Before taking Alprazolam (Generic Xanax), it always important to go over your medical history with a medical professional to make sure that Alprazolam is right for you to take to treat your symptoms of anxiety disorder and/or panic attacks.
First, medical professionals recommend that you do not take Alprazolam if you suffer from the following medical conditions:
- If you are prescribed itraconazole or ketoconazole
- If you have allergic reactions to Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines
- If you suffer from narrow-angle glaucoma
Second, if you suffer from this next set of medical conditions, there is still the possibility that you can take Generic Xanax, but medical professionals will often advise that you go in for regular checkups to your primary care physician to monitor your condition while on Alprazolam:
- A recent history of alcohol or drug addiction
- A recent history of suffering from depression and/or thoughts of suicide
- Liver or kidney disease (especially if alcohol related)
- Breathing problems, including asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and obstructive pulmonary disorder
Women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or are breastfeeding are warned to not use Alprazolam (Generic Xanax). Taking Generic Xanax while pregnant can cause birth defects (due to blood vessels constricting, reducing oxygen and nutrients to the unborn fetus) and withdrawal symptoms associated with Generic Xanax once the baby is born. Alprazolam can also pass through to breast milk and cause harm to the baby.
As wells as medical conditions, certain medications should not be taken with Alprazolam (Generic Xanax) as it can increase severe side effects.
- Oral contraceptives (NB: ED pills are not considered as contraceptives)
- Seizure medications
- Antifungal medications
You should also list over-the-counter medications and daily vitamins and minerals that you take. If you do decide to take both medications, your doctor (again) will want to have regular checkups with you to make sure there are no adverse effects when both medications are in your system. If you start a new medication while on Alprazolam, inform your doctor so the doctor can make sure that you can take both medications.