Alprazolam can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Alprazolam).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking alprazolam if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse (see Xanax and Alcohol)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Lung problems or breathing problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Xanax and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Xanax and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Alprazolam to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much of the medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Coordination problems
- Slow reflexes
- Breathing problems
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Xanax Overdose for more information.)