Is Xanax Also a Muscle Relaxer

Is Xanax Also a Muscle Relaxer

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Xanax is the potent, short- acting benzodiazepine anxiolytic. It is a minor tranquilizer which is mainly used for the treatment of brain disorders such as panic attacks, depression, anxiety, i.e. generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or social anxiety disorder.

Xanax works on GABA receptors of brain for the one who is suffering from panic attacks or other brain disorders. It mainly works on brain. It actually slowdowns the activity of brain making one feel relax and also feels sleepy. It can be used for muscle relaxing. it is not a common medicine which can be used by each and everyone for pain. It is not pain killer. However, helps to get relief from pain and relaxes the muscles. It is good for the person suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Muscle relaxant also include drugs like diazepam, lorazepam and non- benzodiazepines. They reduce muscle spasm. These drugs are mainly for brain disorders but they help as muscle relaxant too. Any muscle muscles have its effect last for 24 hours, not more than that. Because it actually doesn’t vanish the pain, just slows down the activity of brain to feel the pain, or increases the threshold of the body.

Xanax is used by males and females for vast numbers of disorders. It also treats seizures and phobias. It also helps in pre- menstrual symptoms in females. It is fact that millions of people use in the world for different purpose and choose short- term treatment instead of regular some other drugs. It is used to treat from chronic to temporary pain. It acts within 60 minutes of intake. the half life of this drug is 11 hours. The dose should be low for muscle pain. dosage is 0.25mg to 0.5mg to be taken twice or thrice in a day. It can be increased up to 4mg in course of time.

Xanax, have some side effects. It can’t be taken for long period, or abuse it. The common side effects are dizziness, nausea, vertigo, rashes, fatigue, slurred speech, increased appetite, constipation. Overdose can cause serious side effects such as high heart rate, which leads to high blood pressure and can be fatal. Other serious disorders can be hallucinations, yellow eyes, yellow skin, irritation, mood swings, and shortness of breath, swelling of face or tongue, hives. Xanax is the most demanded drug in pharmaceutical market. It should be used in proper dosage not more than 5mg at a time or according to the prescription.