What is Green Xanax?
Green Xanax is available in the market in different trade names such as Niravam, Frontal, Calmax, Nalion, Xanor, Alprazolam and was initially introduced in 1976. It comes under the category of benzodiazepine anxiolytic which has anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, amnestic, and antidepressant effects. This short-acting minor tranquilizer works by getting attached to the GABAA receptors of the brain in order to affect the unbalanced chemicals which occur when a person is in an anxiety state.
Indications of Green Xanax:
Green Xanax is indicated for use in the following cases:
Pathological phobia, and increased irritation.
Disorders associated with sleep and panic
Somatic disorders caused out of emotional stress such as pain in the muscles, spasm, and tremors
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
How to take Green Xanax?
You can take this drug orally with water by swallowing it completely. Avoid crushing or chewing it. Follow the dosage and duration of intake that has been instructed by the physician.
Green Xanax dosage:
Green Xanax dosage begins with 0.5 mg initially which is taken 2 or 3 times a day, with the maximum per day dose being 10 mg. The duration is generally 3 months but in case it is more, frequent tests have to be performed in order to ensure that the drug is functioning. In such cases, the dose must be tapered off gradually before its discontinuation.
Precautions while taking Green Xanax:
Here are certain safety tips which have to be followed to ensure safety while you are under the treatment with green Xanax:
If you are allergic to Xanax or other benzodiazepines, such as chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), Serax, then you should not take it.
Nursing women should not use Xanax as it might be excreted in the milk and negatively affect the newborn.
Pregnant ladies should avoid Xanax as it can increase the risk of congenital abnormalities. The withdrawal symptoms of the medication can cause a side effect on the fetus. It can also result in respiratory problems in the newborn.
If you have glaucoma, then you should not take this medicine.
Don’t consume alcohol while you are under the medication. Also, after having the medicine, avoid doing any task that needs you to be alert such as driving a car or operating heavy machinery. This is important in order to avoid any kind of accidents because of the dizziness caused by taking the drug.
Itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral) should not be taken along with Xanax.
Xanax has sedative effects on the patients, so there is a high chance that patients of older age group might fall accidentally, so so exercise caution to avoid any such mishap when they are under the medication.