Additional Facts About Xanax

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Xanax?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the medication if you have:
 
  • Glaucoma
  • A history of drug or alcohol abuse (see Xanax and Alcohol)
  • Depression
  • 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:
 
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.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Xanax may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Coordination problems
  • Slow reflexes
  • Coma
  • Breathing problems
  • Loss of life.
     
If you happen to take too much, seek prompt medical attention.
 
(Click Xanax Overdose for more information.)
 
 
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