Xanax is one of the most effective drugs on
the market for controlling anxiety related disorders. It is used
to treat general anxiety, anxiety from depression, and even
panic disorders. It may also be prescribed to treat other
symptoms that are not listed medically. Xanax is in a group of
drugs called benzodiazepines and it works by slowing down
chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and therefore
cause anxiety to build up. Although it is an effective drug it
has been known to be habit forming and it can be dangerous if
ingested with other chemicals. Only people who have been
prescribed Xanax should take it and those who are interested in
it should consult a doctor beforehand.
Before taking this drug there are a multitude of things to look
out for beforehand. It should not be taken if you are pregnant
as it can harm the baby with powerful chemicals. It should also
not be taken if you are planning on drinking alcohol or have
already drank alcohol. It has been known to increase the effects
of alcohol tremendously and it can send someone who has been
drinking to a black out with just a partial amount of the
alcohol that it would usually take. You should also not take
this drug if you have narrow angle glaucoma, if you are taking
itraconazole or ketoconazole, and if you are allergic to
Alprazolam or any other benzodiazepines. With all of these
concerns it is definitely important to talk to a doctor before
taking this drug.
Xanax may have some side effects on the user and they should
consult a doctor if they have any of them. Some of the side
effects include -- depressed mood, thoughts of suicide,
confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, the feeling that you may
pass out, and a drastic change in the amount of urine. Also
there is a small possibility of an allergic reaction and if this
happens then the user must contact an emergency response team to
get them to the hospital.
Xanax is a very powerful drug that can treat anxiety but it is
habit forming and it can have side effects that should be noted.
If you struggle with anxiety or you have a panic disorder then
this drug might be the right option for you. By blocking the
production of chemicals in your brain that will create anxiety
you will be able to focus on the task ahead without as much
worry. However, if there are severe side effects to the drug
then it may be time to balance the risks and the benefits.