Risks and Proper Use
Use of medication for anxiety disorders should be taken as seriously as the condition itself
Psychological dependence is a risk with all medications called benzodiazepines, including XANAX. This risk may increase if someone:
- takes a dose greater than 4 mg/day for an extended period of time
- has a history of alcohol or drug abuse
Proper use may be an issue for some people taking XANAX. Some people have experienced considerable difficulty when tapering off of or stopping XANAX use, especially those taking higher dosages over a longer period. Anyone prone to addiction should be watched carefully when taking XANAX.
Proper Use Resources
The following resources offer more information about the proper and improper use of benzodiazepines:
Medication as Treatment
Safety Concerns and Risk Factors
Drug Dependence and Withdrawal
If you or a loved one think you see the warning signs of benzodiazepine abuse, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). If you or a loved one require additional help with managing anxiety, please visit our Anxiety Management section.These websites are neither owned nor controlled by Pfizer. Pfizer does not endorse and is not responsible for the content or services of these sites.
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