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What is Xanax?

Xanax acts upon the GABA receptors in the brain and nervous system, making it one of the effective treatments for anxiety and panic attacks. 

It is a benzodiazepine medication that helps to boost the functioning of GABA receptors and produce calming effects. 

Xanax is also an effective treatment for nausea or vomiting caused after taking chemotherapy. 

Important Information

  • Take Xanax under the supervision of your doctor, especially the initial dosages.
  • Please don’t rely only on Xanax to treat your pain; you should also follow your doctor’s advice to let the treatment work more effectively.   
  • You are required to have frequent health checkups while taking Xanax. 
  • It is advisable to keep track of your medicine. Keep it under your custody, away from children and anyone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. 
  • Sudden withdrawal of Xanax can be fatal. Please consult your doctor before leaving it; your doctor will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
  • You can either buy the medicine online or offline, provided that you hold an appropriate prescription from a doctor. It is because buying or selling without a proper prescription is strictly prohibited under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for punishment if you do so. 

What to know before taking Xanax?

Being a benzodiazepines medication, Xanax is highly addictive and habit-forming even at regular doses. To avoid the adverse effects of Xanax, please take care of all necessary precautions while taking Xanax. 

In addition to above all, you need to consider the following things before starting your treatment with Xanax:

  • Please avoid taking Xanax if you are allergic to it or any of its components, or any other benzodiazepine medication. 
  • Using Xanax is not advisable if you have or ever the following health disorders:
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) 
    • Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping) or other breathing disorders 
    • Depression 
    • Mood swings or behavioral disorders
    • Destructive or self detrimental thoughts or behavior 
    • Kidney disorder 
    • Liver disease 
  • It is not advisable to take Xanax if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; it can harm your child and make your baby dependent on the drugs. 
  • Please Don’t take Xanax if you are an alcoholic or drug addict. 
  • Ask your physician about all the risks and benefits associated with the medicine. 

How to take Xanax?

Xanax is a highly addictive medicine that works as benzodiazepines and can become dangerous for your health if taken inappropriately. 

Therefore, you should take medicine as directed by your doctor. You are also required to follow all the instructions and directions given on the medication and prescription label. 

You can also talk to your health expert if you don’t feel any improvement in your health condition.

Xanax dosage

Xanax contains Alprazolam, a short-acting tranquilizer belonging to the benzodiazepines medication class used as the first-choice treatment for anxiety or panic attacks. 

However, it is a dangerous medication; therefore, we advise you to consult your doctor for the correct and suitable Xanax dosage.  

Your doctor will examine you thoroughly before prescribing you suitable Xanax dosages. Doctors generally take care of the following factors before prescribing you appropriate medicine dosages:

  • Age of the patient 
  • Weight of the patient 
  • The medical condition of the patient 

The following are the usual Xanax dosage that your doctor can prescribe you:

Dosage for managing and treating anxiety and panic attacks

In the form of oral tablets 

  • For adults 

0.25 mg to 0.5 mg of the medicine orally thrice a day 

  • For children 

Using Xanax for treating patients younger than 18 years is not safe; you should consult your doctor for the suitable Xanax dosage for your child. 

Overdose

You may experience the following life-threatening overdose symptoms if you have taken medicine in excess or used it without consulting your doctor. 

  • Dizziness or drowsiness 
  • Confusion or disorientation 
  • Weak muscles 
  • Loss of coordination or balance 
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Fainting or unconsciousness  

Ignoring these fatal overdose symptoms is not advisable at any cost. You should consult your doctor ASAP if you need any medical assistance. You can also seek emergency medical help by calling the poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222. 

What to avoid while using Xanax?

The interaction of Xanax with alcohol is life-threatening and may cause death as well; therefore, please avoid taking them together. 

Consuming grapefruit or its juice, herbal products, vitamins, and other nutritional supplements while using Xanax is unsafe; They can dangerously interact with the medicine.

Taking Xanax tablets may cause dizziness or drowsiness as your thought process might be impaired; therefore, you should avoid driving and performing activities that can lead to severe injuries or accidents. 

Xanax side effects

Xanax works through GABA receptors in the brain and nervous system to produce calming effects in the brain, and it may cause you the following side effects:

  • Dizziness or drowsiness 
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Weakness 
  • Headache 
  • Depression 
  • Sleeplessness 
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Unconsciousness 
  • Loss of coordination 
  • Forgetfulness 
  • Irritation 
  • Anxiety 
  • Unusual sweating 
  • Involuntary muscles movements 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Skin rashes 
  • Pain or pressure in the chest 
  • Slurred speech 
  • Unusual change in the weight 
  • Nightmares 

It is obvious to experience these mild side effects after using Xanax, and you should not worry too much about them unless they are bothering you too much. However, it is necessary to consult your doctor if these mild side effects are unbearable or making your life too complicated. 

Please stop taking Xanax and seek emergency medical assistance ASAP if you experience the following health issues while taking Xanax:

  • Slow or shallow breathing 
  • Lightheadedness 
  • Seizures or convulsions 
  • Hallucination 
  • Destructive or self detrimental behavior 
  • Restlessness 
  • Unusual and racing thoughts
  • Agitation 
  • Diplopia 
  • Jaundice 
  • Any other severe allergic reaction to the medicine 

What drugs can interact with Xanax?

The medicines that can interact with Xanax include the following:

  • Opioid pain reliever 
  • Narcotic drugs 
  • Sleeping pills 
  • Muscles relaxers 
  • Cold or cough medicines 
  • Antidepressant 
  • Antiseizure or anticonvulsant medication 
  • Other over-the-counter medications 

The interaction of these medicines with Xanax can be detrimental to your health; therefore, we advise you to tell your doctor about all the medications or therapies you are taking before starting your Xanax dosage.