How to Know When a Xanax User Needs Emergency Help

How to Know When a Xanax User Needs Emergency HelpXanax slows down the central nervous system by affecting the part of the brain that controls emotions. It is an anti-panic and anti-anxiety medication that eases tension, nervousness and the worry that is related to anxiety disorders. It is possible to overdose on Xanax, so learn the signs of overdose and what to do if you see it.

Warning Signs of Xanax Overdose

The specific effects of an overdose can vary on the amount of Xanax that was taken and whether or not it was combined with any other substances. The symptoms of an overdose can vary from person to person, but common signs are as follows:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Coma
  • Breathing Problems
  • Coordination problems

It is extremely important to seek medical attention immediately if you or someone you know experiences a Xanax overdose. Life-threatening overdoses are more likely to occur if Xanax is combined with alcohol or other medications, especially other medications that affect the brain. If someone has overdosed, call 911 immediately. Try to figure out how much the patient took, when and with what other substances. This may expedite the treatment that EMS personnel can give.

How to Prevent Xanax Overdose

It is important to remember that if someone you know suffers from a Xanax addiction, ask her instead of assuming she is addicted. Reach out and let her know that you are willing to help without judgment. If you were prescribed Xanax, here are a few questions to periodically ask yourself:

  • Do I continuously increase my dosage?
  • Do I believe that no other medication can relieve my symptoms?
  • Do I experience cravings between doses?
  • Do I have multiple prescriptions of Xanax to keep a consistent supply?
  • Do I experience negative side effects if I miss a dose?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, call your doctor and inform him about your current situation. It is also important to understand that answering yes to any of these questions does not mean you are an addict. By keeping your doctor and family members involved in your current situation they can help monitor any possible changes that you may not notice.

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