What Does Xanax Feel Like?
11 Things to Know
1. How do
I take Xanax?
You can buy it from your local pharmacy, over the counter (OTC) or on prescription. You may need a doctor’s prescription to get it. There are different types of Xanax available: OTC and prescription only. If you don’t have a doctor’s prescription, then you can purchase it online from various websites such as Amazon or Ebay .
Yes! Xanax is considered one of the safest drugs around. It doesn’t cause any side effects and its safety record is very good. However, there are some things you should know before using it:
Xanax isn’t recommended for children under 18 years old due to the fact that they aren’t fully developed enough to handle the high dose levels that occur during their development period.
It is not recommended for pregnant women because it can cause birth defects.
If you suffer from depression, you should consult a qualified psychiatrist or psychologist before starting to use Xanax. They will help you understand how it works and what kind of side effects might arise while taking it.
You can read more about this here .
I overdose on Xanax?
No! But it is important that you keep your Xanax away from others who shouldn’t use it as it can be quite dangerous for the following groups of people:
Children and pets – Even a tiny dose can be deadly. Keep all drugs away from children and animals.
People with pre-existing medical conditions – If you suffer from any other health problems such as asthma, heart disease or liver disease then you should speak to a doctor before taking any sedative type drugs.
4. What is the difference between
Generic Xanax and Brand Xanax?
The active ingredient in both types of Xanax is Alprazolam. This is the chemical that produces the calming, soothing effects when you take it. Other than that, they are exactly the same thing.
5. How long does
Xanax take to work?
About 30 minutes. This time can vary from person to person, depending on their size, weight, age and health. It can also depend on how your body metabolizes the drug.
If used properly under medical supervision, then no it isn’t. However, if you use it without a prescription or in an uncontrolled manner, then yes it can be very addictive and even lead to death in some cases. See more information here .
7. I forgot to take my
Xanax, can I take it later?
Yes. You can take a dose of Xanax at any time during the course of the day as long as you are not close to bedtime. Taking a missed dose of Xanax later in the day is completely fine and isn’t dangerous. If you have any questions about missed doses, always consult a medical professional first.
I break or chew the Xanax pill to lessen the time before it takes effect?
No. Never break, crush or chew a Xanax tablet. When you do this, you put the active ingredient into your body all at once instead of over a period of time. Your body can’t handle such a high dose all at once and can lead to negative side effects and even death. Always take the pill whole and never break, crush or chew it.
9. I forgot to take my Xanax today.
If you forget to take a dose of Xanax then you can take it when you remember unless it is very close to bedtime. If this is the case, just continue your regular dosing schedule and do not take an extra dose.
Never take a double dose.
I stop taking Xanax suddenly?
No. You should always withdraw from Xanax under the guidance of your doctor. Although it is a prescription medication, stopping use abruptly can cause serious health effects and be fatal in some cases. If you do decide that you want to stop taking it, make sure you speak with your doctor first so he can help you slowly lessen your dependency or even prescribe an alternative to help with any potential withdrawal effects. Last printable/viewable page: page 7
If you should need additional information, always consult your physician before taking any medication, especially if you are currently taking another medication.
This blog serves as a guide only and is no way intended to be substituted for medical advice.
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