What is Xanax?
Xanax is a medicine used for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. It helps with insomnia caused by anxiety and depression. It is included in the group of medicines called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines work in our neurotransmitters and produce a calming effect.
The dosage depends on your age gender and your medical condition.
For anxiety disorder
- starting dose is 0.25 to 0.5 mg every day
- the maximum dose is 4mg
- The dose may be increased within the interval of 3 to 4 days if necessary.
For panic disorder
- 0.5 mg daily two or three times a day
- The maximum dose is 10mg a day.
- Don’t stop using Xanax abruptly, it can cause withdrawal symptoms.
- Ask your doctor if you want to stop using Xanan.
- Don’t share your medicine with others by thinking that, others have the same symptoms as you.
- Don’t take Xanax with alcohol or other drugs.
- It can be taken with or without food
Who are not capable of using Xanan
Xanan is not for everyone, here are some people who should avoid Xanan:
Allergic to alprazolam
People who have an allergy to alprazolam or other medicines should avoid Xanan. It can cause side effects like difficulty in breathing, and swelling on the face.
Xanan can increase the pressure in the eye, which is not better for Glaucoma patients. It can cause temporary blindness.
Liver or kidney disease
Xanax is metabolized in the liver and excreted by the kidneys, it’s not safe for liver or kidney patients.
Xanan is not better for old people, it can cause side effects.
History of Substance
People who have a history of substance abuse should avoid having Xanax. Long use of Xanax is not recommended.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women
Pregnant women should avoid using Xanax as it can cause severe harm to the newborn. This medicine also passes down through breast milk and it can cause serious side effects to the nursing infant. Consult a doctor before using Xanax during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
In the case of an overdose, immediately contact your doctor. The symptoms of overdose are:
- Reduced reflexes
- Shallow breathing
- Loss of consciousness
If you forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as possible. But if it’s time to take the next dose then skip the missed dose. Don’t take a double dose, it’s not safe.
Here are some common side effect of Xanan:
- Fast heart rate
Serious side effects
- Memory problems
- Trouble in speech
- blurry vision
- Yellowing of skin and eyes