Adverse effects of Xanax (INFOGRAPHIC)

What are some of the adverse effects of Xanax? Can you see its influence on your behavior? Can you feel it in your body? Check out a PRINTABLE POSTER of negative effects here. Than, we invite you to show your support: LIKE > SHARE > COMMENT!

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Adverse effects of Xanax

Xanax can negatively affect your sexual life, body systems, and general health, not to mention its negative effects to home or work life. We explore the negative effects of Xanax use here, and invite your feedback at the end.

Adverse effects on behavior

Adverse effects of Xanax (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • aggressive behavior
  • agitation
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • paradox excitation
  • unusual risk-taking behavior

Adverse effects on the brain

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  • amnesia
  • depressed levels of consciousness
  • difficulty concentrating
  • light-headedness
  • mental impairment
  • seizures

Adverse effects on psychology

  • anxiety
  • confusion
  • depersonalization
  • depression
  • nightmares and abnormal dreams
  • suicidal thoughts and actions

Adverse effects on sex and sexuality

  • changes in sexual performance
  • inability to keep or have an erection
  • lowered sex drive
  • reduces interest in pleasure from intercourse

Adverse effects on body responses

  • blurred vision
  • changes in appetite
  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • increased light and sound sensitivity
  • increases in dopamine levels
  • muscle twitching

Adverse effects on general health

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  • antisocial behaviors
  • anxiety
  • disinhibition
  • distorted thinking and memory
  • episodes of hypomania and mania
  • speech problems

Serious adverse side effects

  • acute kidney damage
  • cardiopulmonary collapse
  • hallucinations
  • loss of consciousness
  • respiratory arrest
  • tachycardia
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.

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  1. After 7 years of Xanax use and large(3mg) daily use, I started quitting in June 2016. It has been OK and I am becoming my own self after 11 months. I am down to 1/4 mg 2X @day. I will stop entirely next month.
    Thank you for the information and support. I finally resume life as I knew it before Xanax
    It is as if I have been hitting myself on the head with a big hammer then stopped. It is exhilarating.

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