Posted by: MPS | 2019/09/14



Hi Doctor. I have been prescribed Urbanol and Cilift for anxiety. Mt qustion is how long shoul I expect before a 10mg dose of Urbanol will take effect?

Expert's Reply


Depression expert
- 2019/09/16

It depends on what effect you're looking for.  Sedative tranquilizers of the benzo family, like Urbanol,  are avoided by some doctors, as they can if used for more than a couple of months, have a real risk of dependency ; but if the anxiety is severe, if can provide some temporary relief, which the more effective part of the treatment, the antidepressant ( Cilift, in your case ) starts to be useful. 
Antidepressants take around 2 weeks to show their full benefits, as it takes time for them to produce the needed changes in the body.  Urbanol, like the other benzo's, is more like Gin : you feel its effects in terms of being more relaxed, within half an hour or so.
SO you may take Urbanol as prescribed, initially, to relieve some of the symptoms of anxiety quite quickly, and, because that's not a satisfactory long-term treatment, you also take the Cilift, so it's growing benefits will take over, I'm sorry if your doctor didn't explain this to you, though often as a patient one is a bit too nervous to remember all he may have said.

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