Alprazolam 2mg online is a short-acting tranquilizer of the
triazolobenzodiazepine (TBZD) class, which are benzodiazepines (BZDs) fused
with a triazole ring. It is most commonly used in short-term management of
anxiety disorders, specifically panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder
(GAD). Other uses include the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea,
together with other treatments.
How should this medication be used?
The recommended adult dose of alprazolam depends on the condition being
treated. The starting dose for the treatment of excessive anxiety is 0.25 mg
taken 2 or 3 times a day. This dose is gradually increased until anxiety
control and minimal adverse reactions are achieved. For older people, the
starting dose may be lower (0.125 mg taken 2-3 times a day).
The starting dose for the treatment of panic disorder is 0.5 mg to 1 mg at
bedtime or 0.5 mg taken 3 times a day. The dose is then gradually increased
until the panic attacks disappear.
Usually, a low dose is given initially, then increased as needed, as directed
by your doctor. It is important that the dose is individualized according to
your needs to avoid excessive sedation or motor disturbances.
There are several factors that can be taken into account in determining the
dose a person needs: their weight, their health and whether they are taking
other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose other than those
listed here, do not change the way you are taking the medicine without
consulting your doctor.
Alprazolam can cause dependence if taken for long periods of time. If you have
been taking this medicine regularly for a long time (more than 1 month), do not
stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. To avoid withdrawal
effects, a gradual reduction in the dose is recommended before stopping.
It is important to use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. If
you miss a dose, take the medicine as soon as you notice the missed dose and
resume treatment as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose,
ignore the missed dose and go back to your usual dosing schedule. Do not use a
double dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are unsure of what to do after
missing a dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of
Do not dispose of medicines in the waste water (eg not in the sink or in the
toilet bowl) or with household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
unused or expired medicines.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response
to a drug when taken in normal doses. It can be mild or severe, temporary or
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this
medicine. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and
benefits of this medication with your doctor.
At least 1% of people taking this medicine reported the following side effects.
Many of these side effects can be managed and a few may go away on their own
Consult your doctor if you experience these side effects and if they are
serious or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to give you advice on what
to do if these side effects appear:
changes in libido or sexual ability;
dizziness or lightheadedness; unusual fatigue.
a false sense of well-being;
clumsiness or instability;
blurred vision or other visual impairment;
Most of the side effects listed below do not happen very often, but they could
cause serious problems if you do not get medical attention.