Does Xanax Prolonged Use Cause Drug Dependency? Xanax Addiction


Xanax And Its Uses

Alprazolam, sold under the brand of Xanax is a medication used in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. Xanax belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Xanax use enhances the effects of GABA, decreasing the abnormal excitement in the brain and producing a calming effect. It is used in the short-term management of anxiety disorders. Xanax can be used alone or with other medications. It is the most widely prescribed benzodiazepines for the treatment of generalized anxiety and panic disorder. Common side effects of Xanax taken at lower doses are drowsiness, fatigue, speech problems, memory problems, headache and a dry mouth.

Dosage And Administration

Xanax comes in different formulations and strengths. It is available as a tablet, an extended-release tablet, an orally disintegrating tablet, and a concentrated solution (liquid) form. Xanax dose will be different in different people depending upon some factors. The initial dose for treating anxiety is 0.25-0.5 mg 3-4 times daily, the dose may be increased every 3-4 days and should not exceed 4 mg/day. To treat panic disorder, the dosage given is 0.5 mg 3 times a day, the daily dose should not go beyond 1 mg in a day. To prevent panic disorder the average dose is 3-6 mg once daily. Your doctor will start you on a lower dose and gradually increase your dose, not more than once every 3 or 4 days.

Xanax Addiction

Alprazolam can be habit-forming, avoid taking larger doses, or take it for a longer period than prescribed. It is highly addictive and commonly prescribed medications and is classified as a Schedule IV medication. Prolonged use of Alprazolam can cause dependency and you need more and more of the doses to achieve the same effect (tolerance). Xanax dependency can be a trigger to addiction. People of all ages can become addictive to the drug. Common signs of alprazolam addiction may include agitation, anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, tremors and heart palpitations. It is important to take the right amount of medicine under official guidance to avoid such conditions.


  • The most common and dangerous interactions for Xanax occurs with alcohol, both being a CNS depressant slows down the brain and body functioning like movement and breathing.
  • The medicine should never be used in combination with other benzodiazepines like Valium, Klonopin or Ativan.
  • Pregnant females should avoid the use of Xanax as Benzodiazepines can potentially cause harm to the foetus.
  • People with kidney or liver diseases should inform their doctor before they make up their mind to buy alprazolam online.
  • Do not use the medicine if you are allergic to the drug or any compound present in the drug

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