Prescription Drug

Evidence-based descriptions of the most popular Rx drugs and their effects. The full spectrum of prescription drug use from habit to addiction.

What is Xanax withdrawal?

Xanax withdrawal is a set of symptoms you experience when you cut back on Xanax dosage or quit taking Xanax totally. Mor ...

Tolerance to Xanax

Xanax tolerance can develop within a month or less of consecutive use. Learn more about Xanax tolerance and its connecti ...

Smoking Xanax

Smoking Xanax can cause involuntary movements, twitching, or seizures. Here, we explore the relative inefficiency of sm ...

Dependence on Xanax

Dependence on Xanax (alprazolam) can develop after only 1-2 weeks of taking the drug regularly. So how can you treat Xan ...

How long does Xanax last?

Xanax effects last for about 4 hours, although alprazolam stays in your system considerably longer. Learn more about Xan ...

How is Xanax prescribed?

Xanax is an anti anxiety medication prescribed in doses from 1 to 10 mg as needed or several times a day. More on the pr ...

Can you overdose (OD) on Xanax?

It's very difficult to overdose just by taking Xanax, but there are risks associated with taking large amounts of the dr ...

How does Xanax work?

Xanax works by slowing brain activity. More on Xanax in the brain and body, as well as how fast and long Xanax works her ...

How much Xanax is too much?

Too much Xanax can cause you to overdose on Xanax, but only very high doses of Xanax are too much for you. More on Xanax ...

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