Alprazolam (Xanax) is an FDA controlled substance schedule IV - which means it has a potential for abuse, but not as great as drugs in lower classes - heroin and cocaine are schedule I, oxycodone (Oxycontin or Percocet) is schedule II, etc. Patients have both good and bad experiences with alprazolam. Withdrawal symptoms, if they occur, will vary amongst patients depending on their dose and how long they had been taking alprazolam. Alprazolam can be safely used - however, if you are taking alprazolam, you should be aware of the abuse potential and work with your doctor to develop a plan to manage your condition while balancing the benefits and the risks of this medication. As with any medication, you should always talk with your doctor before stopping alprazolam.
- Q What are the side effects of taking Xanax and cyclobenzaprine together?
- Q Is eight milligrams Alprazolam enough for panic attacks?
- Q What medication can I take for sleep if Xanax is causing problems?
- Q What is Alprazolam?
- Q Are seizures common with long term use of alprazolam?
- Q Can I be addicted to Xanax after taking it for a long time?