Xanax 1 mg
Xanax 1 mg
Generic name: Alprazolam
Imprint Xanax 1 mg
Strength 1 mg
Drug class Benzodiazepines
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Benzodiazepines are a group of medicines that are useful for treating panic disorder, anxiety associated with depression, and insomnia (sleep aid). Their use is restricted as they are highly addictive if they are long-term used, so they are limited to short-term use.
Benzodiazepines should not be combined with alcohol or drugs that affect the central nervous system.
Xanax 1 mg
Uses: Xanax 1 mg is used to relieve anxiety, stress, it relaxes muscles and aids sleep.
Alprazolam is also prescribed for patients suffering from Agoraphobia (fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult).
It acts by enhancing the effects of natural chemical substances in the central nervous system.
How to use Xanax 1 mg?
- Before taking Xanax read carefully the medication guide provided by the pharmacist.
- Take Xanax 1mg oral (by mouth) as directed by your doctor.
- The dose of Xanax 1 mg depends on many factors such as the medical condition, age, weight, and body response to the treatment.
- The dosage may be increased gradually according to the doctor’s instructions to increase the drug efficacy or it may be reduced gradually to avoid the risk of side effects.
- If you have a substance use disorder (overuse or addiction to certain drugs or alcohol), the risk of Xanax addiction may be higher. Hence, it should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
- The recommended starting dose for patients with anxiety or panic disorders is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg three times daily. The maximum dose daily is 4 mg per day.
- For patients with panic disorders to achieve successful treatment response the mean dose may be elevated to approximately 5 to 6 mg per day, it may reach 10 mg per day. However, periodic reassessment and consideration of dose reduction are recommended.
Common side effects of Xanax are
- Ataxia (lack of muscle control or voluntary movements abnormality)
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Memory impairment
- Skin rash
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Increased appetite
- Decreased libido
Other side effects like:
- Increased libido
- Sexual disorder
- Muscle twitching
Xanax may cause unwanted severe side effects that may require immediate medical attention such as:
- Unusual Drowsiness
- Unusual Tiredness
- Difficulty in concentration
- Difficulty in performing routine tasks
- Trouble sleeping
- Trouble speaking
- Lack of appetite
- Sadness or loss of interest
- Relaxed and calm
- Unsteady walk or shakiness
- Unsteadiness trembling or difficulty in muscle control
- General weakness
- Being forgetful
- Abdominal pain
- Body aches
- Blurred vision
- Burning, itching, numbness, or tingling feelings
- Behavior changes
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored stool
- Decrease in urine volume
- Decrease in frequency of urination
- Difficulty of breathing
- Trouble in concentration
- Dizziness or faintness
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty with moving
- Ear congestion
- Fear or nervousness
- Irregular heartbeats
- Itching or rash
- Joint pain
- Loss of memory
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of self-control
- Loss of voice
- Muscle weakness
- Cramping or muscle ache
- Mood changes
- Nasal congestion
- Painful urination
- Chest tightness
- Balance impairment
- Swollen joints
- Sore throat
- Deep sleep
- Long duration of sleep
- Yellow eyes or skin
- If you experience any allergic reactions to Xanax or other benzodiazepines (lorazepam or diazepam), call your health care provider at once.
- Tell your doctor about your medical history before starting Xanax especially severe lung or breath problems such as sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, liver diseases, kidney diseases, substance use disorder, or glaucoma.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages or marijuana.
- Do not drive your car, use machines, or do efforts that require alertness while taking Xanax. Alcohol and marijuana make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
- Before undergoing surgery Tell your doctor about your medical history and drugs you take including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, or herbal products.
- Do not prescribe this medication to others.
- Blood tests should be performed regularly to monitor the treatment progress and check the side effects.
During pregnancy or breastfeeding:
Like other benzodiazepines, a high risk of congenital malformations during pregnancy may occur, it may be very harmful to the fetus.
This drug is only prescribed during pregnancy if there are no other alternatives for it, and the benefits outweigh the risks. Though, you should avoid particularly the first trimester.
During lactation, Xanax 1 mg is excreted into the breast milk, hence chronic administration of Xanax to nursing mothers may cause the infant to lose weight or become lethargic.
Take the missed dose once you remember. However, avoid taking the two doses at the same time
Seek medical attention right away if you experience one of the following overdose symptoms:
Severe drowsiness, slow breathing, reduced reflexes, or loss of consciousness.
Store Xanax at room temperature.
Avoid moisture and light. Keep Xanax out of reach of children.