Xanax XR

What Is The Difference Between Xanax and Xanax XR?

Xanax XR is a potent benzodiazepine-based drug. Like Xanax, it belongs to the Alprazolam brand. The FDA has included Xanax XR in its list of legal medications for treating panic disorder. This drug has a stronger effect on the body than Xanax, which the FDA has approved for the treatment of panic attacks, anxiety, sleep problems, panic disorder and depression.

The main difference between Xanax XR and Xanax is in the concentration of the active substance. That is why Xanax has a milder effect on the body, it can be taken several times a day without fear of dependence.

Thanks to its advanced formula, Xanax XR is ideal for treating those patients who are unable to take the drug several times a day for various reasons. Sustained release of the drug provides a reliable and lasting effect for many hours.

Main Information About Xanax XR

The active substance of the newest drug Xanax XR controls the neurotransmitters in the brain and create a sedative effect. Thanks to this, Xanax XR is very effective in treating panic disorder even in complex cases.

Xanax XR is available in pills and is sold by prescription only. Only a doctor can prescribe this drug. There are several dosage options: Xanax-XR 0.25mg., Xanax-XR 0.5mg., Xanax-XR 1mg., Xanax-XR 2mg. Please note that the dosage prescribed by the doctor must be strictly observed. The tablet can be drunk only in its entirety; it cannot be chewed, crushed or cut, because the active substance is distributed throughout the capsule.

Xanax XR and Side Effects

As mentioned above, Xanax-XR contains an increased concentration of the active substance. This means that the probability of side effects during treatment with this drug is higher than during treatment with Xanax.

Xanax XR may cause serious side effects. The most common:

  • constipation;
  • fatigue;
  • dizziness;
  • drowsiness;
  • dry mouth.

In addition, you may receive:

  • mood swings;
  • suicidal thoughts;
  • problems with speech and coordination;
  • skin rash;
  • memory problems;
  • allergy.

That is why at the time of taking the drug it is advisable to abandon driving, and the ideal option would be to take a vacation during treatment.

To minimize the likelihood of side effects, you should strictly follow the doctor’s recommendations. In no case should you increase or decrease the dose, abruptly interrupt the course of treatment. In case of side effects, you should immediately consult a doctor!

Taking Xanax XR During Pregnancy

The opinion of experts is the same – it is better to refuse to take Xanax XR during pregnancy and lactation. The same recommendation applies to Xanax. These drugs are very potent medicines. They can harm an unborn baby, as well as a the child during lactation if the mother is taking Xanax or Xanax XR.

Of course, exceptions are possible from the rules, but only the attending physician makes a decision about the possibility of taking this drug. The decision can be positive only if the expected benefit is higher than the predicted harm.

Very important! You can not combine taking Xanax XR with other drugs, as this can lead to very serious side effects. You should stop drinking alcohol and taking drugs during treatment.

Contraindications Xanax XR

Do not use Xanax XR if:

  1. There is an increased sensitivity or allergy to this drug or other benzodiazepines.
  2. Acute narrow-angle glaucoma develops. glaucoma and who undergo appropriate treatment.
  3. Take Ketoconazole and Itraconazole.

Do not forget about the recommendations of your doctor and be healthy!