Pompano Florida Detox | Xanax Side Effects and Risks

Last Updated: Apr 2nd 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Xanax is an extremely popular prescription drug. In fact, it’s the most frequently prescribed drug in the US. When taken in the prescribed dose, the prescription drug works as a strong anti-anxiety drug. Xanax is generally prescribed to individuals who suffer from anxiety, such as social anxiety, panic disorder, or phobias. However, Like any drug, when misused, you will experience short-term and long-term side effects. Below are the most common Xanax side effects. Also, if you suffer from Xanax addiction, contact our Pompano Florida detox.

 

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Short-Term Effects

Below are just a few of the most common Xanax side effects:

  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Changes in sex drive.
  • Inability to perform sexually.
  • Increased salivation.
  • Weight changes.
  • Difficulty urinating.
  • Skin rashes.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Memory problems.
  • Unusual changes in your mood.

 

Long-Term Health Effects

When individuals take Xanax for a long period of time, long-term side effects occur.  The most common and aggressive side effect is memory loss. Therefore, Xanax will eventually affect your short-term memory. Also, another popular side effect is sedation. Some Xanax users may experience sedation for up to 4 days. Some other Long-term effects of Xanax include:

  • Cognitive deficits.
  • Delirious states.
  • Psychotic experiences.
  • Aggressive and impulsive behavior.

 

Pompano Florida Detox

There is a way out of Xanax addiction. At 1st Step Behavioral Health in Pompano Beach, Florida, you can begin the road to recovery. So, contact us as soon as possible to learn more about treating an addiction and living the life you deserve.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.