As the title of this article suggests, this is an article about Xanax, one of the most popular anti-anxiety drugs of all times, in fact, one of the most popular medications for mood disorders in general. Pretty much everyone has heard of this drug, but there are not that many people who actually know what it does and how it helps people. We wanted to put all of this in a short introductory article and we hope that we have succeeded.
First of all, we would like to say something about the conditions that are treated with this medication. The first of this is panic disorder, which is a type of the anxiety disorder which is among the commonest mood disorders out there. It is characterized by panic attacks that occur without warning and that can be debilitating indeed. When you are suffering a panic attack, you need to deal with a number of both psychological and physiological symptoms as well, all of this are quite unnerving and that are often described as the worst experiences in one’s life.
Generalized anxiety disorder is also often treated with Xanax, although there are now medications that are preferred over it and which are more commonly prescribed. Still, for some people, Xanax is the only solution that works and that gets rid of the elevated feeling of anxiety which is the main symptoms of this disorder. It should be pointed out that Xanax has been found to be exceptionally effective for anxiety disorder when it is comorbid with depression.
We would now like to talk about some additional facts that you need to know about Xanax and that mostly have to do with the proper use of this medication. Namely, it is of paramount importance that you know exactly how to use it as this will make the difference between a successful treatment that will help you greatly with your panic attacks or anxiety and a treatment that will be of very little help, or that might even harm your health.
First of all, it is essential that you do not self-prescribe Xanax. It is your doctor who needs to prescribe it and only after checking your medical history and checking if there is anything that might cause you to experience adverse effects when using the medication. Once you were prescribed Xanax, you need to make sure that you are taking the correct dosages at correct times and for the correct amount of time. You must never exceed your dosages or continue with your regimen past the date your doctor has established as the last dosage.
Furthermore, you need to learn about the possible side effects and possible interactions with other medications. This is important as there are certain side effects which are signs that there might be something seriously wrong with the way you are reacting to your medication and also because interactions between Xanax and some other drugs can be quite serious.