Common side effects of Xanax include:

The effects of Xanax depend on several factors, including, like other drugs, dosage and .

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Long term effects of Xanax on the brain can be severe. Here’s a brief synopsis of potential problems Xanax can cause to the brain for you to LIKE > SHARE > PRINT!

Common Side effects of Xanax (alprazolam) include

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In 2002, Governor Jeb Bush’s daughter Noelle was arrested in Florida for prescription fraud when she tried to buy Xanax. She could have been buying this drug to self-medicate for anxiety, but a popular effect of Xanax is using the drug to settle down after Ecstasy abuse at a dance club.

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What are the long-term effects of Xanax use on the brain if taken exactly as directed? It seems that my mind feels like it is stuck in the mud, hazy and there is a feeling of a disconnect with the world sometimes. Ultimately, how long does it take for your brain and mind to return to "normal" function? Generic Name: Alprazolam. The most common side effects of Xanax are dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, rash, and constipation, all of which typically manifest only at the beginning of treatment. Additionally, men and women on Xanax have also reported frequent instances of decreased libido and sexual dysfunction. More serious side effects include jaundice, depression, suicidal tendencies, and addiction, along with very rare cases of paradoxical reactions like rage and mania.We know a great deal about the short-term effects of Xanax (generic name is alprazolam) and other benzodiazepine medications on the brain. By blocking the benzodiazepine site on gamma receptors in the brain, these medications hyperpolarize neurons (i.e. brain cells). When hyperpolarized, neurons don't fire as often, which makes parts of the brain that induce feelings of anxiety and fear less active. When these brain areas are turned down, people feel calmer and are less likely to become fearful, agitated or anxious. Unlike antidepressants, which take days to weeks to turn down brain anxiety centers (and to show clinical effect), Xanax and other benzodiazepines produce immediate relief.There are very few side effects of Xanax that are gender-specific. However, Xanax has been known to cause erectile dysfunction in men, and women on the drug have reported decreased libido and inability to achieve orgasm. The side effects in pregnant women are not well researched and therefore largely indeterminable; thus, women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised not to take Xanax, as the few studies conducted do indicate that the drug may cause birth defects.For example, if a headache medication were to actually worsen someone’s headache, that would be a paradoxical reaction. Paradoxical side effects of Xanax include tremors, aggression, rage, mania, and restlessness—all clearly opposed to the sedative and relaxing effects Xanax is supposed to induce. If these occur, use of the drug should be discontinued.The effects of Xanax abuse go far beyond the symptoms the drug creates. The real effects of Xanax abuse are seen in what it does to an addict’s life, mind and relationships. Since Xanax - including its generic form, alprazolam - is the most widely-prescribed of the benzodiazepines, it is also the most widely abused of these drugs.Another adverse side effect of Xanax is its potential to become habit forming. In fact, alprazolam has proven to be one of the most addictive anti-anxiety medications on the market—and one of the most abused. Though it is often prescribed on a short-term basis, some individuals may continue to take it for longer periods of time, or more frequently than is directed. This leads the user into a vicious cycle in which the Xanax itself is self-prescribed to treat the anxiety, insomnia, and agitation that arises from Xanax withdrawal. For these cases, drug addiction rehab therapy is recommended.Long term effects of Xanax on the brain can be severe. Here’s a brief synopsis of potential problems Xanax can cause to the brain for you to LIKE > SHARE > PRINT!And there are hundreds of thousands of people who are suffering the effects of Xanax abuse. Between 2004 and 2010, the number of people who visited emergency rooms who were suffering from the effects of Xanax increased from 46,000 to nearly 125,000.What are some of the adverse effects of Xanax? Can you see its influence on your behavior? Can you feel it in your body? Check out a PRINTABLE POSTER of negative effects here. Than, we invite you to show your support: LIKE > SHARE > COMMENT!