Alprazolam, also known by the brand name Xanax, is a medication frequently prescribed to treat disorders that involve anxiety or panic attacks. Xanax is part of the benzodiazepine drug family and helps move the patient to a calmer state. Although a doctor must prescribe it, it is frequently prescribed in both brand name and generic forms and is a frequently abused prescription drug.
What Is a Blue Xanax Pill?
Blue Xanax, besides its dosage, is formulated similarly to other colored Xanax pills. Xanax 1mg is an elliptical or oval-shaped blue pill labeled with “XANAX 1.0.”
When someone is diagnosed with a condition Xanax is usually prescribed for, the doctor typically begins with a small dose, such as .25 mg. After the patient’s brain chemistry has become used to Xanax’s effects, the prescription dosage may be adjusted to bring out the wanted effects and control symptoms. Usually, there is a 4mg maximum a day across three or four doses.
When taken orally (the intended manner), blue Xanax usually takes effect within around an hour, and the bloodstream concentration peaks in one to two hours. When blue Xanax is abused, however, it is not usually taken orally but is instead crushed into a fine powder and snorted. This causes the drug to take effect much faster, usually in minutes.
What Drugs Can The Xanax Blue Pill interact with?
Xanax’s interactions with many drugs and medications can be dangerous, especially those that lead to sleep or a relaxed and drowsy state, like alcohol.
Drugs blue Xanax can interact with that can be potentially dangerous include:
- Allergy and cold medicine
- Sleeping pills
- Opiate pain reliever
- Muscle relaxers
- Birth control
- HIV/AIDS medicines
- Heart and blood pressure medication
What Causes Addiction With Blue Xanax?
Because Xanax is a “downer” and relaxes the body and mind, it is highly effective for anxiety disorders and panic attacks. This is also part of the reason why people use the medication until they become dependent on it, due to severe symptom “rebounds” when they stop taking it.
What are the common side-effects of Blue Xanax?
Xanax can affect users behaviorally, emotionally, psychologically, and physically. Xanax can frequently affect sex drive, causing individuals with a Xanax dependency or addiction to have little or no interest in sex. Even if the person has desire while under Xanax’s influence, they usually do not have the ability. In terms of mood, xanax or alprazolam can relax a user and cause them to feel euphoric. However, it can also do the opposite and cause mood swings, irritability, and hostility. A psychological effect of Xanax is a lack of focus or concentration due to too much relaxation from the drug, as well as struggling to communicate and form coherent thoughts. Finally, some physical side effects that may be experienced by users are:
- Dry mouth
- Erectile dysfunction
- Slurred speech
- Shortness of breath
- Poor coordination
What Makes Blue Xanax High- Risk For Addiction?
Due to its effects and withdrawal symptom severity after dependence, blue Xanax has a high addiction potential. Diminishing or detoxing a person’s dose can be more severe and dangerous with Xanax than with other benzodiazepines. Withdrawals can occur with Xanax after taking it for only a week. Like with all other benzodiazepines, cold turkey withdrawal from Xanax can potentially lead to seizures, so medical supervision is necessary at all times. Treatment professionals typically suggest tapering off of the dose to prevent severe complications.
Severe Blue Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms That Lead to Relapse:
Other strong negative withdrawal symptoms related to blue Xanax that often cause relapses include:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Hypersensitivity to sound and light
- Irritability and mood swings
- Numbness and tingling in the face, feet, or hands
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tense muscles
How to Get Help for Blue Xanax Addiction?
When it becomes apparent how much active addiction can be an interruption of well being and healthy functioning, detox is generally the first step towards recovery. It is important to consider the many dangers and high risks associated with suddenly stopping any medication, much less one that is taken in increased amounts. The body’s ability to adjust to the chemical change and manage the withdrawal symptoms can be very uncomfortable and dangerous. Having a proper detox, with appropriate medical oversight is essential for the withdrawal process to be completed and done so with more aided comfort, such as PRN medication.
If you or anyone you know may be struggling with addiction, please reach out for help and contact us or call 714-248-9760.