Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Comments by Jim Campbell

August 31st, 2018

This is indeed an interesting article but it is fraught with incorrect information.

Disclaimer:  I worked for the original developer of  Xanax the Upjohn Company from Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Upjohn was eventually taken over by Pfizer to gain access to The Upjohn’s catalogue of marketed revenue producing drugs.

I own no Pfizer stock.

My only connection is that they provide my health care program at a nominal cost to me.

 

Individuals who are under the supervision of a well-trained physician that prescribed it rarely have problems. (Source)

Those who run into problems are those who buy “Who are taking  who knows what off the street.”

Should the name and reputation of a pharmaceutical agent that has helped over 24 million people since 1981 in the United States alone be sullied by admitted drug habits have no clue if they ever took the authentic drug in the first place?

Xanax is the trade name for alprazolam, and there is another manufacturer, Jazz Pharma with Niravam disintegrating tablets.

Disintegrating tablets lead to bad behavior.

The Swedish firm that merged with Upjohn at the time took care of the problem by making Xanax SR/Sustained release tablets that last for a full twenty-four hours and elevate  drug seeking behavior. (Source)

Before XANAX, there was Valium which stayed in the body for a very long time, mixed with alcohol in its day became the preferred way by many, mostly women to end their lives.
When committing suicide  seems to be the only way out men are more successful. 
One pull of the trigger and it’s sayonara. .
Diazepam is a longer acting compound and the terminal elimination half-life of diazepam is expected to be around 48 hours but the terminal elimination half-life of the active metabolite N-desmethyldiazepam is up to 100 hours or so.
If regularly used terminal elimination half-life may be slightly more.

 

We must define addiction:

Addiction is a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (such as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.  (Source)

Second

Physical habituation: tolerance to the effects of a drug acquired through continued use
b : psychological dependence on a drug after a period of use not addiction, (Source)

Then we must also take into consideration a person’s body size and the rate that their livers metabolize all drugs.

Do they have alcohol addiction problems?

 

 

 

Panic Disorder

 

Support for the effectiveness of Xanax in the treatment of panic disorder came from three short-term, placebo-controlled studies (up to 10 weeks) in patients with diagnoses closely corresponding to DSM-III-R criteria for panic disorder.

The average dose of Xanax was 5–6 mg/day in two of the studies, and the doses of Xanax were fixed at 2 and 6 mg/day in the third study.

In all three studies, Xanax was superior to placebo on a variable defined as “the number of patients with zero panic attacks” (range, 37–83% met this criterion), as well as on a global improvement score.

In two of the three studies, Xanax was superior to placebo on a variable defined as “change from baseline on the number of panic attacks per week” (range, 3.3–5.2), and also on a phobia rating scale.

A subgroup of patients who were improved on Xanax during short-term treatment in one of these trials was continued on an open basis up to 8 months, without apparent loss of benefit (Source)

 

Please see the entire article below.

 

 

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