Why is xanax prescribed for depression

Xanax – relieves anxiety and fear. So if doctor will prescribed Xanax, he try reduce fear and depression effect by xanax. So when you prescribed Xanax take it careful in dosage that doscotr are prescribed.

Also Xanax can  be prescribed for help with anxiety and neuroses with anxiety, stress, anxiety, irritability, worsening of sleep, physical disorders, mixed anxiety-depressive and neurotic reactive depression, accompanied by depressed mood, loss of interest in things, psychomotor agitation, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, changes body weight, somatic complaints, impaired cognition, suicidal thoughts (guilt, worthlessness), decreased energy, etc., incl. somatic disorders, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, functional and organic diseases (cardiovascular, dermatological, gastrointestinal tract), panic disorder (with or without phobic symptoms), panic attacks and phobias with agoraphobia.

xanax prescribed for depression

Xanax is taken orally, 2-3 times a day with or without food. The dose is adjusted depending on the severity of the syndrome, individual sensitivity of the patient and his reaction to the drug.

Start with minimal doses (0.25-0.5 mg / day) with a consequent increase in the first evening, and then in the afternoon. Elderly or debilitated patients – 0.25 mg 2-3 times a day. A further increase in dose (0.5-0.75 mg / d) is carried out with care with good tolerability. With anxiety, restlessness initial daily dose is 0.75-1.5 mg and can be increased to 3-4.5 mg / day.

When panic disorders – 0.5 mg three times a day, the daily dose can reach 3-6 mg, the highest daily dose – 10 mg.

The duration of the appointment of alprazolam – from a few days (acute state of fear) up to 3 months.

Because of the possibility of drug dependence longer continuous use of the drug is not recommended. If necessary, discontinuation of therapy gradually reduce the dose by 0.5 mg every 3 days (abrupt discontinuation of therapy may exacerbate anxiety and fear).