Xanax medication is a popular and effective pharmaceutical way to treat a number of anxiety disorders as well as panic disorders as well. Xanax is part of the benzodiazepine family of drugs which also includes lorazepam and diazepam. When your doctor prescribes any of the drugs in the benzodiazepine family, you must disclose any and all previous medical history from allergies to chronic illness.
Some people can have allergies to Xanax medication if they have exhibited adverse reactions to some of the drugs in the benzodiazepine family. Therefore, your medical history is important to disclose to your doctor. Certain allergic reactions can be fatal and a reaction of Xanax is no different. In addition, because of some of the publicized reaction to Xanax medication, it is imperative that you disclose whether you have had respiratory problems in the past, alcohol abuse, liver disease and even kidney disease.
If you are sensitive to other drugs, chances are that you would probably be sensitive to possible side effects of Xanax medication. Therefore, you should disclose concerns about potential reactions as well as be prepared for the possibility of drowsiness, dizziness, clumsiness and more.
In addition, you should take proper precautions against pregnancy if you plan to take Xanax medication. Pregnant women or women who wish to become pregnant should not take this medication because of the potential harm to the fetus. In addition, Xanax medication can pass to an infant during breastfeeding so it is not recommended to new mothers.
Xanax medication has worked wonders for many people and has helped them achieve some semblance of a normal life. However, it must be pointed out that after long term use, the drug may not be as effective. If you find that this is the case, please consult with your doctor about the option of changing your Xanax medication dosage. The bottom line is that you must be truthful about your health history so that the doctor can determine that Xanax is right for you.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.