Alprazolam and/or Xanax are taken in the form of tablets. You take these with a glass of water or food. Always use alprazolam exactly as your doctor or pharmacist prescribes. If in doubt about the proper use, always contact your doctor or pharmacist.
The usual dosage is:
The starting dose in adults is often 0.25 to 0.50 mg at a time. You take the tablet three times a day (every 24 hours). If the effect is insufficient, the doctor may increase the dosage to a maximum of 3 mg per day in several doses.
- Aged and weakened patients
The starting dose in the elderly and weak patients is usually 0.25 mg at a time. You take the tablet two to three times a day (24 hours). If the effect is insufficient, the doctor may increase the dosage to a maximum of 0.75 mg per day in several doses.
In the majority of instances, a prescription for medication sufficient for up to four weeks’ supply will be issued to you. Never take alprazolam for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends, and in no event for more than two months. If you use the drug for an extended period of time, there is a possibility that you will become dependent on it. The duration of treatment, including the gradual reduction of alprazolam dosage, typically does not exceed eight to twelve weeks. In order to avoid experiencing a relapse, you should never stop taking alprazolam all of a sudden. Instead, make sure to gradually reduce your dosage under the supervision of your medical professional.
Dose of alprazolam forgotten?
If you forget a dose of alprazolam, stick to the following:
- If you are taking it twice or three times a day, you should never take a double dose. If you need to take the next tablet at least three hours later, you should swallow the tablet you are currently taking. Is there a shorter period of time in between? Don’t bother taking the dose you forgot.
- If you forget to take one tablet per day and there is more than eight hours until the next dose, you should take the forgotten dose. If there is less time between the doses, you should skip the one you forgot.
Have you taken an alprazolam overdose? Then you should get in touch with your physician or pharmacist as soon as possible. Drowsiness, confusion, and sleepiness are some of the symptoms that can result from taking too much of a substance. In the case of a severe overdose, you may also experience problems with your coordination in the form of reduced muscle tone, intoxication, and the suppression of your breathing. An overdose of alprazolam leads to a coma or death on a very rare to extremely rare occasion.