What is Alprazolam Xanax 2mg?
Alprazolam Xanax 2 mg is a benzodiazepine. It is thought that alprazolam works by enhancing the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.
Xanax is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of anxiety, panic disorder, and anxiety associated with depression. Xanax may be used alone or with other medications. Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders and anxiety caused by depression.
What are the possible side effects of Alprazolam Xanax 2 mg?
Alprazolam Xanax 2 mg may cause serious side effects including:
- depressed mood,
- thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself,
- racing thoughts,
- increased energy,
- unusual risk-taking behavior,
- uncontrolled muscle movements,
- convulsions (seizure), and
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest
The most common side effects of Alprazolam Xanax 2 mg include:
- feeling tired,
- slurred speech,
- lack of balance or coordination,
- memory problems, and
- feeling anxious early in the morning
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Alprazolam Xanax 2 mg. For more information, ask your doctor, pharmacist or contact us
Alprazolam Xanax 2 mg is indicated for the:
acute treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in adults.
treatment of panic disorder (PD), with or without agoraphobia in adults.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION OF ALPRAZOLAM XANAX 2 mg
Dosage In Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The recommended starting oral dosage of Alprazolam Xanax 2 mg for the acute treatment of patients with GAD is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg administered three times daily. Depending upon the response, the dosage may be adjusted at intervals of every 3 to 4 days. The maximum recommended dosage is 4 mg daily (in divided doses).
Use the lowest possible effective dose and frequently assess the need for continued treatment [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Dosage In Panic Disorder
The recommended starting oral dosage of Alprazolam Xanax for the treatment of PD is 0.5 mg three times daily. Depending on the response, the dosage may be increased at intervals of every 3 to 4 days in increments of no more than 1 mg per day.
Controlled trials of Alprazolam Xanax 2 mg in the treatment of panic disorder included dosages in the range of 1 mg to 10 mg daily. The mean dosage was approximately 5 mg to 6 mg daily. Occasional patients required as much as 10 mg per day.
For patients receiving doses greater than 4 mg per day, periodic reassessment and consideration of dosage reduction is advised. In a controlled postmarketing dose-response study, patients treated with doses of xanax greater than 4 mg per day for 3 months were able to taper to 50% of their total maintenance dose without apparent loss of clinical benefit.
The necessary duration of treatment for PD in patients responding to Alprazolam Xanax is unknown. After a period of extended freedom from panic attacks, a carefully supervised tapered discontinuation may be attempted, but there is evidence that this may often be difficult to accomplish without recurrence of symptoms and/or the manifestation of withdrawal phenomena.
HOW ALPRAZOLAM XANAX IS SUPPLIED
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Alprazolam Xanax pills are available as:
0.25 mg: white, oval, scored, imprinted “XANAX 0.25”
0.5 mg: peach, oval, scored, imprinted “XANAX 0.5”
1 mg: blue, oval, scored, imprinted “XANAX 1.0”
2 mg: white, oblong, multi-scored, imprinted “XANAX ” on one side and “2” on the reverse side