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How long does Xanax stay in your system?
The amount of time it takes for the amount of medication to decrease by half in your body is called its half-life. Even though a dose wears off relatively quickly, the half-life of Xanax is about 11 hours. On the other hand, the half-life of Xanax XR can be up to 15 hours. Many factors can affect the Xanax half-life, including:
- Age: Younger people will metabolize Xanax faster than older adults. Xanax may have a shorter half-life for them.
- Race: Studies show that the half-life of Xanax is increased by 15%-25% in Asians than in Caucasians.
- Weight: Xanax will typically last longer for people who are overweight because the body has to work harder to process the drug.
- Metabolism: Having a fast metabolism means that the body will process Xanax quicker, decreasing the amount of time that it’s effective. Underlying health conditions, like liver disease, can affect your body’s ability to metabolize drugs like Xanax.
- Dose: Higher doses of Xanax will be effective for a longer length of time, increasing its half-life.
- Expired medication: Xanax can expire after two to three years. Consuming an expired product could decrease Xanax’s half-life.
- Drug-drug interactions: Taking Xanax with certain medications can cause an interaction that can affect the efficacy of one or the other drug, and/or worsen side effects of one or the other drug.
Consumers and health professionals are advised that Pfizer Australia, in consultation with the TGA, has initiated a recall of alprazolam 2 mg tablets (marketed as Xanax).
Alprazolam tablets are used to treat anxiety and panic disorder.
It has been identified that alprazolam 2 mg tablets in bottles of 50 marketed as Xanax have been supplied without child-resistant caps. Other brand names, as well as other dosages of Xanax, are not affected by this recall.
Please note that there is no concern regarding the quality or safety of this medicine, other than the absence of child-resistant packaging.
To correct this issue, Pfizer Australia has initiated a recall of all alprazolam 2 mg tablets in bottles of 50 marketed as Xanax, irrespective of the batch number or expiry date.
When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:
- Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
- If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
- The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.
Xanax withdrawal symptoms
Xanax is a short-term solution because of its addictive qualities. Withdrawing from it can be an uncomfortable experience because of potential side effects. Some drugs that cause an emotional high have a comedown effect. However, Xanax calms the central nervous system and creates feelings of calmness, which means there’s no comedown effect.
Just because Xanax doesn’t have a comedown per se doesn’t mean that withdrawing from it won’t cause side effects. Here’s a list of some of the most common withdrawal symptoms that could happen when a person stops taking Xanax:
- Blurred vision
- Increased heart rate
The best way to avoid experiencing Xanax withdrawal is to follow instructions given by a medical professional. Quitting “cold turkey” can cause serious side effects, such as seizures and suicidal thoughts, which can start one to two days after the last dose. A medical professional should supervise a Xanax withdrawal by slowly tapering off the medication.