- How long do the side effects of Xanax last?
- Does Xanax cause headaches?
- How do you quit Xanax without side effects?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose on Xanax (Alprazolam)?
- Can I take Xanax (Alprazolam) if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Are There Any Risks For Taking Alprazolam For Long Periods Of Time?
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.
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.
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.