It is in a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines and works by lessening abnormal thrill in the brain.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) verified alprazolam in 1981. It is sold under the brand name Xanax.
How much is it
The amount of Xanax required to overdose can vary, mainly when the drug is mixed with other substances. Most Xanax overdoses happen when Xanax is taken alongside CNS drugs like opioids or alcohol. Xanax bought on the street can also be cut or counterfeit with the opioid fentanyl, which can rise the danger of overdose.
When gathered with the sedative features of benzos, opioids and alcohol can make a lethal suppression of a person’s breathing or circulatory structure. The FDA has a Black Box warming about mixing benzodiazepines with opioids for this reason.
What are the symptoms and signs of an overdose?
Overdosing on Xanax or the benzodiazepines can cause mild to extreme symptoms. In some case, death is possible.
Your individuals signs will depend on:
- How much you take it
- Your body chemistry and how sensitive you are to depressants
- Whether you took Xanax in combination with other drugs
In mild cases, you may experience:
- Uncontrolled muscle movements
- Bad coordination
- Slurred speech
- Quick heartbeat
- Slow reflexes
- In extreme cases, you may experience:
- Chest pain
- Issue in breathing
- Abnormal heart rhythm
General Xanax side effects
As with most drugs, Xanax can cause mild bad effects even at a low dose. The most general bad effects include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Blurred vision
What does Xanax look like
Xanax pill identification can be quite tricky, primarily because there are lots of variations in shape and colors I(blue ovals, white bars, round yellows), depending on it is generic or name-brand, and whether it is high or low dose, extended release and so on.
Street names for Xanax include downers, candy, tranks, sleeping pills, chill pills and benzos. The two mg doses come in scored bars, so those get lots of “bar” nicknames, such as handlebars. They are also called as planks, for their slender, long shape.