Take Xanax exactly as your doctor has prescribed. If you are about to be started on any new medicine, remind your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking Xanax.
Tell all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking Xanax.
If you are going to have an operation, tell your doctor or anaesthetist that you are taking Xanax. It may affect other medicines used during surgery. If you become pregnant while you are taking this medicine, tell your doctor. If you are about to have any blood tests, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine.
Tell your doctor if, for any reason, you have not taken Xanax exactly as prescribed. Otherwise your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily. Tell your doctor if you feel that Xanax is not helping your condition, or appears to have stopped helping your condition. Visit your doctor regularly.
Your doctor needs to check your progress and see whether you need to keep taking Xanax. Always discuss with your doctor any problems or difficulties during or after taking Xanax. If you are being treated for anxiety, be sure to tell your doctor how you feel, especially if your anxiety attacks are getting worse or more frequent.
This will help your doctor to determine the best treatment for you. Do not run out of your medicine. It is important that you take your medicine regularly.