What is Xanax?
Xanax is a tranquilizer (anxiogenic medication) with antidepressant, hypnotic, and anticoagulant action. The principle active ingredient is the derivative of triazole-benzodiazepine. For the treatment of depressive conditions and other mental disorders, Xanax pills containing 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg or 3 mg of the active substance may be prescribed.
Xanax inhibits spinal reflexes, limbic system, thalamus and hypothalamus in poly synaptic form. Anxiety and emotional stress diminish under its influence, and a sense of anxiety and fear is diminished. Xanax causes relaxation of the muscles and has a gently hypnotic effect. Patients fall asleep quicker while taking Xanax, the length of the sleep increases, and the number of nocturnal awakenings decreases.
Guidelines for Xanax use (Alprazolam)
This medication is prescribed for neurotic and neurosis-like disorders in which the patient has an anxiety feeling. Alprazolam and analogs are effective in treating reactive depressive disorders, including those that have developed against somatic disease backgrounds. In the case of panic disorders; insomnia; abstinence syndrome (including alcohol and drug dependence); senile and essential tremors, this medicine is also indicated.
Dizziness, poor focus, drowsiness; less frequent–fatigue, insomnia, visual impairment, anxiety, depression, memory impairment, concentrating trouble, lack of balance, irritability, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, dystonia, anorexia, muscle weakness, urinary incontinence, menstrual irregularities and diminished function of the kidneys. There is a risk of developing drug dependence.
In the following cases, Alprazolam is contraindicated: severe respiratory failure; hypersensitivity to the drug components; Closed-angle glaucoma; acute liver and kidney disease; Myasthenia gravis; Acute alcoholic poisoning.
Furthermore, the medication is not recommended for pregnant women (especially in the first trimester) and women who are breastfeeding, as well as children under 18.