Xanax belongs to the benzodiazepine family which works to slow down the movement of chemicals in the brain that results in reduction of anxiety. Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks which manifest symptoms such as restlessness, flushing, shortness of breath, trembling, sweating, palpitations, and insomnia. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to take:
Xanax is taken as directed by the doctor. It comes in a tablet form taken by mouth with or without food. Take with food if stomach upset occurs. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while on Xanax therapy. If a dose is missed, take one as soon as possible. For more detailed information please see label and please consult specialist. Do not take more Xanax than is indicated at the label without consulting a doctor.
Xanax may cause drowsiness therefore do not engage in activities that require mental alertness. Also avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while on Xanax therapy as it can increase the effects of the drug. Cigarette smoking is also avoided because it decreases blood levels of the drug. Also do not use this drug during pregnancy, in children and elderly unless prescribed by the doctor. When used for long periods of time or at high doses. Xanax may not work as well and may require higher doses to obtain the same effect as when originally taken.