Xanax Warnings and Side Effects

Xanax warning signs and symptomsXanax is in the group of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is used to treat depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.

Xanax Warnings

Xanax should not be taken with alcohol because it increases the effects of alcohol. Xanax can be habit-forming, and it should only be taken by the person to whom it was prescribed. People with a history of drug or alcohol abuse should not take Xanax. When mixed with alcohol and other drugs, Xanax may increase side effects to a level that may be life-threatening. Xanax addiction help is possible for those hopelessly addicted to Xanax.

Xanax can cause tolerance as well as psychological and physical dependence when taken for an extended period of time. Abuse of Xanax may easily lead to addiction. Although Xanax is used to treat anxiety associated with depression, it has been noted that depression could possibly worsen with use. Adverse reactions may involve heightened irritability or aggressive, agitated behavior.

Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should not take Xanax, because it may cause birth defects in an unborn baby. It is important to use proper birth control while taking Xanax and to tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking the drug. Women who are breastfeeding should not take Xanax because it may pass through the breast milk and harm the baby.

Side Effects of Xanax

Side effects are commonly noticed at the beginning of Xanax treatment. As a user’s body adjusts to the medication, side effects should diminish over time. Side effects are not limited to these lists. If a serious change in the user’s health occurs, he or she should seek emergency medical help.

Common side effects may include:

  • Sex drive changes
  • Appetite changes
  • Dry mouth
  • Irritability
  • Weight changes
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Exhaustion

Serious Xanax side effects may include:

  • Loss of coordination
  • Blistering
  • Mood changes
  • Speech impediment
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction

To avoid uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, it is important to consult a doctor to schedule a gradual reduction of one’s dose of Xanax.

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