Xanax is the medical name of alprazolam, belonging to a group of drugs named as benzodiazepines. This product is meant for treating panic attacks. Sometimes, the continuous use of Xanax causes certain side effects and the permanent use of Xanax can even give rise to biochemical transformation in body which in turn causes different effects. As this medicine is a depressant affecting the nervous system, it slows the neural activity. On the other hand a permanent use of Xanax affects the capability of one’s mind to work, mainly when a person is offered a high dose.
Some of the long term effects of Xanax are confusion, slurred speech, disorientation, lack of coordination and muscle weakness. One of the common side effects that results from the continuous use of Xanax is memory impairment. Even if the impairment remains mild at the initial stage, it is common among the people using Xanax. Impairment of temporary memory is common that the impairment of permanent memory and temporary verbal recall issues are the common complaint. However, as the panic attacks cured by Xanax can damage memory, the whole effect caused by the use of Xanax has been proved beneficial.
Most of the people who begin consuming Xanax initially, experience serious sedation that continues for nearly four days. On the other hand, you will find some individuals experiencing sedative effects after using Xanax for a long time period. As soon as the person takes this product, it starts influencing whether this product results in sedation or not. Like the other drugs available in the market, the long term utilization of Xanax gives rise to tolerance power.
When a person starts consuming this product for several days, the mind and body starts adapting itself to the drug which in turn give rise to biochemical changes decreasing the effects of the medicine. The tolerance power to handle Xanax typically starts after using it for six months. Generally, the physicians counteract tolerance by raising the dosage of the medicine. Individuals consuming Xanax become dependant on it. The dependence varies in a considerable manner among the users. Old people have a high tendency to build up dependence and the danger increases with time and high dosage. When people who consume Xanax stop consuming it suddenly they start experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
The reason behind causing withdrawal symptoms is the ingredients in Xanax slow the activity of the brain. If you stop taking Xanax suddenly, it can cause hyperactivity in brain, which cause seizures and other serious conditions. These problems can be avoided by discontinuing the use of Xanax slowly rather than stopping it all of a sudden. These are some of the long term effects caused by the intake of Xanax. If a person consumes this medicine in a proper manner, he will not suffer from any severe side effects. Before you start consuming Xanax, you should inform your doctor everything about your health and if you are allergic to some particular thing, you should let your doctor know about it before consuming Xanax.