Alprazolam side effects

Alprazolam is a medication that is used to treat panic attacks, panic disorders, and other anxiety disorders. It can also be used to treat agoraphobia, depression, and premenstrual syndrome. However, Alprazolam can be habit forming, and it is very potent. Because of this, it can be abused, and this can lead to many different side effects. The best way to take Alprazolam is, of course, exactly as your doctor prescribed it. If used in this way, many of the worse side effects can be avoided.

There are a number of different side effects associated with Alprazolam. Some of them are quite common and will affect many people, while some occur very rarely. Common side effects include slurred speech, drowsiness, a loss of balance, clumsiness, and a feeling of dizziness or becoming lightheaded. Generally, these side effects will be more apparent in older people, although they can appear at any age. To avoid severe side effects, doctors recommend that patients stop or at lease decrease the amount of alcoholic beverages you drink.

There are some other somewhat common side effects to Alprazolam. These side effects include insomnia, irritability, an increase in sweat production, a dry or watery mouth, and changes in your weight or in appetite. These symptoms are generally manageable and simply irritating, but it if they become too bothersome or start to disrupt your daily routine, you should speak to your doctor. Insomnia, especially, can cause you to become too tired to drive or perform your daily duties.

There are some other, rarer side effects. These side effects include things like diarrhea and urination problems, muscle spasms, blurry vision, and a decreased sexual drive. They also include nausea, vomiting, constipation, stomach cramps, abdominal pain, trembling, and fatigue or weakness. These side effects occur when taking Alprazolam as directed; however, they can also occur or be worse when abusing Alprazolam or if you stop taking Alprazolam suddenly.

Finally, there is a list of severe Alprazolam side effects. If you experience any of these rare but dangerous side effects, you should immediately contact your doctor or call for emergency transportation to a hospital. These side effects include seizures, depression, a fast heartbeat, anxiety, confusion, delusions, hallucinations, behavioral changes, bleeding, chills, fever, a sore throat, itching, a rash, sores, ulcers in the mouth or throat, and low blood pressure. These side effects are very serious and can lead to injury or even death in some cases. They should be taken quite seriously.

Remember that if you abuse Alprazolam, you will have to deal with a number of other side effects. If you take very high doses or take too much of Alprazolam at once, it can actually be fatal. In high doses, Alprazolam will calm the brain to the point that it becomes so sedated that it slows the breathing and heart rate to fatal levels. In some cases, it can even stop these functions, causing death immediately.

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