Xanax is a drug that acts exclusively on the central nervous system. The drug Xanax (Alprazolam) is a psychotropic and sedative drug that is part of the pharmacological group of tranquilizers used in the treatment of depressive conditions and other mental disorders.
The drug Xanax has anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, and central muscle relaxant effects on the body. The drug provides a moderately expressed hypnotic effect with the weakening of fear, anxiety, and a decrease in emotional stress. The drug helps improve sleep quality, reduces the period of falling asleep and the number of night awakenings, thereby increasing the duration of sleep.
The drug Xanax is used in the treatment of patients with:
Xanax is taken orally, regardless of the main meal.
The duration of treatment is determined strictly individually.
For depressive states and panic disorders, the drug is prescribed to adults in an initial dosage of 0.1-0.2 mg 2 or 3 times a day. After 1-2 weeks, the dosage is gradually increased if necessary.
Weakened or elderly patients are not recommended to prescribe the drug in a dosage exceeding 0.25 mg up to 3 times a day.
For sleep disorders, anxiety, and restlessness, the recommended dosage of the drug is 0.7-1.5 mg per day.
The maximum recommended daily dosage of the drug can be 10 mg.
The duration of treatment for acute conditions can reach 3-5 days.
If necessary, discontinuation of the drug is carried out gradually.
The use of Xanax is contraindicated for:
The drug Xanax is not used in pediatric practice.
The following side effects may occur when taking Alprazolam:
Drug interactions of Xanax (Alprazolam)
In persons with endogenous depression, the combined use of Xanax and antidepressants is allowed. When used simultaneously with sleeping pills, anticonvulsants, neuroleptic drugs, ethyl alcohol, narcotic analgesics, and muscle relaxants, a mutual enhancement of the effect is noted. The risk of adverse reactions increases when Alprazolam is used together with inhibitors of microsomal oxidation. A decrease in the effectiveness of the drug is observed when used simultaneously with inducers of microsomal oxidation. The anxiolytic increases the concentration of imipramine in the blood plasma.
It is important to follow your doctor's instructions and limits when using alprazolam. Take the drug strictly as prescribed, and do not exceed the indicated dosage. Be alert for any side effects and contact your doctor immediately if you experience problems or complications.
It is important to remember that obtaining a prescription for alprazolam is only one step in successfully treating anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Regular visits to your doctor, adherence to recommendations, and use of other treatments may be required to achieve long-term benefits.