Alprazolam, also available as Xanax, is a short-acting tranquilizer belonging to the Triazolobenzodiazepines class (benzodiazepines fused to the triazole ring).
It is useful for the short-term treatment of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder caused by depression.
It is not safe to buy this medicine online or outside the United States. The FDA does not recommend selling or distributing this drug outside the United States.
These drugs may contain dangerous ingredients or a licensed pharmacy may not sell them.
How to take Alprazolam?
Take alprazolam exactly as your doctor tells you. Read and follow all directions on your prescription label, medication guide, or directions for use. Sometimes the doctor may change the dose. Never use less or more of it, or no more than recommended. Tell your doctor if you have an increased need for this medicine.
Never share alprazolam with anyone, especially anyone with a history of substance abuse or drug addiction. Misuse of this medication can lead to overdose, dependence, or death. The sale or distribution of this medication is prohibited by law.
Measure the dose of the liquid medicine carefully. Use a dosing syringe or medication dispenser to measure liquid. Swallow the extended-release tablet whole without crushing, chewing, or breaking.
Do not swallow the tablet whole as it disintegrates. Let the tablet melt in your mouth instead of chewing it.
The usual use of alprazolam does not exceed ten months for the treatment of panic disorders and no more than four months for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully regarding dosage.
Ask your doctor if your symptoms don’t improve or get worse.
If you have been taking this drug for a long time, you may need frequent doctor visits.
Do not suddenly stop taking this drug, or you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor before reducing the dose.
Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature and monitor the drug. You need to know if anyone is using it off-label or without a prescription.
Throw away any alprazolam liquid that has not been used for 90 days.
What to know before taking Alprazolam?
You should avoid taking Alprazolam if:
You also take ketoconazole or itraconazole (antifungal medicines); or
You have a past of an allergic reaction to benzodiazepine (Diazepam, Alprazolam, Ativan, lorazepam, Restoril, Klonopin, Tranxene, Restoril, Valium, Xanax, Versed, and others).
To ensure this medicine is safe for you, tell the doctor if you have ever had:
Drug or alcohol addiction;
Kidney or liver disease (alcoholic liver disease);
Mood problems, depression, or suicidal thoughts/behavior; or
Breathing problems include sleep apneas or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Let your doctor know about your pregnancy or plan to get pregnant. This drug can harm an unborn baby. Avoid using alprazolam during the first trimester of pregnancy.
If you use alprazolam during pregnancy you may have a drug-addicted baby. Life-threatening withdrawal symptoms can occur after the baby is born. Children who are addicted to addictive substances may require medical attention for several weeks.
You should not breastfeed while using alprazolam.
Alprazolam is not recommended for use by people under the age of 18.
What are the benefits of using Alprazolam?
Alprazolam helps treat panic disorder, anxiety disorders, and anxiety associated with depression.
It works by enhancing the effects of natural chemicals in the body known as GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid).
What are the side effects of Alprazolam?
See an emergency doctor if you have an allergic reaction to taking alprazolam. Signs of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, throat, lips, or tongue.
Alprazolam can slow or stop breathing; especially if you have recently taken alcohol, opiates, or other drugs that can slow your breathing. Your doctor should see a doctor if you breathe lightly or shallowly, stop breathing, or have difficulty waking up.
Call your doctor right away if:
weak or shallow breathing;
Risk-taking behavior, hallucinations;
Being agitated or talkative, racing thoughts;
Decreased need for sleep, increased energy;
In older people, the sedative effect of alprazolam is more likely to occur over a longer period of time. Use caution to avoid accidental falls or injury, as this is common in older patients taking benzodiazepines.
Common side effects of alprazolam may include:
Feeling lightheaded; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and they can occur too. Talk to your doctor about side effects. Report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How does Alprazolam work?
Alprazolam works by stimulating the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain known as gamma-aminobutyric acid.
What to avoid while using Alprazolam?
Avoid drinking alcohol. Serious side effects or death can occur.
Avoid drinking alcohol and engaging in dangerous activities until you know how this drug affects you. Drowsiness or dizziness can cause accidents, falls, or serious injuries.
The interaction of grapefruit with alprazolam can lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid grapefruit products.
Precautionary Measures For The Use Of Alprazolam
Patients who are about to start taking alprazolam should observe the following precautions:
Buying alprazolam from street vendors can be dangerous. This is because they can handle counterfeit quality products and sell them at the same market price or less.
Do not take alprazolam in normal doses if you are stressed or stressed on a daily basis. Most of the time we are under pressure from the lifestyle we have chosen for ourselves.
The use of alprazolam in pregnant women is strictly prohibited. This is because the medicine can enter the body of the unborn baby. As a result, withdrawal symptoms can occur during childbirth.
Patients assigned to taking alprazolam should not exceed the admission period. If you continue to use alprazolam after completing the prescribed regimen, there is a possibility that you will become dependent on the medicine.
Patients should not abuse the drug by ingesting large quantities. Alprazolam is an addictive medicine that may be addictive for you.
Don’t overdo the alprazolam as it can have serious health side effects. It can even lead to fatal consequences and sometimes even death.
Patients are prohibited from drinking alcohol in any form. As a side effect, you may feel dizzy. Also, the drug can increase the effects of the alcohol you took with the drug.
Keep out of reach of children. In particular, do not allow addicts to take any amount of this drug.