As a benzodiazepine, Alprazolam (Xanax) affects brain chemicals, which might become unbalanced resulting in anxiety. Alprazolam is prescribed for treatment of anxiety disorders, anxiety resulting from depression and panic disorders. It is strongly advised that you avoid using Alprazolam when you are pregnant as this can end up harming your unborn baby. Also, this particular medication shouldn’t be used for people allergic to Alprazolamas well as other benzodiazepines like chlordiazepoxide, clorazepate, lorazepan, diazepam and oxazepam. Before you start using Alprazolam, you should inform your physician if you suffer from any kind of breathing problems, liver or kidney disease, glaucoma, suicidal thoughts, addiction to alcohol or drugs and depression.

When you start taking, make sure that you refrain from drinking alcohol, as Alprazolam is known to increase alcohol effects in the body. This drug is also known to be habit forming. For this reason, only the person who the drug is prescribed for should use it and the medication must be kept in a well secured placed whether other people cannot access it easily.

Discuss with your doctor before using Xanax

Buying Alprazolam online or from sellers not located within the United States is very dangerous. Most of the medications distributed from online sales tend to contain some very dangerous ingredients while some are distributed by unlicensed companies. Some Alprazolam samples ordered online have been analyzed and found to have haloperidol/Haldo, an antipsychotic drug that has very dangerous side effects. Alprazolam should only be taken for specific conditions like narrow angle glaucoma. You should inform your physician if you have certain conditions like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and breathing problems to enhance the safety of using the drug. In adults, this drug’s sedative effects can last much longer than you might imagine. Accidental falls have been observed in some elderly patients taking benzodiazepines and you should be very cautious when using Alprazolam to avoid accidental injuries or falling. Most importantly, the medication shouldn’t be used by anyone below 18 years old.

Possible Alprazolam side effects

Alprazolam is unfortunately not immune against possible side effect, which is the case with most of the drugs available on the market today. If you experience certain allergic reactions like difficult breathing, hives, swelling of your lips, face, throat and tongue, you should seek emergency medical help. Some side effects can be very serious and they require you to contact your doctor immediately such as:

  • Depressed mood
  • Abnormal risk taking behavior
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or committing suicide
  • Not fearing any kind of danger
  • Decreased inhibitions
  • Hyperactivity
  • Confusion
  • Hostility
  • Hallucinations
  • Hostility
  • Extreme
  • Exhaustion and feeling like you may pass out
  • Unusual urinating
  • Chest pain, chest fluttering
  • Pounding heartbeats
  • Tremors
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements
  • Convulsions/seizure and jaundice- yellowing of eyes or skin

Other side effects of Alprazolam, but less serious ones include drowsiness, feeling irritable or tired, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, memory problems, headaches and sleep problems among others. Certainly, you can see here that these are not side effects that will warrant the use of AED certification, but there is no harm in getting it. You never know when you may need to use an external defibrillator.