What is alprazolam?
Alprazolam 0.25mg is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). It is thought that it works by enhancing the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.
Alprazolam 0.25mg is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
MISUSE OF Alprazolam 0.25mg CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH and should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Alprazolam 0.25mg can slow or stop your breathing and fatal side effects can occur if you take this medicine with alcohol, opioid medicine, or other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
Consult your doctor before stopping this medicine. It is possible for you to experience life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if you stop using the medicine suddenly after a long period of use. As long as 12 months may pass before withdrawal symptoms subside.
What are the best ways to take alprazolam?
Take Alprazolam 0.25mg exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Never use alprazolam in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if you feel an increased urge to use more of alprazolam.
This medicine should never be shared with anyone, especially someone who is addicted to drugs or has a history of drug abuse. MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, AND DEATH IF MISUSED. Store them safely. The law prohibits the sale or distribution of this medicine.
How do I know if I missed a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
Can I overdose if I take too much?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of alprazolam can be fatal if you take it with alcohol, opioid medicine, or other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
The symptoms of an overdose may include drowsiness, confusion, slurred speech, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, feeling light-headed, slow heartbeats, shallow breathing, fainting, or coma.
What should I avoid while taking alprazolam?
Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death could occur.
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how alprazolam will affect you. Dizziness or drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.