Xanax is ananxiolytic
What is this? A tranquilizer and a psychotropic drug, whose action is aimed at the elimination of neurotic behavior, including fear, anxiety and emotional stress.
Xanax enhances the inhibitory effect of GABA, stimulates benzodiazepine receptors and reduces motor cortex excitability.
The anxiolytic action of the drug is combined with moderate hypnotic effect.
At the same time, the drug helps you fall asleep faster, reduces the number of night awakenings and increases the duration of sleep.
The mechanism of hypnotic action is related to the inhibition of the reticular formation in the brain. The drug has an average duration of action.
Indications for use
Anxiety and neurosis, accompanied bysleep impairment, irritability, somatic disorders, tension and anxiety; mixed anxiety-depressive disorder and neurotic reactive-depression, accompanied byloss of appetite, sleep disorders, changes in body weight, deterioration of mood, somatic disorders, psychomotor agitation, cognitive impairment, loss of interest and suicidal thoughts (inferiority complex andguilt), low energy, etc.; anxiety and neurotic depression, including functional and organic (dermatological, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal) diseases, alcohol withdrawal syndrome and somatic disorders; panic states (including symptoms of phobia), phobias and panic attacks caused byagoraphobia.
What is the effect of Xanax on the human body?
Well, now we know what Xanax is.
This drug belongs to the group of benzodiazepines.
Xanax can cause addiction.
The withdrawal of this medication can worsen the patient’s initial symptoms.
Therefore, you should discontinue this medication gradually by slowly reducing this the drug dose (by 1/3 every week).
In case of uncontrolled use, such practice may become impossible.
When used correctly, this drug can provide the following positive effects:
Xanax relieves all kinds of anxiety due to its sedative effect.
The drug affects the adequate perception of reality, which becomes possible due to the impact of its active components on the short-term memory.
Xanax helps to look at the problems from a different angle due to the decrease of emotional lability.
The drug relaxes a person due to its muscle relaxant effects.
This is confirmed by the instructions for the use of Xanax.
However, people shouldn’t forget that it is possible to get rid of different problems, as well as excessive stress and nervousness, with the help of completely different drugs that don’t cause many side effects.
The main problem of Xanax is that it can cause strong dependence.
To get rid of it, a person will have to demonstrate a strong will.
However, those who started to take this drug in uncontrolled amounts will have huge problems with addiction.
Thus, everyone who suffers from drug addiction will experience side effects in the form of worsening of existing problems.
According to the instructions for Xanax, its effectiveness has been proven by the clinical trials. In the West, psychiatrists tend to prescribe this drug to the patients with anxiety and depression in order to reduce the overall suicide rate among the relevant patients.
As statistics show, such treatment is mostly effective.
During the treatment with alprazolam, patients are strictly prohibited from using ethanol.
The efficiency and safety of the drug use in patients under the age of 18 has not been established. In case of the long-term treatment, patients withrenal/liver failurerequire the control over the peripheral blood picture and liver enzymes.
Patients who haven’t taken psychoactive drugs earlier “respond” to the drug at lower doses compared to those who have already used antidepressants or anxiolytics, as well as alcoholics.
Patients suffering from endogenous depression can usealprazolam in combination with antidepressants.
Cases of hypomanic and manic states have been reported in patients with depression using alprazolam. Like other benzodiazepines, alprazolam can cause drug dependence when taken for a long time and in high doses.