Xanax Side Effects:Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
More Common: Dry mouth; sleepiness; drowsiness; clumsiness or unsteadiness; dizziness or light-headedness; speech disturbances.
Less Common or Rare: Gastrointestinal disturbances; blurred vision or other changes in vision; changes in sexual desire or ability; headache; increased saliva; muscle spasm; problems urinating; trembling or shaking; unusual tiredness or weakness; weight changes.
Always notify your doctor if you experience any of these side effects of Xanax:Less Common: Anxiety; confusion (may be more common in the elderly); fast, pounding or irregular heartbeat; memory disturbances.
Rare: Abnormal thinking, disorientation, delusions or agitation; behavior changes, including aggressive behavior, bizarre behavior, decreased inhibition or outbursts of anger; convulsions (seizures); hallucinations ; hypotension (low blood pressure); muscle weakness; skin rash or itching; sore throat, fever and chills; ulcers or sores in mouth or throat; uncontrolled movements of body, including the eyes; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual excitement, nervousness or irritability; unusual tiredness or weakness (severe); yellow eyes or skin.
Xanax Withdrawal Effects - Always Notify Your Doctor:Note: Xanax dependence may occur within a relatively short period of time, especially at higher dosages. For this reason, Xanax should be tapered off. There is a higher risk of withdrawal effects if the drug is stopped abruptly.
More common: Irritability; nervousness; insomnia; anxiety; light-headedness; headache; fatigue; nausea or vomiting; weight loss; decreased appetite; sweating; unusual involuntary movement.
Less common: Abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting; fast or pounding heartbeat; increased physical sensitivities; increased sweating; delusions, hallucination, cognitive disturbances, muscle cramps or abnormal movements.
Rare (notify the doctor immediately): Confusion of time, place or person; convulsions (seizures); feelings of suspicion or distrust; hallucinations.
Xanax Overdose Effects - Notify the Doctor Immediately:Confusion (continuing); convulsions (seizures); drowsiness (severe) or coma; shakiness; abnormal heartbeat; slow reflexes; slurred speech (continuing); staggering; troubled breathing; weakness (severe).
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
Disclaimer: This is not intended to be all-inclusive or to replace information provided by your doctor or with the prescription from the manufacturer.