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If you take too much Niravam (orally disintegrating alprazolam), you may have overdose symptoms such as drowsiness, slow reflexes, and confusion. You are more likely to experience life-threatening symptoms if you take Niravam with alcohol. Treatment options can include administering certain medicines, pumping the stomach, or providing supportive care.
Can You Take Too Much Niravam?Niravam® (orally disintegrating alprazolam) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. As with any drug, it is possible to overdose on Niravam.
Effects of an OverdoseBased on reports of overdoses with alprazolam (the active ingredient in Niravam), as well as overdoses with other benzodiazepines, symptoms of a Niravam overdose may include:
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Coordination problems
- Slowed reflexes
- Breathing problems
Treating a Niravam OverdoseIf the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication that is absorbed into the bloodstream. Flumazenil (Romazicon®), an antidote for benzodiazepine overdoses, may also be used to counteract the effects.
- Fluids through an intravenous (IV) line
- Close monitoring of breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure
- Medicines to treat low blood pressure.