xanax 250 x 2mg 250 Xanax Tablets (2mg)
1. What Xanax is and what it is used for
Xanax is a tranquilliser containing the active ingredient alprazolam. Alprazolam belongs to one of
a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines affect chemical activity in the
brain to promote sleep and to reduce anxiety and worry.
Xanax tablets are only used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression.
Xanax is not recommended for the treatment of depression.
Xanax tablets should only be used for short-term treatment of anxiety. The overall duration of
treatment should not be more than 12 weeks including a period where the dose is gradually
reduced (this is called dose ‘tapering’).
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.
2. What you need to know before you take Xanax
Do not take Xanax:
- If you are allergic to alprazolam or other similar benzodiazepine medicines, or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- If you suffer from a disease called ‘myasthenia gravis’ where you suffer from very weak and tired muscles.
- If you have severe chest problems or breathing difficulties (e.g. chronic bronchitis or emphysema).
- If you have ‘sleep apnoea’ - this is a condition where your breathing becomes irregular, even stopping for short periods, while you are asleep.
- If you have severe liver problems.
- If you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant now, are planning to become pregnant or if you are breast-feeding (see also the sections on ‘Pregnancy’ and ‘Breast-feeding’ for
3. How to take Xanax
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure. Your doctor will tell you how many tablets to take and when to
take them. This information is also on the label of the carton the tablets come in.
Do not take your tablets with an alcoholic drink.
The recommended dose is:
You will usually start by taking one 250 microgram or one 500 microgram tablet three times a
day. This gives a total dose of 750 micrograms to 1500 micrograms each day.
If clinically required your doctor may increase your medicine in small increments. Where the
dose does need to be increased, it is usual to increase the night time dose first, before the daytime
doses to make sure you are more alert during the day. If you start to get side effects the doctor
may lower your dose.
If you are an older patient or you have for example kidney or liver problems and you need a
lower dose you will normally start on a dose of 250 micrograms two or three times a day. This
dose may be slowly increased if needed and if you do not get any side effects.
Use in children and adolescents
Alprazolam is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
Route and/or method of administration: For oral use.
Duration of treatment
Xanax tablets are only used for short-term treatment (not more than 12 weeks). You will not
normally be given a prescription for more than 4 weeks and you will be regularly reviewed by
your doctor during this time. A decreased effect of the drug may develop if used for more than a
If you take more Xanax than you should
It is important that you do not take more tablets than you are told to. If you do accidentally take
too many tablets you may experience drowsiness, confusion, feeling cold, slurred speech, drop in
blood pressure and difficulty breathing. If you do accidentally take too many tablets, seek
medical attention straight away.
If you forget to take Xanax
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop taking Xanax
Always see your doctor before you stop taking Xanax tablets as the dose needs to be reduced
gradually. If you stop taking the tablets or reduce the dose suddenly you can get ‘rebound’ effects
which might cause you to become temporarily more anxious or restless or to have difficulty
sleeping. These symptoms will go away as your body re-adjusts. If you are worried, your doctor
can tell you more about this.
xanax 250 x 2mg
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