Xanax Faqs

You’ll feel the effects of Xanax in about 10 minutes to an hour, and they’ll peak by the two-hour mark and subside by four. However, Xanax remains in your system for about 11 hours, so you can feel side effects during this time.

You might experience headaches while taking Xanax, after taking it, or as you taper off of it. Some people report a hangover-like feeling after taking Xanax.

Don’t stop taking Xanax suddenly. Instead, consult your healthcare provider before quitting it. They will show you how to safely taper down your dosage gradually to minimize withdrawal effects.

If a person misses a dose of Xanax, they should take the missed dose as soon as they remember. However, they should skip the missed dose if it is almost time for their next scheduled dose.
They should not take extra to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose symptoms may include severe drowsiness, confusion, slurred speech, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, feeling light-headed, slow heartbeats, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or coma.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you use alprazolam during pregnancy, your baby could be born with life-threatening withdrawal symptoms and may need medical treatment for several weeks.

You should not breastfeed. If you do breastfeed, tell your doctor if you notice drowsiness or feeding problems in the baby.

Alprazolam is a safe and effective medication when used as directed. Benzodiazepines may produce emotional and/or physical dependence (addiction) even when used as recommended. Physical dependence may develop after 2 or more weeks of daily use.. The risk of withdrawal reactions when stopping therapy with alprazolam is increased with prolonged use of the medication.