Xanax Side Effects

Xanax Side Effects

Xanax side effects can vary from person to person, and also in intensity, from mild to quite severe depending on dosage, frequency, the person's overall health, age, length of time taking the drug, and many other contributing factors. 


We understand at the Alternative to Meds Center that some of the most commonly reported adverse effects of this benzo drug affect not only one's physical but also emotional health. We aim to utilize holistic mental health treatment protocols and healthful physical treatments to help those in recovery from addiction. 

Reported commonly are ataxia (loss of voluntary muscle movement control of the eyes, mouth, face, limbs, etc.), weight gain or loss, increase or decrease in appetite, constipation or diarrhea. Also reported are cognitive dysfunction, memory loss or impairment, difficulty with micturition (passing urine), lack of energy, feeling tired, dysarthria (slurred speech, speech impediments including the inability to control pitch or other difficulties in speaking), rashes, skin eruptions, vision problems, sleep disruptions and insomnia. 

Other frequently reported responses to Xanax include: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression (especially with Xanax continuous release form)
  • Tremors
  • Loss of sense of pleasure
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Apathy
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Trouble with focus or concentration 
  • Menstruation stopped, skipped periods
  • Watering of the mouth

There are also lesser reported but very troubling side effects of Xanax, including:  

  • Seizure
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of muscle control/coordination
  • Nervous/jittery feelings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hearing loss
  • Ear pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nightmares
  • Numbness in the hands and feet
  • Racing heart
  • Seeing double, blurred vision
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Blistering, crusting, red itching skin 

With so many potential negatives linked to Xanax, it can be overwhelming to find oneself addicted to such a drug. With careful and thorough help, one can successfully get off this powerful sedative drug. 

Where to Find Help for Xanax Side Effects and Addiction

Contact the Alternative to Meds Center, where we welcome clients for treatment for Xanax addiction. We would love to discuss with you in detail, the many protocols that are used in our program to help you or your loved one heal after the physical, mental and emotional damage of drugs. We have a program to help you now. Call today and find out how easy it is to enroll in our comprehensive, safe and gentle Xanax withdrawal treatment program for healthful recovery from addiction, and Xanax side effects.


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