Every elderly person can take a xanax, start dosage not more that 500-750 mg / day.
Be attention because if senior patient have problem with heart need start taking a not more that 300mg a day consult with your doctor.
From the digestive system: dry mouth or salivation, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhea, abnormal liver function, elevated liver transaminases and alkaline phosphatase, jaundice.
Hematopoietic system: leucopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis (chills, pyrexia, sore throat, extreme tiredness or weakness), anemia, and thrombocytopenia.
So about xanax dosage for seniors. Have some restriction. Need to be very attention.
For elderly (seniors) patients or infirm patients the initial dose of 250 ug 2-3 times / day maintenance dose – 500-750 mg / day as needed in the light of tolerance dose can be increased.
Start taking a xanax seniors very accurate.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
During the period of treatment should refrain from activities potentially hazardous activities that require increased attention and quickness of psychomotor reactions (driving vehicles or operating machinery).
Part of the endocrine system: weight change, disturbances of libido, menstrual irregularities.
Cardio-vascular system: possible decrease in blood pressure, tachycardia.
Allergic reactions: possible skin rash, itching.
This medication is used to treat the panic and anxiety symptoms associated with panic disorder. Alprazolam belongs xanax to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).
How To Use Xanax Oral
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as seizures) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually of Alprazolam. Report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your dose may be gradually increased until the drug starts working well. Follow your doctor’s instructions closely to reduce the risk of side effects.
Along with its benefits, this medication may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction). This risk may be increased if you have abused alcohol or drugs in the past. Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lessen the risk of addiction.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well with xanax .
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.