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What is XANAX?
Xanax is a short-acting tranquilizer belonging to the benzodiazepine medication class that affects the GABA receptors present in the brain and nervous system and helps to treat anxiety and panic attacks.
Moreover, Xanax is also an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting caused due to chemotherapy.
Important information about XANAX
- Xanax is a highly addictive drug and can cause trouble if used without consulting your physician.
- Using Xanax might not be that safe for you if you are below 18 years of age.
- Xanax can interfere with the body’s normal functioning; therefore, you may need certain medical tests while using Xanax.
- Keep your medicine with yourself and never share your medicine with anyone, especially those with a history of drug abuse or addiction.
- Abrupt withdrawal of the medicine can adversely affect your health; therefore, you should consult your doctor before leaving Xanax. Your doctor will gradually decrease your medicine dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
- You can buy the medicine, provided that you bear an appropriate prescription from a doctor. It is because buying or selling without a proper prescription is strictly prohibited under the law, and authorities may hold you liable for some punishment if you do so.
- In addition to all other necessary precautions, you should avoid making medical errors and try to be consistent throughout the treatment.
What to know before taking Xanax?
Xanax works through GABA receptors in the central nervous system and helps to treat anxiety, panic attacks, and other mood or behavioral disorders. However, to make treatment effective, you should take care of certain precautions while taking Xanax.
You should consider the following things before starting your treatment with Xanax:
- Avoid taking Xanax if you are allergic to it or any of its components or similar drugs.
- Taking Xanax might not be that safe or effective if you have or ever had the following health disorders:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
- Sleep apnea (breathing that stops while sleeping) or other breathing disorders
- Mood swings or behavioral disorders
- Destructive or self detrimental thoughts or behavior
- Kidney disorder
- Liver disease
- You can not take Xanax if you are an alcoholic or drug addict.
- Expecting women and lactating mothers should avoid taking Xanax; it can harm their children and make them dependent on the medicine.
- Using Xanax during pregnancy can cause congenital disabilities to your child.
- Consult your physician to learn more about the risks and benefits associated with Xanax.
Side effects of xanax
Using Xanax can help you to treat certain mood and behavioral disorders but can cause the following side effect:
- Dizziness or drowsiness
- Confusion or disorientation
- Loss of coordination
- Unusual sweating
Severe side effects
- Involuntary muscles movements
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Skin rashes
- Pain or pressure in the chest
- Slurred speech
- Unexpected changes in the weight