What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Xanax?
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.)
What If I Take an Overdose?
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.)