Xanax XR 3mg
Xanax 3 mg medication is a pill with imprint of X 3. It is green in colour and belongs to a group of drug class known as benzodiazepines. Moreover, it has strength of 3 mg and in form of extended release formulation.
What is the main purpose of using Xanax XR 3mg?
Generally, it is used in treatment of panic disorder and anxiety issues. However, doctors also recommend Xanax to treat social anxiety disorder and phobias too.
Extended release formulations work by releasing drugs, over slow period time period. This reduces frequency of pills dosage.
How to intake Xanax XR 3 mg pills?
The orally disintegrating tablet can be taken with or without water. Swallow the extended release tablets whole. Patient should not chew, crush or break the pills. Your doctor will probably start the medication on lower doses. Gradually, the doses will increase, not more than once every 3 to 4 days.
When the case of the patient is little mild, the doctor directs to take Xanax XR 3 mg tablets. Xanax is a prescription medication which should be taken by advice of doctor only.
Is taking alcohol with Xanax regarded safe?
Like alcohol, Xanax is a depressant. That means it slows down nervous system activity. Combination of both can have dangerous side effects, enhancing their individual side effects. Both have sedative effects, leading to major harm to liver. Such combination is also responsible for causing fatigue, drowsiness or even impairment. Thus, it is advised to refrain intake of alcohol during intake of Xanax medication.
Side effects of Xanax XR 3mg
Improper intake of Xanax is bound to produce certain side effects. Generally, it is seen that intake of Xanax can lead to depressed mood as well as irritability and confusion. It may also cause some people to experiencesuicidal thoughts, but it is quite rare. Below are other side effects of Xanax: –
- Hostile behaviour
- Emotional changes
- Decreased appetite
- Sudden flush
- Low blood pressure
- Blurred vision
- Gastrointestinal issues
Such above side effects do starts to show up during initial stage of treatment. They do wither away with a time period. If any of the side effects do continue for longer period, then immediately contact the concerned doctor. Though there is no need to much panic, only little care is needed.