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What is Xanax?

Xanax is a name given to medications that contain a drug called Alprazolam. Like all benzodiazepines alprazolam works directly on the brain. By altering the chemicals in the brain this medication decreases anxiety.

Active IngredientsAlprazolam
UsesGeneralized Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Disorders & Panic Disorders (Panic Attacks)
FormTablets
TypeBenzodiazepine
Brand NamesXanax, Xycalm, Xanor, Alprax, Alprocontin, Alzam, Alzolam, Anzilum, Niravam, Novo-Alprazol, Pacyl, Restyl, Tranax, Trika, Zolam, & Zopax
Strength Variations0.25, 0.5, 1 & 2mg
Legal StatusSchedule VI
Max Daily DosageFor Anxiety 4 mg/day
For Panic Disorders 10 mg/day
Dependency RiskHigh
ManufacturersPFIZER, PHARMACIA AND UPJOHN, ACTAVIS, MYLAN, SANDOZ, & SUN PHARMA

It is one of the most used medications for anxiety treatment and almost every household has this medication nowadays. People suffering from Depression usually use this medication to try to relax their minds. Xanax has been available in the market since 1981 and since then it has secured a spot among the 20 most prescribed medications in the US. Like all other benzodiazepines, alprazolam is also listed as a Schedule IV medication. Usage, purchase and even possession without a prescription are illegal. There are countless reported cases of people using medications prescribed to someone else and experience an overdose. This medication needs to be kept safe and out of reach of children and young adults.

How To Consume Xanax?

Xanax is available in tablet form. The smallest available dosage in tablet form is 0.25mg and it keeps going up to 3mg. the most common are the 2mg tablets that come in the form of bars. Usually known as Xanax bars by most of the people. There are many different companies producing Xanax in different shapes and colors.

Usually, patients start with a smaller dose of 0.25 or 0.5mg two or three times daily. The dose is increased if the required results or reduction in anxiety isn’t noticed. The maximum recommended dose for a single day for anxiety treatment is 4mg. While people suffering from Panic disorders might require a dosage of up to 10mg per day. A 10mgb daily dosage can be really dangerous for a fully functioning and healthy person.

What Are Side Effects of Xanax?

Like all medications side effects of Xanax depend on the patient’s body and tolerance for this medication. These side effects can be really moderate and patients might not even feel them in many cases. Yet the situation might get severe for some patients and they may need emergency medical attention. So whenever using this medication try to keep track of even the slightest of the side effects. Listed below are some of the normal/moderate side effects and severe side effects.

Normal/Moderate Side Effects

The list side effects of Xanax are never-ending so we will be listing some of the commonly reported side effects. Mention them to your doctor during the next checkup.

  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Ataxia
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Memory impairment
  • Weight gain
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Blurred vision
  • Lightheadedness
  • Slurred speech

Serious Side Effects

Stop using the medication if any of the side effects mentioned below develops in a patient. Call 911 or go to an ER if condition is serious.

  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Agitation
  • Anger
  • Hallucinations
  • Muscle Tics
  • Pounding Heart
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

Precautions for Xanax Usage

If a patient has experienced an allergic reaction to Xanax or any other benzodiazepine, they should not be prescribed Xanax again. Patients who are suffering from cardiac and respiratory health problems should mention this to their doctor before using this medication. Patients with any type of liver or kidney disease should use this medication only if needed.

Xanax makes patients feel dizzy, drowsy and weak. Patients should not do any attention requiring work such as driving, cooking around the stove or operating a machine. There are high chances of getting hurt. Alcohol and Marijuana should not be consumed with Xanax as the combined effect can be really strong and even induce side effects.

Pregnant and nursing women should not consume Xanax. It gets passed to the child in the womb and through mil while nursing. Once in the child’s body, it can hinder the growth and functioning of the brain.

Xanax FAQ

Can you buy Xanax over counter?

Selling or purchasing Xanax as an over the counter medication is illegal. It is a Schedule IV medication. Sale, purchase, or consumption without a prescription can get you in trouble. If someone claims to sell this medication OTC, they are lying and you can get into trouble if you buy from them

Can I get a prescription online for Xanax?

We recommend getting an online prescription for Xanax. Always visit a doctor so that they can properly perform physical tests before prescribing this medication. This will keep you safe and help in avoiding any side effects. Most of the online doctors claiming to provide online prescriptions have proven to be scammers who disappear after the initial payment.

Can Xanax kill someone?

A normal dose won’t kill a normal healthy person. On the other hand, an overdose or consumption with another drug such as MAO Inhibitors can cause severe effects that can cause death. So take proper doses and you will be safe and free from anxiety.

Can Xanax cause heart problems?

Like all benzodiazepines, Xanax to decreases the heart rate. In simple words, they slow down the heart. Normal doses don’t cause much of a difference but higher doses can slow down the heart to such an extent that the flow of blood almost stops in the body and it starts clotting. These clots can do severe damage to the heart and body. So manage doses and seek medical attention in case of an overdose.

Does Xanax Damage Liver?

Xanax has a slight effect on the liver and some patients might experience some liver inflammation. This inflammation goes away once patients stop using this medication. In case a patient keeps on using this medication for a long period of time with liver inflammation, they might suffer from liver failure. Always let your doctor know if you feel pain in your abdominal area while using this medicine.

Does Xanax Damage Kidneys?

No, Xanax does not damage the kidneys. Patients have been known to use this medication for up to a decade and even longer without facing any kidney-related problems. Yet in certain cases, this medication can cause a reaction that can damage the kidneys. Doctors easily avoid this by checking a patient’s medical history.

How to get a Xanax prescription?

The right way to get a prescription for Xanax form a psychiatrist or a doctor after complete medical and mental evaluation. This is the recommended method for obtaining these tablets. You can easily book an appointment with your doctor or psychiatrist. In case you have any questions you can also consult our health professionals who are available 24/7 for your assistance.

Can a prescription for Xanax be obtained online?

Yes, you can get a prescription for Xanax online from a licensed psychiatrist. Just make sure the practitioner is running a legal practice online that is licensed and abides to FDA guidelines. There are many fake websites claiming to provide these prescriptions, please check their validity before spending any money. In case you have any doubts, you can always write to us and we will help you in making your decisions.

What is the best option to buy Xanax?

The best option to buy Xanax is from a legitimate physical pharmacy. You will need to visit the pharmacy, present your prescription in order to purchase the medication. In case you are unable to go outside due to reasons such as the COVID-19 pandemic, you can try an online pharmacy. Almost all top pharmacies have online websites, through which you can get the prescriptions fulfilled and delivered to your doorstep. make sure you chose a legitimate FDA approved pharmacy. There are many illegal, fake, and rogue pharmacies online, you need to steer clear of them. If you are doubtful about a pharmacy you can Google for some reviews or ask our experts to check it out for you.

What is required to buy Xanax online?

Online prescription fulfillment services and pharmacies will need your prescription, doctors details and your personal details. Usually these details are kept safe. In order to pay for the medications you will usually need a Credit or Debit card. Usually the process is really simple and the information is required only once, when registering.

What is the cheapest method to buy Xanax?

The cheapest option to get Xanax is to have good insurance. In case you don’t have insurance, you will need to do a little bit of research, there are many different websites that offer coupons, that can be redeemed for a discount. Apart from that buying generic medication instead of brand name medications, also helps in saving some money.

How long does Xanax stay in body/system?

Xanax stays in the blood for around 24-hours and it is easily detectable in the blood through tests during this time. In saliva tests it can be detected for up to 3 days. In urine samples it can be detected for around 4-7 days depending on the patients body. Tests on hairs that are carried out rarely, Xanax can be detectable for up to 3 months from the last dose.

Why do people take Xanax?

People usually take Xanax to cope with stress, anxiety, depression and other sometimes to deal with insomnia. Apart from that people have been known to consume this medication for recreational purposes and we highly discourage that.

What are Xanax bars?

Xanax bars is the term used for the 2 mg Xanax tablets. These tablets are formed as rectangular bars and thus nicknamed as Xanax bars.

How much time does it take Xanax to start working (kick in)?

It can take anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour before affects of this medication can be felt.

How long should a patient use Xanax?

A patient should try to use Xanax for no more than 6 weeks. After this time period people may develop dependence and tolerance to this medication. Yet, doctors have been noted to give their patients prescription refills for this medication much over this safe time period.

How to detect fake Xanax?

Detecting fake Xanax is really hard nowadays. People within the US and abroad are taking Xanax tablets that not only look like real Xanax but even come in real looking packaging/bottles. The best way to detect fake tablets is with the help of a proper chemical analysis by a lab. While that’s not possible for everyone, so for normal people the best way to check is by looking at the pills. Fake pills are usually chalky, their color is off, and they crumble quite easily. Apart from the looks, these fake pills on the inside can contain many different types of harmful chemicals, including fentanyl. In most of the cases, Xanax purchased online, from the dark web, streets, or anywhere apart from registered pharmacies can be fake, so never consume medication sourced from such sources.