Xanax (alprazolam) is a popular anxiolytic, a drug of minor tranquilizing action that is administered for the use in patients with anxiety disorders and related conditions. Xanax is also effective in the treatment of panic disorder with or without phobic avoidance. It is also shown to block or mitigate the panic attacks and phobias in patients suffering from agoraphobia with panic attacks. Benzodiazepines are only indicated when the disorder is severe, disabling or subjecting the individual to extreme distress.
The optimal dose of Xanax should be individualized depending on the severity of symptoms and the patient's subjective response.
The dosage information provided should cover the needs of most patients. If you need higher doses, it should be increased gradually to avoid the risk of side effects and under close medical supervision. In general, patients never treated with psychotropic drugs require lower doses than those previously treated with anxiolytics or sedatives, antidepressants, hypnotics or chronic alcoholic patients.
It is recommended to always use the lowest effective dose low to avoid the risk of residual sedation or ataxia. Xanax treatment period should be as short as possible. Patients should be reassessed regularly and the need for continued treatment should be evaluated, especially if the patient becomes symptom-free.
The initial dosage varies from 0.25 to 0.50mg 3 times a day. This dose is increased according to the needs of the patient up to a maximum of 4mg daily in divided doses for a period not exceeding 8 -12 weeks including tapering of the symptoms. In certain cases Xanax therapy may require extension beyond the maximum treatment period, in which case, this should not take place without reevaluation of the patient's condition. In elderly patients, in patients with severe liver disease or in the presence of organic disease is debilitating to start with 0.25mg 2-3 times daily and increase if necessary, if tolerated.
The administration of Xanax should be discontinued slowly. The suggested withdrawal pattern is to reduce the daily dosage of by 0.5mg every three days. Some patients may require a more gradual reduction.
Xanax is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to benzodiazepines and their derivatives, and in patients with acute angle-closure glaucoma. The product can be used in patients with open angle glaucoma who receive appropriate therapy. Patients with severe respiratory failure and severe hepatic impairment, myasthenia gravis, sleep apnea syndrome should not take Xanax. Do not administer to children, in the first trimester of pregnancy and during lactation.
Benzodiazepines should not be given to children without careful assessment of need for treatment. The elderly should take a reduced dose. Also, a lower dose is recommended for patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency due to the risk of respiratory depression.
To order Xanax online you should first consult a medical practitioner and make sure that your current condition allows of the use of this medicine. Once this is done, you can buy Xanax from an online drugstore, placing an order for the pharmacological form of the medicine and the quantity that you require. Xanax will be shipped to you over the course of a couple of weeks or less, depending on the delivery method, in an unmarked envelope.