Disease Information for Alprazolam (Xanax/Niravam) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Memory Loss in Elderly
Short term memory loss
Staggering Gait
Tremor
Unable to tandem walk/straight line
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Alprazolam (Xanax) effect
Drug induced tremor/movement disorder
Withdrawal benzodiazepine, syndrome
Withdrawal syndrome
Ataxia Disorder
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Benzodiazepine drug (example)
DRUG/Psychoactive/sedative drug (category)
DRUG/Teratogenic potential/effect (D plus )
DRUG/Tranquilizers/Anxiolytics (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
Alprazolam (Xanax Niravam) admin, Brand name/Niravam (Alprazolam) chewable, Brand name/Xanax (Alprazolam)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose 0.25 mgms (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 0.5 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 1 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 2 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose BID Medication
DRUG/Dose Extended time release/XT/SA (example)
DRUG/Dose liquid/syrup/suspension form
DRUG/Dose PRN (as needed)
DRUG/Dose TID Medication
DRUG/Generic available
DRUG/Half-life relatively long
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Benzodiazipine tranquilizer drug; oral preparation; sedation and ataxia and withdrawal problems are usual; habituation common; used in panic disorder; hard to withdraw,go slow decrease by half [05 mgm decrement];

Xanax and now 2005 Niravam brand names ;po medications: 025, 05 mgm 1 mgm, 2 mgm

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