What is Blue 1mg Xanax ?
Xanax slows down the movement of brain chemicals that may have become unbalanced, resulting in a reduction in nervous tension and anxiety. Xanax works by boosting the effects of a natural chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is made in the brain.
Blue Xanax 1mg (Alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) that is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
It is dangerous to purchase alprazolam on the Internet or outside the United States. The sale and distribution of medicines outside the U.S. does not comply with safe-use regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These medications may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy.
You should not take alprazolam if:
- you also take itraconazole or ketoconazole (antifungal medicines); or
- you have a history of allergic reaction to any benzodiazepine (alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Tranxene, Valium, Versed, Xanax, and others).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- breathing problems such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or sleep apnea (breathing that stops during sleep);
- drug or alcohol addiction;
- depression, mood problems, or suicidal thoughts or behavior; or
- kidney or liver disease (especially alcoholic liver disease).
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Alprazolam may harm an unborn baby. Avoid taking this medicine during the first trimester of pregnancy.
If you use alprazolam while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks.
You should not breastfeed while using alprazolam.
Alprazolam is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
Many people use Xanax to manage anxiety disorder or to provide some short-term relief from the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment.
Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by unrealistic or excessive anxiety and worry about two or more life circumstances for a period of 6 months or longer. During this period, the person has been bothered more days than not by these concerns.
At least six of the following symptoms are often present in these people:
- motor tension, such as:
- feeling shaky
- muscle tension
- aches or soreness
- feeling easily tired
- autonomic hyperactivity, such as:
- shortness of breath or smothering sensations
- heart palpitations or an accelerated heart rate
- sweating or cold, clammy hands
- a dry mouth
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- diarrhea or other abdominal symptoms
- hot flashes or chills
- frequent urination
- difficulty swallowing or a “lump in the throat”
- vigilance and scanning, such as:
- feeling keyed up or on edge
- exaggerated startle response
- difficulty concentrating or “the mind going blank” because of anxiety
- difficulty falling or staying asleep
Xanax comes as a tablet, an extended-release tablet, an orally disintegrating tablet (a tablet that dissolves quickly in the mouth), and a concentrated solution (liquid) to take by mouth.
A person should take Xanax by mouth as a doctor directs. The dosage will be based on the following factors:
- why the person is taking it
- their age
- how their body responds to the treatment
A doctor may gradually increase the dosage of Xanax until the drug works effectively for the person. People should closely follow their doctor’s instructions to reduce the risk of side effects.
If a person has used this medication regularly for a long time or in high dosages, withdrawal symptoms can occur if they suddenly stop taking it.
To prevent this, a doctor may reduce the dosage of Xanax gradually.
Xanax is available in doses of:
- 0.25 milligrams (mg): This will be white, oval, scored, and imprinted with “XANAX 0.25.”
- 0.5 mg: This will be peach, oval, scored, and imprinted with “XANAX 0.5.”
- 1 mg: This will be blue, oval, scored, and imprinted with “XANAX 1.0.”
- 2 mg: This will be white, oblong, multiscored, and imprinted with “XANAX” on one side and “2” on the reverse side.
A person should not crush, chew, or break a Xanax extended-release tablet. They should swallow the tablet whole. It is specially made to release the drug slowly into the body. Breaking the tablet would cause too much of the drug to be released at once.
People should not share their medications with other people. It may not be suitable for them and may harm them.
- Until a person experiences how Xanax affects them, they should not drive a car or operate heavy or dangerous machinery.
- People should not increase the dosage of Xanax without speaking with a doctor, even if they think that the medication “does not work anymore.” Benzodiazepines, even if a person uses them as recommended, may produce emotional and physical dependence.
- People should not stop taking Xanax abruptly or decrease the dosage without consulting their doctor, as withdrawal symptoms can occur.
In certain individuals, the body may handle Xanax differently. This includes people who:
- drink a lot of alcohol
- Have alcoholic liver disease
- have impaired hepatic function
- have impaired renal function
- are older
- have obesity
People should not use Xanax if they are allergic to alprazolam or other benzodiazepines, such as:
- chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
- clorazepate (Tranxene)
- diazepam (Valium)
- lorazepam (Ativan)
- oxazepam (Serax)
Side effects often occur at the beginning of therapy and will usually disappear when a person stops taking the medication.
Some possible side effects of Xanax include:
- low energy
- impaired coordination
- memory impairment
- abnormal involuntary movement
The above is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. Call a doctor for medical advice about side effects. People can also report any Xanax side effects they experience to the FDA at 800-332-1088.
A person needs emergency medical help if they have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction to Xanax:
- difficulty breathing
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
A person should call their doctor at once if they have a serious side effect such as:
- depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting oneself, unusual risk taking behaviors, decreased inhibitions, or no fear of danger
- confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, or hallucinations
- feeling very faint
- urinating less than usual or not at all
- chest pain, a pounding heartbeat, or a fluttering feeling in the chest
- uncontrolled muscle movements, tremor, or seizures
- jaundice, or a yellowing of the skin or eyes