Ways to Take Xanax
Xanax is a drug used to treat individuals who suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, bouts with depression and occasionally agoraphobia. It’s a prescription medication given out by medical professionals in moderate dosage, without the intent of being taken long-term. More and more, people are developing an addictive behavior to Xanax, thus medicating their behavior without seeing any literal changes take place in their moods and behaviors. Particularly with people who battle depression, a marked change is made in how they feel but the day a dosage is missed they rapidly relapse into their prior despondent state.
Recommended Ways to Take Xanax
If one takes the recommended dosage without adding more throughout their day, adding more in a sitting or using it for longer than suggested, the chances of developing a habit decrease. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Xanax comes in a tablet form, taken by mouth once daily usually in the morning or as directed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole; do not crush or chew the tablets. This medication may cause dependence, especially if it has been used regularly for an extended period of time, or if it has been used in high doses. In such cases, if you suddenly stop this drug, withdrawal reactions including seizures may occur. Report any such reactions to your doctor immediately. When stopping extended, regular treatment with this drug, the dosage should be gradually reduced as directed to help prevent withdrawal reactions and may need Xanax addiction help.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit juice can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Taking Xanax For The First Time
When taking Xanax for the first time, it is very important for a patient to have made their doctor aware of any other substances they may be taking, including other medications, alcohol or herbal remedies. These substances could interfere with Xanax and cause adverse reactions. If a patient has discussed these things in detail with their doctor, they can safely begin taking the medication.
On the first day of using Xanax, the patient should avoid certain activities that necessitate high levels of coordination, focus or alertness. This will just be until the patient is accustomed to how Xanax will affect them.
Tablets should always be handled with dry hands. They should never be crushed because this will interfere with the time-release formula. If the patient notices any unusual side effects (depression, impaired memory or speech, agitation, a manic state, anxiety between doses or dependence) after they have been taking their prescribed dose for a few days or weeks they should report these side effects to their physician.
Recreational users have found other uses for using prescription medication to increase or speed up the effects of the drug. For instance, snorting powder created from crushing the tablets can increase the high felt by Xanax users. Although the effects of the drug may not last as long, it will enter the bloodstream sooner if it is snorted rather than swallowed.
Snorting Xanax can cause:
- A dazed feeling
- If an overdose of Xanax is taken, seizures and vomiting
Side effects of snorting any medication (including Xanax) include:
- Sinus infections
- Collapsed nasal passages
If you are snorting Xanax regularly, it is highly recommended that you stop since it can cause irreversible damage to your nasal cavities, and is more effective when taken orally. Snorting Xanax will fix these substances directly into your lungs and sinus cavities, thus causing sinus blockages and other serious problems. It creates a high probability of blood vessel blockages, intestinal blockages and many other serious ailments.
On top of the possible physical damage, it’s still ambiguous that snorting Xanax pills can be more effective than consuming them orally. It is very much possible that binders and fillers in a tablet could act as a buffer that stops these substances from coming in contact with the mucous membranes until such time as these are blown out if the nose is blown. In this way, less amount of drug might be absorbed if snorted than it is swallowed.
There is information out there regarding users who have experimented with injecting Xanax. The drug itself is not soluble in water but users have found that using alcohol helps in this process. Combining both, aside from injection, is very risky. Nonetheless, injecting prescription medications is extremely harmful and not even recommended by most drug users found on various blogging websites. Some have found it to be painful to their systems in the process.
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