Xanax can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Xanax Drug Interactions).
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the medication if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse (see Xanax and Alcohol)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Lung problems or breathing problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Xanax and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Xanax and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Xanax Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much Xanax may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Coordination problems
- Slow reflexes
- Breathing problems
- Loss of life.
If you happen to take too much, seek prompt medical attention.
(Click Xanax Overdose for more information.)