It is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of severe or disabling anxiety manifestations as well as for the prevention and treatment of delirium tremens and other manifestations of alcohol withdrawal.
Benzodiazepines create tolerance or habituation dependence, and risk of abuse. For these reasons, they should be prescribed as we needed
Dizziness, Vertigo, Drunkenness
A Decrease In Muscle Tone With Fatigue (Clumsiness, Instability)
Memory Loss (Amnesia)
Slowing Down Of Thought
Constipation Or Diarrhea
Pain Or Cramps In The Stomach Or Abdomen
Nausea Or Vomiting
Increased Salivation Or Dry Mouth
Rashes With Or Without Itching
Blurred Vision Or Other Changes In Vision
Caution is required when driving an automobile and operating machinery. The drug can cause an allergic reaction manifested by itching, swelling especially of the face, tongue, and throat, severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing. During pregnancy, these frug should not be used because it affects the baby.
This medicine contains lactose. Its use is not recommended for patients with intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, or glucose, malabsorption syndrome
RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONCOMITANT USE OF OPIOIDS:
Concomitant use of XANAX and opioids can lead to sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death.
Because of these risks, concomitant prescribing of opioids and sedative drugs, such as benzodiazepines or other related drugs, such as XANAX should be reserved for patients for whom no alternative treatment is possible.
If it is decided to prescribe XANAX concomitantly with opioids, the lowest effective dose should be prescribed and the duration of treatment should be as short as possible
Commonly in the patients, we have to observe the symptoms that can be occurring or not.
The anxiolytic effect of benzodiazepines and related drugs may gradually decrease despite the use of the same dose when administered for several weeks.
Any treatment with benzodiazepines and related drugs, and more particularly in the event of prolonged use, can lead to a state of physical and psychological drug dependence.
Various factors seem to favor the onset of dependence:
Duration Of Treatment,
History of other drug dependencies or not, including alcoholics.
In the event of physical dependence, abrupt discontinuation of treatment may lead to withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may be insomnia, headache, myalgia, severe anxiety, nervous tension, restlessness, confusion, irritability.
Benzodiazepines products should be used with caution in the elderly, because of the risk of sedation or muscle relaxant effect which can promote falls, with often serious consequences in this population.
It is recommended to use the lowest effective dose in the elderly and or the weakened subject to avoid the occurrence of ataxia or excessive sedation of the drug.