It is tough going through life suffering from constant anxiety. And some people end up forming a panic disorder as well. These two disorders are often caused by similar chemical imbalances in the brain. That is why doctors turn to a Xanax prescription for their patients.
No one knows exactly how a Xanax prescription works, only that it can treat those chemical imbalances in the brain and calm your mind and that imagination that often works overtime, creating that anxiety and panic. For some people, the medication starts working almost immediately while with others, the dosage might have to be adjusted upward to feel any changes.
A Xanax prescription is classified as a controlled substance (which can cause addiction) and rated a Schedule IV. This means that out of five total classifications of controlled substances, a Xanax prescription has a low chance of developing an addiction. However that is not to say that it does not happen but if you follow your dosage and talk with your doctor to make adjustments, you are less likely to become addicted.
The reason that a Xanax prescription is popular with doctors is that Xanax works quickly and efficiently with most patients. Of course, take appropriate cautions. Pregnant women or those who are nursing should not even attempt to take a Xanax prescription. Serious damage to the fetus or baby could result. And with the elderly, either a very small dosage is prescribed or not at all because they are most susceptible to possible side effects.
If you are getting a Xanax prescription from your doctor, you should be aware of the potential side effects because they can put a crimp in your daily schedule. For instance, sometimes dizziness and drowsiness can be a problem which can mess with your ability to drive yourself to work or even to run errands. In addition, you should not take the drug while drinking alcohol or when you have a health condition such as liver or kidney disease.
Learn all the facts about your Xanax prescription before you get it filled. For the most part, you will probably not have any problem. However, it is very important to educate yourself about any medication or supplement you use, especially those that can produce adverse side effects.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.