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What is Alprazolam?
Alprazolam belongs to a class of benzodiazepines and is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Benzodiazepines act on the brain by enhancing the effects of certain natural substances in the body, which produce a calming effect on the body. You can buy Alprazolam online as a generic or a brand name drug like Alprazolam Intensol, Xanax, etc. Alprazolam comes in two oral forms. First is an immediate-release tablet; this type of drug is released in the bloodstream quickly to relieve you of immediate pain. The second is an extended-release tablet, and it gets released slowly in the blood over time, this type of medication is only used to treat panic disorder.
As Alprazolam is a prescription medicine, you can buy Alprazolam online only after your doctor prescribes you for this drug. This drug comes under schedule IV controlled substance, which has a risk of being abused. Long term use of this drug can lead to tolerance. In this case, you might require a higher dosage to have any relief. Taking this drug out of prescription can lead to addiction, which can sometimes form physical dependency in your body and be dangerous, leading to overdose or death.
How to use Alprazolam?
Always read the medication guide provided to you by your pharmacist before you order Alprazolam online or before taking a refill. If you have any questions, ask your pharmacist. Alprazolam comes in oral tablet form, and your dosage is based on the condition, age, and treatment response. Firstly the lowest possible dose should be given and assessed frequently to check for effective treatment.
- The usual dosage for anxiety – Immediate-release tablets 0.25 to 0.5 mg taken orally three times a day.
- The usual dosage for panic disorder – Immediate-release tablets of 0.5 mg taken orally three times a day and extended-release tablets of 0.5 mg to 1 mg orally once a day.
For the renal and hepatic patients, this drug should be used with caution as it can have adverse effects on them. Firstly, their condition should be thoroughly, and the dosage should be adjusted according to their health. Alprazolam should not be used during or immediately after pregnancy, as it can harm your fetus. It can cause problems throughout pregnancy. Taking it can lead to withdrawal symptoms in your baby, so you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
What are the side effects of Alprazolam?
Like any other drug, there can be side effects of Alprazolam. Alprazolam oral tablet, when taken, can cause dizziness for the first few hours, so avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until the results of this drug are known to you. You should always tell your doctor about any of the allergies that you have to this medicine. Side effects are more likely to occur on those who misuse this drug or use it on as need basis. It would help if you always stuck to the prescribed dosage to avoid any risk of side effects. But there can be side effects of Alprazolam which may or may not occur on you.
- Sleep problems
- Trouble concentrating
- Muscle weakness or lack of coordination
- Upset stomach
- Nausea or vomiting
- Weight loss or gain
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Dry mouth
- Memory problems
There might be mild symptoms that tend to go away in a few days or weeks, but if the symptoms become severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. As every drug behaves differently on every other person, these may not be all the side effects of Alprazolam.