Xanax 0.25mg, 0.5mg and 1mg, Indication and Side Effects

Xanax is produced by Pfizer, which contains alprazolam. It contains a triazolobenzodiazepine salt, which has similar properties like anxiolysis, myorelaxatton, anticonvulsant, hypnosedatton, tension, and anxiety, etc.

Indications

It is being used for the indication and treatment of

Anxiety states (anxiety neuroses): In this stage patients feel anxiety, agitation, tension, insomnia, irritability, and nerviness, etc.

Mixed anxiety-depression: In this cause both anxiety and depression occur.

Neurotic or reactive depression: These patients exhibit a depressed mood or a pervasive loss of interest or pleasure. In these patients, you will find symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, and psychomotor agitation, etc. In neurotic depression, patients feel appetite disturbances, somatic complaints, changes in weight, decreased energy, thoughts of death or suicide, etc.

Panic-related disorders: In these cases, patients bear panic attacks and disorders without some phobic avoidance.

Pharmacokinetics

It is an orally administered medication, peak concentrations in plasma occur in 1-2 hours. It is mainly oxidized. It excreted primarily in the urine and 80% to human serum protein.

Discontinuation Therapy

You need to keep one thing in your mind before discontinuation of alprazolam that is; you need to slowly reduce the dosage by consulting with a physician. In normal causes, alprazolam is decreased by no more than 0.5mg every three days.

Contraindications

Xanax is contraindicated in patients with known sensitivity to benzodiazepines.

Dependence: Prolong time use of alprazolam develops physical and psychological dependence upon these products. These patients are dependent on alprazolam, therefore it is difficult to treat such patients.

Withdrawal

Once a patient dependent on alprazolam, it is difficult to withdraw alprazolam. If you want to withdraw Xanax, you need to reduce the dose slowly every day, because you are directly or indirectly being addicted to alprazolam. If you withdraw alprazolam immediately, it may cause headaches, extreme anxiety, tension, muscle pain, confusion, and irritability in your behavior and in your body.

Side Effects of Xanax

These are some common and adverse side effects of Xanax.

Side EffectsSide Effects
FatigueInsomnia
Blurred visionReduced alertness
ConfusionHeadache
TremorSlurred speech
Coordination disorderRestlessness
IrritabilityDelusion
RagesHallucinations
PsychosesInappropriate Behavior
DrowsinessAgitation
NervousnessAggressiveness
DizzinessNightmares
Change in weightMemory impairment

Overdose

As we know that Xanax is being used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It has a high risk of addiction and abuse. Overdosage of Xanax can lead to death as well. Therefore, do not use Xanax with alcohol and opioid medications. In normal cases, Xanax can cause drowsiness and fatigue. If you are taking other medicines along with alprazolam, just see the drug interaction section or consult your physician.

The first symptom you will find after overdose Xanax is trouble breathing. In that case, call your doctor or call a poison control center immediately.

A missed dose should be taken immediately or if it is near to the next dose, just skip it. According to WebMD, Xanax has a 4.5-star rating of 3153 total reviews on its side; it means that it has more positive outcomes than negative outcomes.

Xanax 0.25mg Tablet

Xanax 0.25mg Tablet

Xanax 0.25mg TabletsAlprazolam
CompositionsEach Tablet contains Alprazolam 0.25mg
Symptoms and IndicationsAnxiety, Nervousness, Tension, Headache, Fatigue, Anger, Moody,
DosageAccording to advice
CompanyPfizer
Per Tablet PriceRs 5.8

Xanax 0.5mg Tablet

Xanax 0.5mg Tablets

Xanax 0.5mg TabletsAlprazolam
CompositionsEach Tablet contains Alprazolam 0.5mg
Symptoms and IndicationsAnxiety, Nervousness, Tension, Headache, Fatigue, Anger, Moody,
DosageAccording to advice
CompanyPfizer
Per Tablet PriceRs 7.3

Xanax 1mg Tablet

Xanax 1mg Tablets

Xanax 1mg TabletsAlprazolam
CompositionsEach Tablet contains Alprazolam 1mg
Symptoms and IndicationsAnxiety, Nervousness, Tension, Headache, Fatigue, Anger, Moody,
DosageAccording to advice
CompanyPfizer
Per Tablet PriceRs 10