December 8, 2022

In this video we will cover everything you need to know about Alprazolam, also known as Xanax. This video is part of a video series on mental health problems. So for more mental health related videos check out this playlist:

Hey there welcome back to how to medicate and welcome to this new video on how to use alprazolam also known as xanax this video is part on a video series on mental health problems and for those of you that want to keep on learning check out the playlist in the description after watching this video of course for those of you meeting for the first time my name is

Raul i’m a medical doctor from the netherlands and i’m making weekly medical videos to educate myself as well as you my viewer because i believe that medically educated people make healthier decisions which is the whole point of this video and my entire channel this video also comes with a quick disclaimer it’s made purely informative this is not medical advice

And if you’re looking for medical advice always contact your own doctor and quickly let’s get learning as mentioned the generic name of this medication is our price alarm but it’s sold under several brand names like xanax and niravam and it is available as a tablet or a modified release tablet which brings us to how to use this medication if you want to use it make

Sure to swallow the tablet’s hole with half a glass of water considering the duration of use it’s often discouraged to use appraisal lamp for more than two months straight as this can increase your risk for becoming dependent on this drug this means you might experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it there are some exceptions though where alprazolam is

Prescribed for six months up to a year therefore always discuss prolonged use with your doctor now alprazolam is part of a group of drugs called benzodiazepines and it can be used to treat several anxiety disorders like a panic disorder social phobia and general anxiety disorder which brings us to what does it should you use and here is important to note that you

Should always use the prescribed amount of frequency your doctor gives you this is important because specific dosages can differ depending on the specific indication the symptoms you’re experiencing and your side effects however commonly doctors prescribe an initial dose of 0.25 to 0.5 milligrams three times a day for adults using normal tablets if necessary this

Dose can be slowly increased up to a maximum of three milligrams per day divided over several doses when prescribing modified release tablets a common initial dose would be one milligram per day divided in one to two doses now alprazolam is a very effective drug but unfortunately it can have some side effects i will discuss some of the most common ones in this

Video but if you’re looking for a complete list always ask your doctor or check your leaflet very commonly it might cause sedation sunlines depression memory impairment headaches or constipation common lead can cause a decreased appetite confusion test orientation blurred vision nausea and chest pain and uncommonly it might cause anger aggression hallucinations

Muscle weakness and physical or psychological dependence which brings us to the safety of use first of all be careful when combining alprazolam and alcohol as this might increase its side effects furthermore as mentioned alprazolam might cause dizziness confusion etc if you experience any of these symptoms then please be careful with driving and preferably don’t

Do so and lastly alprazolam might have interactions with other drug shift taking therefore always discuss this with your prescribing doctor and as always we’re ending this video off by taking a look at the safety when pregnant or when breastfeeding research shows that occasional use of alprazolam and low doses could be safe this is true for pregnant women and women

Which are breastfeeding however there are some exceptions so always discuss these with your personal doctor now i hope this video was helpful and i hope you know now how to use alprazolam if you have any questions let me know in the comment section and i will do my best to answer all of them for those of you that want to keep on learning check out the playlist in the

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How to use Alprazolam? (Xanax, Niravam) – Doctor Explains By HOW TO MEDICATE