Xanax (Addictive Benzodiazepine Medication)

Xanax (Addictive Benzodiazepine Medication)

Xanax is used in treating anxiety disorders, panic disorders and anxiety resulting from depression.

The generic version of Xanax is Alprazolam

Xanax Use Side Effects

Common side effects of Xanax and generic versions when taken as prescribed include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in Appetite
  • Light Headedness
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Increased Sex Drive
  • Concentration Problems

Xanax Abuse Side Effects

Misuse and abuse of Xanax can have harmful health related consequences such as:

  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Hostility
  • Rage
  • Mania
  • Restlessness
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Blurry and Double Vision
  • Hallucinations
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of Concentration
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Incoordination
  • Tremors
  • Loss in Sex Drive
  • Appetite Problems
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Heart Palpitations

Xanax Overdose Symptoms

A life threatening Xanax overdose can occur when too much (an excessive amount) medication is taken, when Xanax is combined with alcohol or when Xanax is mixed with certain medications and illicit drugs.

  • Extreme Drowsiness
  • Loss of Balance
  • Incoordination
  • Confusion
  • Hypotension
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness in Muscles
  • Shallowed Breathing
  • Labored Breathing
  • Decrease in Reflexes
  • Fainting
  • Coma
  • Death

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