2 mg (white, oblong, multi-scored, imprinted "XANAX " on one side and "2" on the reverse side). Bottles of 100 NDC . Bottles of 500 NDC 03. Store at controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP]. Distributed by: Pharmacia & Upjohn Co, Division of Pfizer Inc, NY, NY 10017.
The data cited in the two tables below are estimates of untoward clinical event incidence among patients who participated under the following clinical conditions: relatively short duration (ie, four weeks) placebo-controlled clinical studies with dosages up to 4 mg/day of XANAX (for the management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety) and short-term (up to ten weeks) placebo-controlled clinical studies with dosages up to 10 mg/day of XANAX in patients with panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia.
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Panic disorder has been associated with primary and secondary major depressive disorders and increased reports of suicide among untreated patients (see PRECAUTIONS, General ).
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DISCONTINUATION-EMERGENT SYMPTOM INCIDENCE Percentage of 641 XANAX-Treated Panic Disorder Patients Reporting Events Body System/Event Neurologic Gastrointestinal Insomnia 29.5 Nausea/Vomiting 16.5 Light-headedness 19.3 Diarrhea 13.6 Abnormal involuntary movement 17.3 Decreased salivation 10.6 Headache 17.0 Metabolic-Nutritional Muscular twitching 6.9 Weight loss 13.3 Impaired coordination 6.6 Muscle tone disorders 5.9 Weakness 5.8 Dermatological Psychiatric Sweating 14.4 Anxiety 19.2 Fatigue and Tiredness 18.4 Cardiovascular Irritability 10.5 Tachycardia 12.2 Cognitive disorder 10.3 Memory impairment 5.5 Special Senses Depression 5.1 Blurred vision 10.0 Confusional state 5.0.
In addition to the relatively common (ie, greater than 1%) untoward events enumerated in the table above, the following adverse events have been reported in association with the use of XANAX: seizures, hallucinations, depersonalization, taste alterations, diplopia, elevated bilirubin, elevated hepatic enzymes, and jaundice.
Because of the danger of withdrawal, abrupt discontinuation of treatment should be avoided (see WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, Drug Abuse And Dependence ).
XANAX Tablets, 2 mg, are multi-scored and may be divided as shown below:
At least 6 of the following 18 symptoms are often present in these patients: Motor Tension (trembling, twitching, or feeling shaky; muscle tension, aches, or soreness; restlessness; easy fatigability); Autonomic Hyperactivity (shortness of breath or smothering sensations; palpitations or accelerated heart rate; sweating, or cold clammy hands; dry mouth ; dizziness or light-headedness; nausea, diarrhea, or other abdominal distress; flushes or chills; frequent urination; trouble swallowing or 'lump in throat'); Vigilance and Scanning (feeling keyed up or on edge; exaggerated startle response; difficulty concentrating or 'mind going blank' because of anxiety; trouble falling or staying asleep; irritability).
Xanax (alprazolam) is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), Xanax is often abused for the fast-acting, relaxed "high" it can give to people who take it, including people without a prescription.
Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment. Xanax is used to manage anxiety disorder or the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety.
Xanax works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain and was approved by the FDA in October 1981.
This is a drug that has caused so much grief in loved ones because so many people have committed suicide while being on it my brother just committed suicide 5 weeks ago and he had been taking Xanax This drug needs to be taken off the market don't ever be prescribed this medicine.
Xanax is also indicated for the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia, and may reduce the number of panic attacks experienced.
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Benzodiazepines, including Xanax, produce extra depressant effects on the central nervous system (CNS) when taken with:
Xanax is available in doses of:
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Xanax may be trendy, but it can affect your health. Over the next couple of years, her doctor upped the dosage until it reached 6 mg per day, an unusually high level. Jenna's experience—extreme as it. She was prescribed generic Xanax at age 25, a few months after she'd had a baby. She was filled.
"I could sleep anywhere, on the spot.". "It was amazing," she said.
"What I hate is how Xanax has become known as such a cool pill," she says. Jenna has cofounded an online support group; it now has more than 500 members.
"Physicians have less and less time to spend with patients or may see them only occasionally, when their talk therapist sends them in for drugs," noted Dr. Bursztajn, a forensic psychiatrist and an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Xanax also comes in a solution that you take by mouth. The strengths of all forms of lorazepam and Xanax are similar, between 0.5 mg and 3 mg. Forms and dosages vary depending on what they are used to treat. You'll usually start with the lowest possible dose. Your dosage is something to discuss with.
This effect can be deadly. Taking CNS depressants like lorazepam and Xanax with other CNS depressants can slow your respiratory system.
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For example, Xanax can cause memory impairment.
So if you take the Xanax at 2 a.m. and wake up at 7 a.m., you've still got seven more hours' worth of those side effects—bad news for getting to work on time,. These bright specs are only $25 but are seriously legit: They stay put while running or sweating, block out 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays, and.
In comparison, Farber says that the "Z drugs," or non-benzodiazepines, specifically made for sleep (think Lunesta, Sonata, Ambien) don't mimic GABA, but activate the receptor that GABA would normally trigger. Same endgame—glorious sleep—but they're faster acting and without many of the side effects. But that's kind of a roundabout way of doing things.
If you're anything like us, when you go against doctors' orders (we can hear our M.D.'s voice in our head: "Only take one for anxiety before a flight"), you rationalize: It's not like this is going to kill me, right?
But if sleeplessness hits, and you have a Xanax left over, Ojije says it's fine to take one once or twice a week (if you haven't been drinking)—just try half your normal dosage first.