1. WHAT IS XANAX USED FOR?
Xanax contains alprazolam as the active ingredient. Alprazolam belongs to the group of benzodiazepines used to reduce anxiety and anxiety. Benzodiazepines have a calming, sleep-inducing and muscle relaxant effect. Xanax is used in the treatment of morbid anxiety and tension, when these are severe, or limit people's actions to a great extent, or cause a lot of distress.
2. WHEN SHOULD YOU NOT USE OR TAKE EXTRA CAUTION?
When you should not use this medicine - if you are hypersensitive to benzodiazepines - if you are hypersensitive to alprazolam - if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients of this medicine. These substances can be found under point 6.- if you suffer from a certain form of muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis) - if you suffer from severe breathlessness (respiratory failure) - if you do not breathe enough during your sleep (sleep apnea) - if you are under 18 years of age - if your liver function is severely reduced
Conditions of interest when using Xanax:
• breathing problems (severe shortness of breath) • liver function disorders (this can be recognized by jaundice (jaundice), dry skin and pigmentation (liver spots), fluid retention in the abdomen (ascites) and swelling of the palms.) • psychiatric conditions such as psychoses or depression (depressed or thinking about suicide) • Regular alcohol or drug use • Muscle weakness, especially in old age If you have any of the above conditions, your doctor may decide to give you a lower dose or another medicine to be better suited for you.
Possible consequences of using Xanax:
Tolerance It may happen that the effect of Xanax diminishes after a few weeks. Habituation and dependence With benzodiazepines, including alprazolam, habituation, emotional and physical dependence can occur. As with all benzodiazepines, the risk of dependence increases with higher doses and long-term use and is further increased in patients who are or have been addicted to alcohol or drugs. Withdrawal symptoms have been observed after rapid withdrawal or sudden withdrawal of benzodiazepines. These symptoms can range from feeling slightly depressed and insomnia to serious disorders consisting of abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, constant tremors in any part of the body, fits, headaches, muscle pain, anxiety, tension, restlessness, confusion and irritability. In addition, seizures due to withdrawal (withdrawal seizures) have occurred after rapid tapering or sudden discontinuation of alprazolam treatment; Increased recurrence of the anxiety disorder (rebound anxiety) The anxiety and tension that initially necessitated treatment may occur to an increased degree after abrupt discontinuation of treatment (rebound anxiety). It is recommended to reduce the dose of Xanax in small steps and not to stop treatment all at once. can be increased after abrupt discontinuation of treatment (rebound anxiety). It is recommended to reduce the dose of Xanax in small steps and not to stop treatment all at once. can be increased after abrupt discontinuation of treatment (rebound anxiety). It is recommended to reduce the dose of Xanax in small steps and not to stop treatment all at once.