Xanax Dosage and Administration
Dosage In Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The recommended starting oral dosage of XANAX for the acute treatment of patients with GAD is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg administered three times daily. Depending upon the response, the dosage may be adjusted at intervals of every 3 to 4 days. The maximum recommended dosage is 4 mg daily (in divided doses).
What Happens If I Miss A Dose Of Alprazolam?
If you miss a dose of alprazolam, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is closer to the time of your next dose. Discuss this with your health care provider. Do not double your next dose or take more than what is prescribed.
-The lowest possible effective dose should be administered and the need for continued treatment reassessed frequently.
-Dosage should be reduced gradually when discontinuing therapy or when decreasing the daily dosage.
-The daily dosage may be decreased by no more than 0.5 mg every 3 days; however, some patients may require an even slower dosage reduction.
-The dose of extended-release tablets may be increased at intervals of 3 to 4 days in increments of no more than 1 mg per day. Buy Xanax Online
-The times of administration should be distributed as evenly as possible throughout the waking hours.
Dosage In Panic Disorder
The recommended starting oral dosage of XANAX for the treatment of PD is 0.5 mg three times daily. Depending on the response, the dosage may be increased at intervals of every 3 to 4 days in increments of no more than 1 mg per day.
Controlled trials of XANAX in the treatment of panic disorder included dosages in the range of 1 mg to 10 mg daily. The mean dosage was approximately 5 mg to 6 mg daily. Occasional patients required as much as 10 mg per day.
What Should I Avoid While Taking Alprazolam?
Avoid drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs while you are taking alprazolam. They may decrease the benefits (e.g., worsen your condition) and increase the adverse effects (e.g., sedation) of the medication. Alcohol increases the risk of accidental overdose with medications like alprazolam.
Effects of Xanax Overdose
Overdose can happen when a person takes larger doses of Xanax than prescribed, take it more frequently than prescribed, they inject the drug, and/or they mix it with other CNS depressants.
Signs of an overdose vary with the person. However, the following are common:
- Trouble breathing
- Blurred vision
- Impaired motor skills
- Bluish lips or fingernails
Other serious complications from overdose include pneumonia, muscle damage, brain damage, and even death.