Xanax in use for treatment of anxiety arise questions
Many physicians prescribe Xanax to their patients for the treatment of anxiety, as well as for anxiety disorders. Xanax has a generic form called alprazolam, and has been used since it was approved by the FDA in 1981. Today, Xanax XR is also available.
Unlike regular Xanax, Xanax XR is taken just once a day.
As with most medications, there are potential side effects when taking Xanax. It can cause your motor functions to become impaired while the drug is in your system. You may feel clumsy, become dizzy, or experience headaches and fatigue.
Serious side effects include blurred vision, slurred speech, confusion, personality changes, nightmares, memory loss, incontinence, constipation, nausea, and disorientation. It is rare, but possible, that Xanax could actually increase one’s anxiety.
Those who have a very rare and serious reaction to the medication may also experience nervousness, agitation, insomnia, muscle spasms, and even feelings of rage. If any of these things occurs, it is usually an indication that the dosage prescribed or taken was too high, and the solution is to reduce the dosage.
Xanax is a controlled drug and must be prescribed by a licensed physician. It is typically not prescribed for those who are under the age of 18. The drug cannot be taken while pregnant or nursing.
Xanax is a good drug for short-term treatment of anxiety, but if an addiction occurs, the withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued from the treatment plan can be fairly severe. Withdrawal can result in shaking, rapid heartbeat, insomnia, seizure, sleep pattern changes, and of course, anxiety.
If you suffer from anxiety, you should discuss Xanax with your doctor. Only you and your health care professional can determine whether or not Xanax is the right course of treatment for you.
With so many side-effects lying “on the table”, the questions arise; is it really worth it – to use Xanax for the treatment of anxiety, and what`s one`s alternative anxiety treatment?
- Statement on a You Tube video; Xanax – More Addictive Than Heroin