Xanax is a tranquilizer drug that is used for the treatment of neurotic conditions that are characterized by: deterioration of the emotional state; constant anxiety and a sense of fear; a bad dream.
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With the help of this drug, depression, muscle cramps and anxiety are relieved. In this case, the drug should be prescribed by a doctor very carefully, starting with the smallest dose.
How to take Xanax: dosage and course of treatment
Take Xanax inside, 2-3 times a day, regardless of the meal. The doses are selected depending on the severity of the syndrome, the individual sensitivity of the patient and their reaction to the drug.
They start with minimal doses (0.25-0.5 mg/day), followed by an increase first in the evening, and then in the daytime. Elderly and weakened patients are prescribed 0.25 mg 2-3 times a day. Further dose increase (up to 0.5-0.75 mg/day) is carried out with caution with good tolerability of the drug.
Despite the fact that in some cases Xanax is a very effective drug that allows you to bring your psyche to a normal state, it also has many side effects. And if the drug is brought from abroad and the instructions for its use are written in a foreign language, then there is a danger of incorrect dosage.
First, it causes drowsiness and slows down the reaction. It is very dangerous to use Xanax if you need to drive a car yourself or work at height. The drug can also cause disorientation in space and impaired coordination of movements.
Secondly, this tranquilizer can cause euphoria, loss of a sense of danger, and as a result, an inadequate perception of reality.
Thirdly, an overdose of the drug manifests itself in the form of hallucinations, the appearance of a feeling of fear, outbursts of aggression and suicidal desires.
The side effects of Xanax, however, negatively affect not only the human psyche, but also their physical condition. These include:
- Deterioration of the liver.
- Intestinal disorder.
- Copious salivation.
How does Xanax work?
In the brain of each of us, there are neurons called gamma receptors. They are responsible for the fact that a person is worried. And if these neurons become too active, they begin to burn out. Thanks to Xanax, their activity decreases, which means that there are much fewer lost neurons. A person loses a sense of anxiety, does not feel panic, and can pull themselves together and adequately assess what is happening around. But, due to the fact that Xanax acts very quickly, in the case of uncontrolled intake, these pills begin to become addictive.
Unfortunately, addiction can be observed even in people who take pills on a doctor’s prescription. That is why it is so important to monitor the patient’s condition very carefully and, if necessary, cancel the drug in time.
Xanax has different reviews, precisely because of the occurrence of such problems. For example, because the drug has a short half-life, people may experience withdrawal symptoms even between doses. And if the drug is taken incorrectly, that is, by drug addicts, then there are many side effects.
In addition to anxiety-related disorders, these pills can also be prescribed to people who have problems with alcohol. When a person refuses to drink alcohol, they can also constantly experience a feeling of anxiety, which causes them to have panic attacks.
Another way to use these pills is to treat seizures. In general, this drug is one of the most popular psychoactive substances. That’s why Xanax is so popular with drug addicts. It has a very fast action, calms down, and when the dosage is exceeded, it gives a completely different effect that people with drug addiction like so much. But if you do not calculate the dose, the Xanax effect can lead to very serious consequences leading up to death.
That is why it is so important to realize how much this drug can harm your health. After all, due to the fact that Xanax in certain cases has a narcotic effect, even a minimal excess of the dose can lead to irreversible processes that bear serious consequences.