What is Alprazolam?

Xanax is a benzodiazepine that is a brand name for the drug Alprazolam. Doctors prescribe this medicine for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. It works by affecting your brain chemicals to calm you down and suppress the feeling of anxiety. This drug mimics the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is a natural tranquilizer and binds with the GABA receptors in your brain to treat the symptoms of anxiety.

This medicine affects your brain, and because of that, you can develop a dependence. Due to the risk of abuse and addiction, the FDA has classified this medicine as a controlled substance, which means you will need a prescription to buy Alprazolam online or from a local medical store.

Alprazolam Dosage

You can use this drug for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. The proper dosage varies from person to person, as the doctors determine the dose based on your age, the severity of the condition, and mental and physical health. You should not take more the amount prescribed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects of this medicine.

For anxiety disorder


0.25mg to 0.5mg three times a day
The doctor can increase the dose at an interval fo 3 to 4 days
The maximum daily dose should not be more than 4mg


For panic disorder


0.5mg three times a day for initial treatment
Your doctor can change the dosage at an interval of 3 to 4 days to achieve maximum effect
The maximum dose can be more than 4mg per day as per the patient’s requirement.

Side effects of Alprazolam

You can order Alprazolam online for the treatment of anxiety or panic disorder, but you should follow the prescription while using it, as this drug can have various adverse effects if not taken correctly.

Common side effects


Headache
Insomnia
Nervousness
Drowsiness
Irritability
Dry mouth
Constipation
Nausea
Vomiting
Sweating


Severe side effects


Chest pain
Rash
Allergic reaction
Hyperventilation
Blurred vision
Hypotension
Muscle twitching
Memory impairment
Decreased libido
Depression
Fainting


If you experience any such symptoms, then you should stop taking this medicine and consult with your doctor before continuing the treatment.

Alprazolam interactions

Interaction of alprazolam with other drugs can change how the medication will affect your body. Drug interaction can increase or decrease the side effects of this medicine. You should inform your doctor about all the medication you are taking, including herbal products before starting the treatment with this medicine.

Following drugs can increase the effects of this medicine


Erythromycin
Nefazodone
Ketoconazole
Cimetidine
Ketoconazole
Fluvoxamine
Ritonavir


This drug produces extra depressants effects on the central nervous system (CNS) if you take it with the following substances


Alcohol
Psychotropic medications
Antihistamines
Anticonvulsants
Other CNS depressants


You should not take this drug with drugs that can cause drowsiness or breathing problems, so if you take Xanax with such medicines, it might cause the effects to amplify. You should also avoid smoking as it can cause the blood levels of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you smoke or recently stopped smoking.