Treatment for anxiety and panic disorders involves alprazolam. It is a member of the benzodiazepine drug class, which has calming effects on the central nervous system and the brain. It functions by boosting the body’s natural chemical’s effects.
How to take oral alprazolam
Before beginning to take alprazolam, as well as each time you get a refill, read the medication guide that your pharmacist has supplied. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you have any queries.
As prescribed by your doctor, take this medication by mouth. Your medical history, age, and treatment response will all factor into the dosage. Until the medication starts to act well, your dose could be gradually increased. To lower the chance of adverse effects, strictly adhere to your doctor’s instructions.
Despite the fact that it benefits many, this medication occasionally leads to addiction. If you suffer from a substance use disorder (such as excessive use or addiction to drugs or alcohol), your risk may be higher. In order to reduce the chance of addiction, take this medication exactly as directed. For more information, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Long-term usage of this drug may cause it to lose some of its effectiveness. If this drug stops working as well, consult your doctor.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking alprazolam if you have any allergy to it, other benzodiazepines (such lorazepam or diazepam), or other substances. Inactive chemicals in this product have the potential to trigger allergic reactions or other issues. To learn more, speak with your pharmacist.
Before taking this medication, let your doctor or pharmacist know if you have ever had any serious lung or breathing issues (like COPD or sleep apnea), liver or kidney disease, glaucoma, or a personal or family history of a substance use disorder (like excessive use of or addiction to drugs or alcohol).
You can feel lightheaded or sleepy after taking this medication. You may become more woozy or sleepy after consuming alcohol or marijuana (cannabis). Till you can do it safely, avoid operating machinery, driving, or doing anything else that requires alertness. Avoid drinking alcohol. Consult your physician if you use marijuana (cannabis).
Inform your surgeon or dentist of all the products you use prior to surgery (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medication is excreted in breast milk and may harm a nursing newborn. It is not advised to breastfeed while using this medication. Before breastfeeding, speak with your doctor.
It’s possible to experience drowsiness, vertigo, increased salivation, or changes in sex drive or ability. Inform your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if any of these side effects persist or get worse.
Keep in mind that your doctor has recommended this medication because they believe it will benefit you more than it will harm you. Many users of this medicine report no significant negative effects.
If any of these unlikely but dangerous side effects manifest, contact your doctor immediately away: mental/mood changes (such as hallucinations, suicidal thoughts), difficulty speaking, lack of coordination, difficulty walking, memory issues.
Rarely will this medication cause a very serious allergic reaction. However, if you experience any major adverse reaction symptoms, such as a rash, itching or swelling (particularly of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away.
information on dosage
Standard Adult Dose for Anxiety
Orally administered 0.25 to 0.5 mg, three times a day, in immediate-release tablets or orally disintegrating tablets (ODT).
Maximum dose: 4 mg/day
An adult’s typical dose for panic disorder is:
Immediate-release tablets/ODTs: 0.5 mg orally administered 3 times a day
-Maximum dose: 10 mg/day