Xanax is the brand name of Alprazolam. This medication belongs to the class of benzodiazepine medications that stimulate the central nervous system (CNS). Benzodiazepines are tranquilizer drugs and sleeping tablets.
People with anxiety and panic disorders use benzodiazepine to calm them or aid their sleep if they have difficulty going to bed. Alprazolam or Xanax is different from other benzodiazepines because it is a highly effective and short-acting drug.
What are the Effects of Xanax on the Body?
While Xanax can help with anxiety and panic disorders, there are different side effects when you use this prescription drug. It can vary from mild to severe. These side effects include:
- Appetite changes
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of coordination
Can You Overdose on Xanax?
Xanax is a valuable drug for people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. It significantly improves the quality of their life. However, because it is a short-acting drug and delivers a euphoric effect, many people abuse this drug which develops Xanax addiction.
This drug is tolerable. It is why the body can accept a higher dosage without overdosing. But it differs for everybody.
While not everyone overdoses using Xanax, some cases show Xanax can cause an overdose. And it is hard to spot a Xanax overdose. It can look like symptoms of drunkenness. Other symptoms of overdose include:
- Central nervous system depression
- Slurred speech
- Impaired balance or coordination
- Altered mental status
- Reduced reflexes
- Reduced respiratory rate
Death by Xanax
Yes, you can die by abusing Xanax. This drug is highly prescribed nowadays, and even though classed as a prescription medication, people still find ways to get their hands on this drug.
There are two kinds of death by Xanax. The first one is overdose death and the second one is accidental overdose. Accidental overdose is when an unaware person who uses other drugs or alcohol also uses Xanax.
Xanax, in tandem with alcohol or other drugs, is highly deadly. It can shut down your brain and stops its signals. These signals from the brain tell the body to breathe, and if Xanax stops it, your body “forgets” to oxygenate.
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