Can My Cardiologist Prescribe Xanax

3 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Jan Says:

I had a cardiac ablation in 2014. Had three episodes since then. My cardiologist prescribed Xanax. When I feel as if I might be going to have an episode, I take 1/4 th extra of 25 mg metoprolol along with 1 Xanax. It has been successful in staving off any episodes.
I haven't used that many. When I tried filling my script, it had expired. His new practitioner is telling me, my cardiologist can legally only prescribe Xanax just once in MA. Is this true?

Showing Replies 1 - 3 of 3 RSS Feed

Page of 1     Sorted By:
EDDY Says:

There seems to be a lot of very strict rules in MA when it comes to controlled medicine but no that doesn't sound right. Many Doctors have said similar comments like that for years, making it clear they will only fill your request once and further refills will need to be provided by a Mental Health provider. I think that is BS

Was this helpful?     0     0  
BL Says:

I could not find any laws in Mass stating that restriction. It is up to each doctor to decide what they prescribe. You need to see your cardiologist and ask him directly. If he says the same thing, that means he does not want to continue to prescribe it to you.

It is common for cardiologists to prescribe medicatioins for anxiety. If the cardiologist or any other doctor believes a patient requires the help of a psychiatrist when mental health issues are involved they will usually refer the patient to a psychiatrist.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Verwon Says:

No, any doctor that is legally licensed to prescribe medications can prescribe it, whether or not they chose to do so is entirely up to them. My cardiology ARNP used to prescribe Ativan for me, after I suffer congestive heart failure, until my anxiety and insomnia issues were under control.

The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and irritability.

Otherwise, I have to refer to what BL has said. They may not think it is something you continue to need, or they may think you are better served by seeing some that handles mental health issues.

Are these the only medications that you are currently taking?

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

how can i get prescribed yellow xanax bars
I get anxiety a lot when I'm at home or at stores when I'm around a lot of people I get frustrated a lot too and... 3 replies
Can You Die From Xanax After Thirty Year Usage Prescribed
Can you die from coming off Bendoazapines after thirty Year usage prescribed? aka Xanax or Valuim that has Bendoazapine ... 2 replies
Looking for a Dr who can prescribe me xanax
I have terrible anxiety and panic attacks. this has been going on since i was 8 years old. I have been on variouse meds,... 2 replies
Where can I find a Dr in Florida who will prescribe Xanax to me?
I have been prescribed Xanax for the last few years. My Dr has recently retired and I would like a recommendation of a D... 33 replies
doctors in smyrna that prescribe xanax
I have bad anxiety and I have been getting Xanax for 13 years my doctor is using substitute mess now for the place of Xa... 3 replies
Need to find doctor to prescribe my xanax again!
I have panic disorder/ GAD/ depression before i got pregnant last year i was on Xanax for my bad anxiety, i had to stop ... 2 replies
find a doctor in my area who will prescribe xanax in m&pa
I was prescribed this before, and it worked great, I'm trying to find a doctor who can do the again ## I need xanax ... 24 replies
find a doctor in my area who will prescribe xanax
Does anyone know of a doctor that prescribes xanax in florence,sc? I take the 0.5 and my doctor moved to Ohio!! Any help... 6 replies
does anyone know any doctors in san francisco california that will prescribe me xanax for my panic attacks they are ruining life
I am having a really hard time finding a doctor that will give me a script for xanax. I use to be able to get them from ... 34 replies
Doctor that can prescribe me my right meds
I am looking for a doctor near merrillville, schererville, or near Gary, munster, Highland, any area near or in these ci... 1 reply

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question

This form will be submitted securely


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 20 April 2017.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2019 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA