The Effects Of Xanax On A Person 's Health

1573 WordsDec 13, 20167 Pages
There are many drugs in the world that can better a person’s health. There are also drugs that can worsen a person’s health. If the patient takes the prescribed drug correctly, than the drug should work, right? What if the patient takes the drug correctly, but the problem is still not fixed? The possibilities are endless with the controversial drug, Xanax. The purpose of Xanax is to make the patient less anxious, but in most cases, it does not. There is a bigger story behind Xanax than most people know, it effects the body in many different ways, and it is not recommended to take if not prescribed. Xanax is a drug that treats anxiety, panic disorder, sleeplessness, and sometimes used for short-term relief of extreme stress. “These medications can also calm patients in danger of hurting themselves or hurting others, and soothe patients dealing with tragic life events.” (go.galegroup.com, 1) Some people refer to Xanax as Alprazolam, which is the generic, most often used brand, of the drug. Xanax belongs to the class of minor tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines. Xanax comes in the form of a tablet, an extended-release tablet, and a concentrated solution. This drug is prescribed by a doctor and comes with many rules. If the patient abuses the drug there is a high risk of addiction. Many patients need 4 milligrams of the pill a day. Using that high of a dosage may cause the patient to become addicted. If the patient discontinues the drug too quickly, they could go through
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