Xanax (Alprazolam): Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Xanax (Alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine. This is used to treat anxiety and also disorders of panic caused by depression.

Information about Xanax:

It is should not use in the conditions of glaucoma, it is also not recommended for pregnant. This drug can pass into breast milk cause defects and life-threatening symptoms in the child.

Alprazolam can also cause addiction; misuse can cause overdose and death. Alcohol should be avoided at the time taking alprazolam because the side-effects can be increased,

It can be used as the exactly how the doctor has prescribed, directions written on the prescription label should be followed by the patient. It is not to be used in small or large doses and also no longer than prescribed. Read the all instructions and patient related information firstly.

Dosage pattern of Xanax:

Adult dose

For anxiety:

Tablet: the drug is about 0.25-0.5mg per 3 times a day.

Max dose is 4mg

Uses: relief of symptoms of anxiety for shorter periods.

For panic disorder:

The drug is about 0.5mg administered orally for 3 times a day.

Sustained or extended-release tablets:

The drug is about 0.5-1mg orally once in a day.

Geriatric dose:

Tablet: the drug is about 0.25-0.5mg per 2- 3 times a day

Uses: relief of symptoms of anxiety for shorter periods.

For panic disorder:

The drug is about 0.5mg administered orally for 3 times a day.

Sustained or extended-release tablets:

The drug is about 0.5-1mg orally once in a day.

Xanax Side effects:

Severity: major

  • Drowsiness
  • Discouragement
  • Coordination difficult
  • Feeling empty
  • Lack of appetite
  • Relaxed
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trouble speaking
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of interest
  • Blurred vision
  • Body pains
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Chills
  • confusion
  • dark urine
  • Decrease in urination
  • Difficulty in moving
  • Lack of concentration
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Nervousness
  • Fever
  • Loss of eyeball movement
  • Itching
  • Loss of voice
  • Loss of coordination
  • Mental changes
  • Memory loss
  • Restlessness
  • Runny nose
  • Shivering
  • Sneezing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Chest pain
  • Decreased responsiveness
  • Ear pain
  • Euphoria
  • Lack of feelings
  • Voice changes

Severity: minor

  • Loss of appetite
  • Decreased libido (less interest sexual intercourse)
  • Increased weight
  • Watering of mouth
  • Weight loss
  • Double vision
  • Feeling warmth
  • Menstrual changes
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Sudden sweating
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty in seeing at night
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Runny nose
  • Disturbances in stomach
  • Ulcers in the stomach

Xanax (Alprazolam): brand names

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