Xanax – A Key to Relief Anxiety

Xanax – A Key to Relief Anxiety

Here in this post, we are discussing the “Xanax”. You can read usages, side effects, Risk factors, and warning information.  Keep visiting Psychology Roots.


Xanax is the brand name of Alprazolam. It belongs to the Anti-anxiety agents And Benzodiazepines class.

Xanax is used to treat the following Disorders.


     Panic disorders

     Premenstrual syndrome

Antianxiety Drug (Xanax)
Antianxiety Drug (Xanax)

For anxiety

For anxiety recommended dose is 0.25-0.5 mg Per Oral every 6-8hr for 3 to 4 days but do not exceed 4mg/day.

Panic Disorder

For Immediate-release of panic disorder Dose of Xanax 0.5mg per oral every 8 hourly is used to treat panic disorder. It may increase every 3-4 days by 1mg/ day or more depending upon the degree of severity. The average dose is 5-6mg/day orally.

 For Extended-release

A dose of 0.5-1 mg per oral per Day is used It may increase every 3-4 Days by ≤1 mg/day. The average dose of Xanax is  3-6 mg orally per day.

Anxiety Associated With Depression

For Anxiety associated depression 1-4 mg/day, every 8 hourly is used.

Premenstrual Syndrome

 Dose of 0.25 mg orally every 6-12hr and the treatment is started on 16-18 days of menses. Keep in mind that the use of Xanax doesn’t exceed 3-4mg per day.

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Gradually decrease the dose over 2-3 days with the start of menses.

Side effects

There are the following side effects of Xanax



     Dry mouth



     Diarrhea or vomiting


     Memory problem

     Appetite changes


     Coordination dysfunction



     Weight changes

     Decrease salivation

     Cognitive disorder

     Blurred vision

     Menstrual disorder

     Difficulty micturition

     Change in libido

     Nasal congestion


     Excessive talk

Risk of abuse

Addiction, abuse, and misuse of benzodiazepines cause serious health risks. Overdose can lead to death.

When taken for several days to weeks it may cause physical dependence even as prescribed. Withdrawal suddenly or taking a lower dose can show withdrawal reactions including seizures. Seizures can be life-threatening.

 Benzodiazepines uses and abuse are also associated with other medications other substances and alcohol which cause serious side effects.

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Assessment of each patient should be done to increase the risk of abuse misuse and addiction before prescribing and throughout the treatment.

Higher intake of medicine and a longer period of treatment can pose a risk of dependence and withdrawal.

Gradually taper off the medicine to avoid withdrawal reactions.


Mothers of newborns who are on benzodiazepine drug treatment during later stages of pregnancy may experience symptoms of sedation and withdrawal.

According to researches, benzodiazepine uses don’t lead to major birth defects, abortions, and fetal and maternal abnormalities.

Benzodiazepines can cause sedation and respiratory depression in newborns.

 The newborn should monitor during labor and pregnancy who are exposed to benzodiazepines for symptoms of withdrawal, sedation, feeding problem, and respiratory depression and treatment starts accordingly.


If Alprazolam is used with opiate it leads to a higher risk of breathing problems. Sedation, life-threatening conditions, or coma.

Medicine should be prescribed carefully and

Guide the patient if they are facing any unusual symptoms that are not linked with their seizure episodes immediately report to the physician to avoid any risk.

Attention Do not use without the advice of Practitioner/Doctor/psychiatrist/Psychologist

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