Xanax

Xanax (alprazolam) is a commonly prescribed drug to relieve symptoms of anxiety and panic.

panic disorderPanic disorder is a mental disorder

It is characterized by the occurrence of spontaneous panic attacks from several times a year to several times a day and the expectation of their occurrence.

Characteristics of Alprazolam

Anxiolytic benzodiazepine derivative. White or cream crystalline powder. Insoluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. This is essential a brain neurotransmitter GABA calms. Xanax produces a calming effect, slowing down the activity of the brain, gamma-amino butyric acid GABA receptor.

Xanax is a benzodiazepine with a very rapid onset of action. Peak effect is usually achieved within one hour. Xanax - like other benzodiazepines - binds to specific receptors GABA. Long-term use of the drug may ultimately lead to adaptive changes of these receptors, which makes them less susceptible to the effects of the drug.

Xanax Dosage

Inside, by mouth. You should start with the lowest effective dose. Typically, the initial dose for adults - 0.25-0.5 mg 3 times a day, with good endurance (if necessary) may increase the dose every 3-4 days. The maximum daily dose - 3-4 mg.

Side effects of Alprazolam

Drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, unsteadiness of gait, mental retardation and motor responses, decreased concentration, nausea, constipation, dysmenorrhea, decreased libido, pruritus, paradoxical reactions (aggression, agitation, irritability, anxiety, hallucinations), addiction, drug addiction, withdrawal syndrome.

Storage conditions: at a temperature of 20-25 ° C. Keep out of the reach of children.

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