Alprazolam Overdose Treatment

Alprazolam is the active ingredient in many medications prescribed for anxiety disorder and panic attacks. It is a benzodiazepine drug and works by reducing abnormal excitement in the brain. Alprazolam normally comes in tablet form or concentrated liquid and is taken orally. Dosage instructions on prescriptions should be followed precisely to avoid alprazolam overdose.

Alprazolam Overdose Symptoms

Overdose can occur any time too much alprazolam is taken, regardless of whether or not the user has a prescription for the drug. Overdose symptoms are more severe when alprazolam is combined with alcohol or other medications. If overdose is suspected, medical attention should be immediately sought. Symptoms of alprazolam overdose include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Drowsiness
  • Coordination problems
  • Confusion
  • Coma
  • Breathing problems
  • Slow reflexes
  • Loss of life

Alprazolam Overdose Immediate Treatment

If you notice any alprazolam overdose symptoms or you think you’re taken too much alprazolam, you should seek medical attention immediately. If an overdose is immediately recognized and emergency medical help is contacted, a medical provider may attempt to pump the stomach. This process removes any alprazolam still undigested in the stomach. This is the quickest and best way to quickly get alprazolam out of a person’s system and prevent overdose symptoms from worsening, but is only effective as immediate treatment. If it is too late to pump the stomach, or if the user is already experiencing severe overdose symptoms, medical professionals may turn to supportive treatments. These treatments reduce and alleviate overdose symptoms as they appear.

Need More Information on Alprazolam Overdose Treatments?

If you think you or someone you know may have taken too much alprazolam, contact medical help immediately. If you suspect you or a loved one is addicted to alprazolam and is at risk for overdose, please call our toll-free helpline. We can provide you with information about alprazolam addiction treatment and how to prevent overdose. We are available 24 hours a day, so please don’t hesitate to call now.