Xanax, otherwise known as Aprazolam, is a benzodiazepine-class medication used to alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety and panic attacks as well as depression, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), certain phobias and seizures. While anxiety is a normal response to stress, in some cases it can cause interference with daily life. By slowing down the processes of the central nervous system, thereby decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain, Xanax assists in the treatment of symptoms associated with these disorders such as restlessness, palpitations, sweating, exaggerated startle responses, difficulty concentrating, unrealistic worry, trembling and shortness of breath.
Users of Xanax should be aware that Xanax has been known to interact negatively with certain prescription drugs. Sedatives, muscle relaxers, antidepressants and any other central nervous system inhibitors can cause severe respiratory distress if taken with Xanax. In addition, Xanax users should be aware that this drug should not be taken with alcohol or grapefruit juice. Because alcohol is another central nervous system inhibitor, much like Xanax itself, it can increase the effects of the drug or the alcohol, respectively, as well as potentially causing severe bradycardia (slowing of the heart) and/or respiratory distress. Grapefruit, on the other hand, slows the body’s breakdown of certain drugs, cheap Xanax included. This could potentially allow them to build up to dangerous, toxic levels in the blood. Because of this, it is recommended that anyone taking Xanax discontinue consumption of grapefruit altogether.
Prior to taking Xanax for any of the above reasons, you should discuss your medical history with your doctor, especially if you have a history of the following medical conditions. Glaucoma, hepatic (liver) disorders such as cirrhosis or hepatitis, renal (kidney) failure, respiratory or lung problems, any allergies you might have, history of drug or alcohol addiction and/or any history of mental disorder such as depression or bi-polar disorder. Xanax has also been shown to increase the risk of falls in the elderly, who already have a potentially brittle bones and unsteady gait. Therefore, caution should be used when using Xanax if you are in this age category. In some cases, cheap Xanax can also have the opposite desired effect, increasing agitation, panic, anxiety or phobias. Notify your doctor immediately if you feel an increase in any of your symptoms.
Cigarettes have been shown to decrease the effectiveness of generic Xanax in the blood. Therefore it is recommended that Xanax 1mg users cease smoking cigarettes to avoid necessary dosage increase. It is also recommended that anyone starting Xanax for the first time refrain from driving a car or operating heavy machinery until the drug’s effects on them are known.
As with any drugs, use extreme caution if you choose to order Xanax from the internet, with or without prescription. Often, these products claim to be safe and legal when in fact they may contain large amounts of other drugs as well such as haliperdol (haldol), an anti-psychotic drug often used in extreme cases of mental delusion and psychotic episodes. If a website offers Xanax online no prescription, you should avoid ordering their product as it is not FDA-approved and could result in severe physical or mental duress.