What is Xanax?

Xanax is a very powerful prescribed anti-anxiety and anti-depression drug. The drug is also called Alprazolam. Xanax, or Alprazolam, was introduced in the 1980's to help treat patients who suffered from panic disorders. Today Xanax is widely used by those who suffer from anxiety, panic disorders, and depression caused by anxiety.  Xanax works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. Medical professionals classify Xanax under a class of medications called benzodiazepine. The benzodiazepines are depressants that  are medically used to produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety and muscle spasms, and to prevent seizures. It has been medically proven that benzodiazepines act as hypnotics in high doses, anxiolytics in moderate doses, and sedatives in low doses. Xanax use varies depending on the type of condition the patient has.

The FDA has approved short term use of Xanax for those who suffer from panic disorders. To be more specific, Xanax should only be prescribed for 8 weeks to patients who suffer from panic disorders. After the 8 week period has expired, the patient tends to become tolerant to Xanax, and the physician who prescribed the drug must reassess the effects on the patient. In many cases, a higher dosage is prescribed. Xanax has been increasingly prescribed at higher dosages in panic disorder patients. Panic disorder patients have required the use of Xanax at doses greater than 4 mg daily. In many cases, the daily dosage is as high as 10mg!

For anxiety disorders, the drug is prescribed for a shorter period of time, usually 2-4 weeks.
Treatment for patients experiencing anxiety are in most cases given a dose of 0.25 to 0.5 mg to be taken 2-3 times daily. This prescribed dosage may be increased to achieve the best Xanax effect. The maximum dosage for anxiety should be 4mg, to be taken at different times in the day. The lowest possible dosage should always be prescribed from the start. The risk of becoming addicted to Xanax increases as the dosage is increased and the duration of time you're on Xanax. In all patients, dosage should be reduced gradually when it is time to discontinue use. Going cold turkey on the drug may cause the patient to experience withdrawals, which could turn out to be deadly. It is suggested by many medical experts that the daily dosage should be decreased by no more than 0.5 mg every 3 days when attempting to discontinue use. In some cases, Xanax may be prescribed to those believed to be suffering from depression due to anxiety. It is believed by some medical experts that Xanax has antidepressant effects, but this belief is lacking medical evidence. However, it is widely agreed throughout the medical world that Xanax is a weak antidepressant in comparison to other antidepressants

You can obtain Xanax by receiving a prescription from a medically licensed doctor. The Xanax drug should not be resold, as this action is against the law. If you believe yourself, a friend, or loved one have a condition that would require Xanax, consult a doctor to determine if Xanax is right for the person(s) in question. Although Xanax is beneficial for sufferors of anxiety disorders, panic disorders, depression, and other conditions, Xanax is increasingly being abuse by teenagers and young adults. The abuse of Xanax could lead to very dangerous Xanax effects. It is crucial to educate oneself on the positive and negative Xanax effects to better help protect yourself and others. You can find these Xanax effects right on this site!

Let's Summarize What We Talked About
  • Xanax was introduced in the early 1980's to treat panic disorders.
  • Xanax is an benzodiazepine.
  • Xanax requires a Prescription.
  • Xanax is used to treat panic disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and other conditions.
  • Xanax is increasingly being abused.
  • There are both positive and negative Xanax effects.