Medicine Information

Alprazolam/Xanax - A Habit Forming Drug


Xanax is a Prescription Drug which is habit forming. You can become physically and psychologically dependent on the Xanax medication. Nevert take more than the prescribed amount of xanax or take it longer than is directed by your doctor. Withdrawal effects may occur if Xanax is stopped suddenly after several weeks of continuous use. As per xanax prescription, sudden discontinuation of the medication may result in seizures as its side effect that is why a doctor always recommends a gradual reduction in dose. Xanax prescription is provided for the relief of anxiety disorders and depression, and is usually is taken three times a day. The instructions on the prescription label must be followed exactly. Do not take xanax for more than four months without consulting a doctor. Alprazolam/Xanax should not be stopped without consulting your doctor, because stopping xanax drug abruptly can cause seizures, delirium, and withdrawal symptoms. A doctor only can guide you on how to decrease your dose slowly.

Alprazolam/ comes in tablet form, and the xanax prescription label will tell you the correct dose. Online pharmacist can answer any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

Take alprazolam exactly as directed by your doctor. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Do not take more than what is prescribed for you. Alprazolam is habit forming. You can become physically and psychologically dependent on the medication. Withdrawal effects which follow when alprazolam is stopped suddenly after several weeks of continuous use can sometimes be overwhelming. Always consult a doctor on how to gradually reduce the dose.

Xanax / Alprazolam should be avoided in the following conditions: Activities requiring mental alertness As with other CNS depressant drugs, patients are cautioned against the use of these drugs during activities requiring mental alertness, judgment and physical coordination as well as activities like driving or operating machinery.

Anxiety/Xanax medication should be taken strictly according to xanax prescription with care particularly in the early phases of treatment of anxiety attacks, until proper adjustment to side effects has been established.

Alcohol and Xanax should never be mixed in when driving because of this combination may have unpredictable CNS depressant effects on your brain. During pregnancies and nursing Xanax is not recommended during pregnancies as per xanax prescription of experts. Anxiety medication studies have suggested an increased risk of congenital malformations associated with the use of the Benzodiazepine during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Studies have indicated that Xanax / Alprazolam and its metabolites are secreted into the milk. Therefore, nursing should not be undertaken while the mother is taking the drug.

To children Till now, no proper safety and efficacy of Alprazolam in patients under the age of 18 years has been established. Elderly patients Elderly and debilitated patients, or those with organic brain syndrome, have been found to be prone to the CNS depressant activity of Benzodiazepine even after low doses. Manifestations include ataxia, over sedation and hypotension. Therefore, Xanax / Alprazolam medication to these patients should be administered with caution and strictly according to xanax prescription of expert doctors. Cardiac complications may occur due to a drop in blood pressure. Initial Xanax doses should be low and increments should be made gradually, depending on the response of the patient, so as to avoid over sedation, neurological impairment and other possible adverse reactions.

Anxiety Disorders

Xanax should not be used by individuals with physiological anxiety or in the presence of disabling manifestations of an appropriate pathological anxiety disorder. Xanax prescription also says that xanax medication is not recommended for the treatment of patients with depressive or psychotic disorders.

Alprazolam should not be administered to individuals prone to drug abuse. Caution should be observed in all patients who are considered to have potential for psychological dependence.

Interactions with other drugs

Benzodiazepine may interact with effects of other CNS acting drugs such as alcohol, narcotics, barbiturates, non barbiturate hypnotics, antihistamines, phenothiazines, butyrophenones, MAO inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsants. It should never be taken with alcohol. Not only does alcohol in low doses spoil the positive effects of the drug Alprazolam, but practically all benzodiazepines.

A xanax prescription warns against the simultaneous use of other CNS depressant drugs like Benzodiazepine of any other type, such as valium, tobacco, marijuana, grapefruit juice, antihistamines such as benadryl, oral contraceptives, sleeping pills etc. These drugs strongly interact with Xanax and can create serious side effects.

To know more about Alprazolam/Prescription medication, you can check out any information resource on Alrazolam like the Alprazolam.cc. The site presents Dr. Johnson's personal experiences of treating the anxiety disorders.

Alprazolam.cc the site presents Dr. Johnson's personal experiences of treating the anxiety disorders.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


The Guardian

Adam Kay: 'If I had kids I would put them off studying medicine'
The Guardian
Kay had enjoyed a longstanding interest in comedy, performing in medical student revues, and later in corporate gigs for pharmaceutical companies. He'd also been on Radio 4 and performed at the Edinburgh festival, so comedy was the obvious way to go ...



Florida Flambeau

FSU College of Medicine hosts World AIDS Day vigil
Florida Flambeau
From 2008 to 2010, there were about 32 new HIV cases and 19 new AIDS cases in Leon County. During this time period, Leon County reported 1,392 cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. Gonorrhea and syphilis rates are higher in this county than ...

and more »


Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: The Tribune was wrong. Medicine often involves a risk to the patient.
Salt Lake Tribune
(Courtesy of the Utah Department of Health) A health department initiative called Talk to Your Pharmacist placed stickers on bottles to prompt prescribers to talk to their pharmacist about the risk of using opioids. By Lynn Webster | For The Tribune ...



The Hindu

'Exciting careers beyond engineering and medicine'
The Hindu
In a State where a huge chunk of student population go towards engineering and medicine, choosing a course other than the two requires a certain aptitude. It's the aptitude that matters when choosing a career, experts from various fields advised ...



KFSN-TV

New Treatment for Neuropathy: Medicine's Next Big Thing?
KFSN-TV
Thirty percent of all Americans will be affected by peripheral neuropathy, a condition that impacts nerves leading to the arms and legs. (KFSN). KFSN. By Margot Kim. Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:48PM. Thirty percent of all Americans will be affected ...



Rethink Healthcare: Government hospitals must provide quality, affordable medicine
Economic Times (blog)
Delhi government's decision to cancel the licence of Max hospital, Shalimar Bagh, for negligence resulting in the death of a premature newborn – the baby was declared dead by the hospital even though he was alive at the time he was given to his parents ...

and more »


New York Times

What Doctors Should Ignore
New York Times
Those variants are enriched in people of African ancestry. Girish N. Nadkarni, a kidney specialist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, explained to me that scientists think this may be because those variants protect against the ...



EurekAlert (press release)

Landmark CAR-T cancer study published in the New England Journal of Medicine
EurekAlert (press release)
IMAGE: This is how CAR-T cell therapy harnesses a patient's immune system to fight cancer. view more. Credit: Loyola Medicine. MAYWOOD, IL - Loyola University Medical Center is the only Chicago center that participated in the pivotal clinical trial of ...
Loyola Medicine Oncologist Patrick Stiff, MD, Co-Author of Landmark @NEJM CAR-T Study, Offers Measured ...Newswise (press release)

all 5 news articles »


HuffPost

Medicine And Why Net Neutrality Matters
HuffPost
Recently, the library at Einstein, where I work as a medical librarian, experienced a momentary internet outage. In that instant, everything seemed to stop in its tracks. Medical students preparing to take their STEP 1 Board exams couldn't finish their ...

and more »


Daily Mail

HEALTH: Nature's medicine for sore joints
Daily Mail
When financier John Carey, then 35, woke up one night in 2002 with a searing pain in the ball of his left foot, the last thing on his mind was gout. 'I'd been training hard the day before – I practise judo and ran marathons – and thought I must have ...


Google News

home | site map | Dr. Thad Thomas
© 2006