Alprazolam (Xanax) Powder
Alprazolam (Xanax) Powder is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks).
Alprazolam (Xanax) Powder is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.
Alprazolam (Xanax) Powder is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others. Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter (a chemical that nerve cells use to communicate with each other) that inhibits activity in the brain. It is believed that excessive activity in the brain may cause anxiety or other psychiatric disorders.
Xanax is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Anxiety disorders are characterized by:
Unrealistic worry and apprehension
Symptoms of restlessness
Shortness of breath
Cold clammy hands
Exaggerated startle responses
Panic attacks occur either unexpectedly or in certain situations (for example, driving), and can require higher dosages of Xanax.
The most common side effects of Xanax taken at lower doses are:
Other side effects include:
Changes in weight
Addiction is more likely to occur at high doses given over prolonged periods of time. Abrupt discontinuation of alprazolam after prolonged use can lead to symptoms of withdrawal such as:
Seizures can occur in more severe cases of withdrawal. Consequently, patients on alprazolam for extended periods of time should slowly taper the medication under a doctor’s supervision rather than abruptly stopping the medication.
Interactions with other drugs
Ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), nefazodone (Serzone), cimetidine (Tagamet), and fluvoxamine (Luvox) increase concentrations in the blood of alprazolam and therefore may increase the side effects of alprazolam.
Alprazolam interacts with alcohol and medications (for example, barbiturates, and narcotics) that suppress activity in the brain by suppressing activity more and causing sedation.
Carbamazepine and rifampin reduce the effect of alprazolam by increasing metabolism and elimination of alprazolam in the liver.
You may be interested in LSD Powder