Xanax is a form of benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to help people who suffer from anxiety and insomnia. This group of drugs is a depressant for central nervous system.
This means that they slow down the nervous system. In addition, benzodiazepines are used to treat seizures and ease the withdrawal symptoms from alcohol.
This class of drugs is the most widely used of all the psychoactive drugs. Xanax acts fast, causing calming effect, but is also one of the most frequent drugs used inappropriately. It can cause death when order Xanax without prescription taken with other central nervous system depressants.
Xanax is used in medicine for the treatment of social phobia, anxiety, and nausea after chemotherapy. Xanax should be consumed in a short period of time. The drug comes in pill form, tablets of extended release and in liquid form. Xanax has a high potential action. 1 mg of Xanax is equivalent to 10 mg of Valium.
How does Xanax work?
The neurons of the brain, known as gamma receptors, are responsible for feelings of anxiety, worry, fear, etc. When these gamma receptors are too active, they burn. Xanax helps to reduce the number of lost gamma receptors. Slowing of combustion of gamma receptors helps to evoke a sense of calm over panic.
The fact that the drug (and other benzodiazepines Vatican, Valium, Klonopin) works so quickly explains why these drugs are physically and psychologically addictive.
Withdrawal syndrome can begin immediately. Even those people who take Xanax as it was prescribed by a doctor, can become addicted to it. Short half-life of generic Xanax means that it quickly leaves the body (tissues, cells, etc.). Due to the short half-life, people can experience withdrawal symptoms between doses – even when it is provided and medication is applied correctly. Misuse of the drug triggers several side effects and leads to addiction.