About Xanax 1mg
Xanax 1mg is a benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It works by slowing down the nervous system, making it easier for the person to relax. Xanax 1mg is available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs Alprazolam Intensol, Xanax XR, and Niravam.
Side effects of Xanax
Common side effects of Xanax 1mg include:
- muscle weakness,
- dry mouth,
- blurred vision,
- memory problems,
- trouble concentrating,
- upset stomach,
Indications for the usage of Xanax
Xanax 1mg is taken by mouth, usually 2-3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. The usual starting dose is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg 2-3 times a day. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose to lessen the chance of side effects. If you suddenly stop taking Xanax 1mg, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as:
- trouble sleeping,
To prevent withdrawal symptoms when stopping Xanax 1mg suddenly, your doctor may decrease your dose gradually. Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.
Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard Xanax 1mg.
Before taking this medicine
You should not take Xanax 1mg if you are allergic to alprazolam or other benzodiazepines, or if you have:
- a history of alcohol or drug abuse,
- lung disease,
- kidney disease,
- liver disease,
- a seizure disorder,
- or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
To make sure Xanax 1mg is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- mood problems,
- suicidal thoughts or actions;
- bipolar disorder (manic depression);
- porphyria (a rare blood disorder that can cause symptoms ranging from skin problems to abdominal pain);
- emphysema, or other breathing disorders;
- kidney or liver disease (especially alcoholic liver disease);
- seizures or epilepsy;
- a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction; or
if you use a sedative like Valium (diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Xanax, Versed, and others).
Alprazolam may be habit-forming. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Do not take Xanax 1mg if you are pregnant. This medicine can cause birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.
Alprazolam may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.
Do not give this medicine to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.
How should I take Xanax 1mg?
Take Xanax 1mg exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away alprazolam is against the law.
Alprazolam may be habit-forming, and this medicine is a drug of abuse. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Do not take Xanax 1mg for longer than 4 months at a time. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.
To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually.