X2 ( Alprazolam)
Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which has a wide range of therapeutic effects. Xanax has anxiolytic, muscle relaxing and anticonvulsant effects, and thus contributes to reducing anxiety or panic.
The active ingredient of Xanax is Alprazolam. Xanax is available in one liquid and two solid dosage forms:
- oral solution
- film-coated tablets
- extended-release tablets
Alprazolam is an anxiolytic of the family of drugs called “benzodiazepines” which are distinguished by acting on the central nervous system. This medicine is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks as it acts on the central nervous system that produces a calming effect on the patient who takes it.
In what cases is this medicine prescribed?
Buy Alprazolam and use to pacify the anxiety disorders from severe to mild level by measuring the dosage according to the severity of the disorder. Normally it is not used to overcome anxiety problems of daily life. People diagnosed with this disorder respond to the following features:
-> Having unreal or excessive concerns about life situations for a prolonged period, that is to say, the person may be mentally hurt by a situation that happened before 6 months or more.
-> Having physical conditions such as tremors, muscle tension or muscle pain, restlessness, fatigue soon after starring activities, failure to breathe generating a sense of suffocation, heart rate acceleration, excessive sweating, cold hands, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, intestinal decomposition, chills, abnormally exaggerated response to certain situations, irritability, lack of sleep, difficulty in concentrating. Alprazolam is also used in cases of panic disorders. Patients who get recurrent panic attacks are found having the following symptoms :
-Palpitations, acceleration of the heart rate
-Temblling, spontaneous muscular contractions
-Sensation of suffocation and suffocation. -Chest pain.
-Nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain.
-Distortion of reality.
-Recurrent fear of dying.
-Sensing of numbness or tingling in extremities.
The dose is a individual matter, that is to say, it is prescribed according to the patient and the disorder it presents.
In the case of anxiety disorders and transient symptoms of the same condition, treatment should be started with a dosage that does not exceed 0.25 to 0.5 three times a day.
Based on situation, the dose can be increased slowly every 3 or 4 days until reaching a maximum of 4mg daily in divided doses. The dosage should be continuously reassessed so that the patient who, being prescribed, takes this medicine is prone to generate a dependency on it and the chances of this happening which ultimately lead to higher dosage.
The withdrawal of this medication should be paused, minimizing the amount by no more than 0.5mg per day every 3 days so that the patient does not develop symptoms of withdrawal, if necessary, this process can be even more paused. If the patient develops the said symptoms, the initial dosage should be re-administered, the it’s good to wait for a period of time and to try again reducing the dosage on a smaller scale.
In case of panic disorders the dosage can be significantly higher that can reach up to 10mg daily if the patient requires so. But the average dose used for the people suffering from this disorder is approximately 6 to 7mg daily distributed evenly in 3 or 4 times up to date. The method for reducing the dosage is the same as already mentioned , the difference is that it will take more time for the patient to stop taking the medicine because of the high daily dosage that it requires. In most cases this high dosage even exceeds that of the disorders of anxiety.
Side effects of this medicine usually develop at the beginning of therapy, and they disappearat the time of intake. It has a wide variety of side effects that do not respond to a generality and vary from person to person. The most common are drowsiness and lightheadedness. Then we can also find cases in which patients develop dizziness, depression, headache, confusion, insomnia, dry mouth, intestinal decomposition, vomiting, tachycardia, hypertension, muscle stiffness, tremors, nasal congestion, weight gain and weight loss.
The cases just mentioned, although there have been cases in which these side effects developed, are not as common as drowsiness and lightheadedness.
And finally, in very isolated cases, the development of irritability, difficulty in concentrating, anorexia, transient amnesia, convulsions, difficulty speaking, has been recorded.
Fatigue, muscle weakness, changes in libido, irregularities in women’s menstrual period , incontinence and urinary retention.
What probability is there of generating an addiction to this medicine?
People who consume this medicine to treat a disorder are very likely to develop a psychological as well as physical dependence on it. It is therefore recommended that the treatment should not be terminated all of a sudden, rather it can be paused by reducing the dosage in a very low quantity until the objective of terminating treatment is obtained. Its recommended to reduce the quantity on 0.5 every week after get terminate the treatment.
It is recommended that the rate of decreases in the power of this medicine should not exceed 0.5mg, with 3 to 4 days of waiting interval between each dose reduction.
To avoiid the patient’s developing dependency or symptoms of withdrawal in the development of the treatment completion stage, it is very important that during the entire treatment period, your doctornwill keep a continuous control of how the therapy progresses to regulate the doses appropriately within 3 or 4 days.
Effects due to overdoses of aplrazolam are drowsiness, confusion, loss of motor coordination, coma and in some cases to death, although in most of the reported cases of death due to overdose of this drug, it is seen as dysfunctional use of alcoholic beverages in combination with it.
In the case of an overdose, the patient must be fully monitored, his position pulse, respiration and blood pressure. In addition, it is good to perform an immediate gastric lavage to eliminate toxins as soon as possible, and then to administer fluids intravenously and if necessary, to intubate the patient to maintain an optimal respiratory rhythm. If the patient develops hypotension, vasopressors should be administered.
It is found that Alprazolam is directly contraindicated with ketoconazole and intraconazole.