety should be start at 0.5 mg given three times daily and then increased to a maximum daily dose of 4 mg.

    But keep in mind, it's addictive.

    • oil field trash
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      It is not for you to say what the dosage should start at. That is for the doctor seeing the patient to determine.

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