Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders. Xanax’s side effects vary from mild to severe. If you overdose on Xanax or use other drugs while on Xanax, you might die from it. Anxiety levels that are too high may be reduced by taking Xanax. Xanax, a potentially lethal drug, is often abused by many individuals, leading to the development of a Xanax addiction.
Xanax abuse occurs when individuals take it for recreational purposes or in higher amounts than their physicians have prescribed. When individuals use medicine without authorization or in unusually high doses, there is a higher risk of addiction and perhaps overdose.
Symptoms of Overdose
Overdosing on Xanax may cause moderate to serious side effects. A person’s symptoms may be mild, but they need rapid medical attention. One or more of the following symptoms may occur in the event of a Xanax overdose:
- A state of unconsciousness
- Inability to keep their eyes open
- Discrepancies in communication
- A state of disarray
Benzodiazepine overdose may also cause slurred speech and a change in mental state. When a person overdoses on Xanax and has difficulty breathing, they are most likely to have taken additional CNS depressants or alcohol. Xanax overdoses seldom cause respiratory issues.
A lot of variables, including the patient’s medical history, play a role in determining the precise Xanax dose that may cause breathing problems. The other variables include:
- Mixing of Xanax with other drugs
- Quantity of drug ingested
- Age of the abuser
- Drug tolerance
- A person’s overall height and weight
Benzodiazepine overdose may result in major complications such as:
- Muscle necrosis
- Collapse of the lungs
If you or someone you know is showing signs of an overdose, call 911 immediately.
What to Do If You Overdose
Following your doctor’s instructions is the greatest way to prevent a Xanax overdose when you’ve been given the drug for medical reasons. Take account of your Xanax use in a notebook or on your phone. If you find yourself taking a higher amount, taking the medication more often, or just want to take more of the medication, contact your doctor immediately. If you’re afraid about overdosing on Xanax because you or somebody you care about has become addicted to it, get professional treatment. When it comes to treatment for addiction, you have a wide range of options, including:
- Outpatient treatment. It is possible to get outpatient treatment by visiting a counselor or attending group therapy sessions one or two sessions a week for an hour or two.
- Inpatient treatment. Drug rehab facilities provide inpatient treatment, which may last anywhere from 30 days to 18 months or more, depending on the patient’s addiction.
- Intensive outpatient treatment. In this sort of outpatient treatment, patients are admitted to the hospital for 4 to 6 hours each day, seven days a week.
- Individual counselling/therapy. A drug dependency counselor meets with you one-on-one to discuss your recovery, psychological health, and any challenges you may be facing while you work toward recovery.
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