XANAX (ALPRAZOLAM) 2mg
Sold in quantities of 10 tablets.
Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks which manifest symptoms such as restlessness, flushing, shortness of breath, trembling, sweating, palpitations, and insomnia. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Drug abuse and dependence: Even when used as recommended, alprazolam may cause emotional or physical dependence (addiction). Don’t increase your dosage of this medication without talking to your doctor, even if you think it’s not working. Also, don’t stop taking this medication suddenly or decrease the dosage without talking to your doctor. This can cause withdrawal symptoms. Some of these can be life-threatening, such as seizures.
The risk of dependence is increased if you take higher doses or take this drug for a longer length of time.
Depression and suicidal thoughts: If you have pre-existing depression, alprazolam may make your condition worse. If your depression gets worse or you have suicidal thoughts, call your doctor right away.
Alprazolam oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drugs Alprazolam Intensol, Xanax, or Xanax XR. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version.
Alprazolam oral tablets come in immediate-release and extended-release forms, as well as an orally disintegrating form. Alprazolam also comes as a solution. All forms are taken by mouth.
An extended-release drug is released slowly into the bloodstream over time. An immediate-release drug is released into the bloodstream more quickly. The extended-release drug is only used to treat panic disorder.
Why it’s used
This drug is used to manage anxiety disorders or panic disorder. It can be used for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety, or anxiety linked with depression. Anxiety or tension caused by the stress of everyday life usually doesn’t need to be treated with this drug.
This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.
How it works
This drug belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
This drug attaches to certain benzodiazepine receptors in your brain and nervous system. This boosts the activity of a chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This helps to produce a calming effect in your brain.
Missed Dose of Xanax
Take the missed Xanax dose as soon as you remember.
But if you take several doses per day and miss a dose and it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.
Do not take an extra dose to make up for a missed one.
SIDE EFFECTS :
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Xanax:
-Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Common side effects of Xanax are:
inside, 2-3 times a day, regardless of food intake. Doses are selected depending on the severity of the syndrome, the individual sensitivity of the patient and his reaction to the drug.
Begin with minimal doses of Xanax (0.25-0.5 mg / day), followed by a rise first in the evening and then in the daytime. Elderly and weakened patients – 0.25 mg 2-3 times a day. Further increase in the dose (up to 0.5-0.75 mg / day) is carried out with caution for good tolerability of the drug.
With anxiety, anxiety, the initial daily dose is 0.75-1.5 mg Xanax and can be increased to 3-4.5 mg / day.
In panic disorders – 0.5 mg 3 times a day, the daily dose can reach 3-6 mg, the highest daily dose – 10 mg.