What is Xanax?
Xanax is the brand version for generic alprazolam to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax also helps treat transient symptoms of anxiety and depression due to anxiety.
Xanax is a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act. It signifies that the medication possesses a high risk of dependence, addiction, and abuse.
Xanax is useful for the treatment of anxiety disorder characterized by immoderate and unrealistic anxiety and worry about the life conditions and panic disorder characterized by recurrent panic attacks.
How does Xanax work?
Xanax belongs to the benzodiazepine class of central nervous system active compounds. It acts on the brain and nervous. Xanax enhances GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) neurotransmitters, which are responsible for motor control, vision, and many cortical functions.
Xanax boosts the GABA receptors resulting in the effects of calmness and relaxation in the brain and body.
What Xanax 0.25mg pill look like?
Xanax 0.25mg is white in color, oval-shaped tablets, having an imprint “XANAX 0.25”. The pills come pre-scored containing alprazolam as the active ingredient. Inactive ingredients of Xanax 0.25 pills include corn starch, lactose, cellulose, docusate sodium, magnesium stearate, sodium benzoate, and silicon dioxide. Xanax 0.25mg pill contains no color additives.
Dosage of Xanax 0.25mg
Anxiety Disorder: Initial dose is one to two tablets of Xanax 0.25mg given three times a day. A doctor may increase the dosage based upon the severity of the condition and the need of a patient to achieve maximum therapeutic effects. Increase the doses at an interval of three to four days. The maximum dosage for patients of anxiety disorder is eight tablets of Xanax 0.25mg per day.
Panic Disorder: The dose for panic disorder patients is higher. Initiate the dose with two tablets of Xanax 0.25mg given three times a day. Increase dosage to achieve maximum benefits. The average daily dose for panic disorder treatment ranges from five milligrams to 7 milligrams per day. Never exceed a daily dose of 10 milligrams.
Side effects of Xanax
Some repeated side effects of Xanax include:
- Dry mouth