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Xanax®, a brand name for alprazolam, is a medication that is sometimes prescribed for various types of emotional problems. Most commonly, the drug is used for cases of anxiety disorder that are complicated with moodiness, irritability, and the incidence of panic attacks. Because of the potential for abuse, it is necessary to have a Xanax® prescription before obtaining the drug from a pharmacy.
In order to obtain a prescription for Xanax® or Xanax® XR, it is necessary to make an appointment with a doctor. Since this anti-anxiety medication is a controlled substance in the United States and other places around the world, it is necessary for a qualified physician to assess your condition and determine if alprazolam is in fact the correct mode of treatment for your condition. Based on the type and severity of your symptoms, your doctor may recommend some other anti-anxiety medication or a completely different course of treatment is some underlying physical reason for your distress is identified.
Xanax® medication is usually available in four dosages. For most people, individual doses of a quarter to one-half milligram are recommended. At other times, the doctor may issue a one to two milligram Xanax® prescription dosage. Multiple doses may be required throughout the day. Strict adherence to the dosage instructions is absolutely necessary in order to obtain the maximum benefit from the Xanax® prescription while also minimizing the potential for side effects and possible addiction.
Depending on the particulars of your situation, the doctor may provide you with a Xanax® prescription that is to be taken on an “as-needed” basis. Usually, there is a maximum amount you may take in any given twenty-four hour period, but you must use your own judgement as to whether you need the full allotted amount on a given day. At other times, the doctor may feel that a set dosage per day is in your best interests.
With set Xanax® prescription amounts, you may be given dosage levels that are to be taken in precise dosages two to three times daily. However, your doctor may recommend the use of Xanax® XR, an extended release version that releases a small portion of the drug into your system throughout the day. While it is safe to split standard alprazolam tablets, never split an extended release product, as splitting would interfere with the gradual dissolution of the layers of the tablet and the properly timed release of the medication.
While it is possible to obtain an online Xanax® prescription, this can be a risky option. Alprazolam issued after an online consultation with a doctor who has never seen you is not likely to be in your best interests. In addition, if the prescription is filled by an online pharmacy located outside your country of origin, you may be breaking laws by having a controlled substance shipped to you. Your best option is to see a local doctor who can examine you thoroughly and prepare a Xanax® prescription that is exactly what you need, and fill it at a trusted local pharmacy.
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