How to use Xanax
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking alprazolam and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. Your dose may be gradually increased until the drug starts working well. Follow your doctor’s instructions closely to reduce the risk of side effects.
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If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as seizures). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used alprazolam for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.
Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
XANAX is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders and the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety in adults. XANAX is also indicated for the treatment of panic disorder in adults with or without a fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment (agoraphobia).
Detoxification and treatment of the addiction to Xanax
Detoxing from Xanax, like other drugs, is serious. A detox center, inpatient or outpatient, must be licensed by the state. The quality of detox centers is determined by the recommendations and acts established by the government administration of the drug and mental health service, as well as the joint commission and the American society of addiction.
It is extremely important that a person choosing to go through detox had access to a licensed, skilled addiction physician. Careful monitoring is necessary to overcome the physical, emotional, mental, and psychological symptoms experienced during drug withdrawal. The detoxification program developed by the treating narcologist should correspond to the phases of the multi-level rejection of Xanax. A full diagnosis of drug-induced mental disorders, as well as pre-existing mental disorders, is crucial. Once the detox is complete, the patient must move on to addiction treatment to change the background that led to it. Detoxification alone cannot cause the most proper effect.
There are state programs that will help solve all the problems associated with the addiction to Xanax, which includes detoxification, treatment, a thoughtful, supportive program, and selectively – sober homes for life. These programs allow the addict to learn about negative behaviors, learn new healthy addiction coping skills, develop the willpower to reduce cravings, and build a solid foundation for long-term recovery.
MAO inhibitors, furazolidone, procarbazine, antipsychotic drugs (neuroleptics) increase the risk of seizures (lowering the seizure threshold).
Xanax causes extreme dependence. Xanax is a form of benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to help people who suffer from anxiety and insomnia. This group of drugs is the depressants of the central nervous system. This means that they slow down the action of the nervous system. In addition, benzodiazepines are used to treat seizures and relieve the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. This class of drugs is the most widely used of all psychoactive substances. Xanax acts quickly, causing a calming effect, but is also one of the most frequent drugs misused. When taken with other central nervous system depressants, it can be deadly.