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Xanax â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA, side-effects from Xanax®* are common:

· drowsiness
· dizziness
· tiredness
· weakness
· dry mouth
· diarrhea
· upset stomach
· changes in appetite

Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:
· restlessness or excitement

· constipation
· difficulty urinating
· frequent urination
· blurred vision
· changes in sex drive or ability

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· shuffling walk
· persistent, fine tremor or inability to sit still
· fever
· difficulty breathing or swallowing
· severe skin rash
· yellowing of the skin or eyes
· irregular heartbeat

*Xanax® is marketed by Upjohn Company as a treatment for anxiety. The active ingredient in Xanax® is alprazolam.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD