Xanax Addiction and Abuse
You are already aware that Xanax is one of the prescription drugs. It is one of the most prescribed medications for psychiatric disorders in the United States. Due to its mechanism of action having the quality of binding to the GABAA receptors and modulating its function, it is a high potency drug that is also abused. There are reports that one on a dose of Xanax may develop tolerance and render oneself unfit for the treatment through the use of Xanax.
The one who is addicted to Xanax may take more than 20 pills each day. The same when decides to stop the medication may develop tolerance for Xanax (Alprazolam). The condition worsens when there is tolerance with symptoms like fatigue, tremors, loss of coordination, etc. Physical dependence develops with the start of withdrawal symptoms. Both the conditions, tolerance and withdrawal, signify that the user is addicted. It has been seen that more than sixty per cent of teens who get addicted discover Xanax in their family’s medicine cabinet.
Xanax is a potent central nervous system depressant and for the reason, the use of alcohol or any intoxicant must be avoided together with the use of Xanax (Alprazolam). The use of any prescription together with the use of alcohol may cost the user his/her life.
There is a possibility that Xanax (Alprazolam) is unfit for you. You may experience symptoms like confusion, diminished reflexes, somnolence, impaired coordination, coma, death and more side effects.
Being a benzodiazepine, the overdose of Xanax may disturb the health of the user in a drastic way. While the reports of Xanax overdose are limited, you must make sure that every dose is directed according to the prescription written by your medical professional.
The overdose of Xanax may slow down the central nervous system considerably . Some symptoms regarding overdose of Xanax (Alprazolam) addiction:
- Shallow breathing
- Fainting, especially while standing up too quickly)
- Low blood pressure
- Impaired balance
- Muscle weakness
- Impaired or absent reflexes
The user may find himself/herself sensitive to the use of Xanax (Alprazolam). The medicine is mainly contraindicated in patients stricken with acute angle narrow glaucoma. Medications having the administrations of ketoconazole and itraconazole are generally not fit to be used together with Xanax (Alprazolam) as these medications considerably hinder the oxidative metabolism meditated by cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A).