Xanax (Alprazolam) – What Is The Safest Way To Take It?
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Xanax is a frequently prescribed substance used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. But what is unclear to many people, is the best way to take Xanax for the medication to be effective in treating conditions it was prescribed for.
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Snorting Xanax vs. Taking it Orally
Some users may snort Alprazolam, and this method is not medically recommended. People abuse the drug in this way to get stronger, more intense, and faster effects. Snorting Xanax increase the risks of side effects, overdose, and may be extremely dangerous for health. Abusers may not have to deal with the unpleasant taste, but they still will have to deal with uncomfortable sneezing, and the remainder of the substance stuck in nose afterward.
A medically approved way of taking Xanax is eating it. According to the US National Library Of Medicine, Xanax may also be taken sublingually, as well as in the form of a liquid that is swallowed similarly to the tablet form.
One of the benefits of eating or swallowing, rather than snorting Alprazolam, is that it can be taken in the form of an extended-release tablet. This means the effects of the drug last longer and also ensures tolerance builds up far slower. In addition to that, it is much safer than snorting. It is recommended to take the tablet with a drink to wash it down and to deal with an unpleasant taste.
What are the Dangers of Smoking Xanax?
Another way to abuse Xanax is to smoke it. Some users reported that they had tried to smoke the Xanax by using tin foil or mixing with Marijuana. This is known to cause users to be drowsy and less coordinated. It is also quite dangerous due to both drugs, Xanax, and weed, being central nervous system depressants. This may exaggerate the effects of Xanax and make overdose much more likely.
Smoking Xanax in a blunt or on the tin foil can lead to effects lessening due to some of the drug being burnt up. This can lead to users taking more of the drug to get the same high, which is dangerous. Furthermore, one will be breathing in fillers, which can be very bad for health in both short and long-term scenarios.
Safe Way to Take Xanax
The safest way to take Xanax is exactly how a doctor prescribes, which is always be oral. One should also not exceed the recommended Xanax dosage as it might cause an overdose. Alprazolam is a fast impact drug, so it will not take a long time to drug start acting in the body.
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