Atrest 0.50mg Alprazolam 100 Tablets (10 x 10)
Guidelines for taking anxiety medication
If you decide to take medication for your anxiety disorder, it is
important to learn all you can about your prescription and to take it as
directed. The more you know about your anxiety medication, the better
equipped you’ll be to identify and deal with side effects, avoid
dangerous drug interactions, and minimize other medication risks.
Some suggestions if you decide to take anxiety medication:
- Be patient. It takes time for most anxiety
medications to reach their full therapeutic effect. While you may want
immediate relief, it’s important to have realistic expectations. You
will need to work closely with your doctor to find the right dosage and
evaluate the anxiety drug’s effectiveness.
- Avoid alcohol. Alcohol and anxiety medications
don’t mix. The combination can even be lethal. But even in less toxic
doses, alcohol and anxiety medication can cause poor coordination and
impaired thinking, increasing the risk of motor vehicle accidents and
- Monitor your medication response. Keep a close eye
on your reaction to the anxiety medication, including any physical and
emotional changes you’re experiencing. Everyone reacts differently to
medications, so it’s impossible to predict what side effects you will
have or how well your anxiety drug will work. If you’re taking
benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, etc.), don’t drive or operate heavy
machinery until you know how the drug affects you.
- Talk to your doctor. Be open and honest about side
effects your anxiety drug is causing. Don’t be afraid to discuss
problems or concerns. And while you should never stop your anxiety
medication without talking to your doctor first, ultimately the decision
is up to you. If you’re unhappy with how the pills make you feel, ask
your doctor to help you taper off.
- Continue therapy. Medication can control the
symptoms of anxiety, but it doesn’t treat the underlying problem.
Therefore, it’s crucial to pursue therapy or some other form of anxiety
treatment. Therapy can help you get to the root of your anxiety problem
and develop better coping skills.