Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders that create such symptoms as lack of interest in life, lethargy, and feelings of worthlessness. Some of the factors that contribute to depression include chemical and hormone imbalances. Many people who are suffering from depression also may have symptoms of anxiety disorder. Xanax is a benzodiazepine prescription drug that’s given to patients who suffer from conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder or panic attacks.

Everyone feels anxious sometimes and Xanax is one of the most commonly prescribed medicine which acts as a depressant of the central nervous system. It essentially calms the activity of the brain and is used to reduce symptoms of anxiety and panic disorders, which are caused by too much activity happening in the brain. Recommended duration of therapy with anxiety and depressive disorders is up to 6 months.

How Xanax Retard works

That is very important to understand how Xanax Retard acts – that is essential to know how benzodiazepines drugs work. Patients suffering from depression have an imbalance of the chemical serotonin in their brain and body. In that condition, brain activity tends to be lower comparing to someone who is not suffering from depression. That depressed brain activity causes such symptoms of depression as lethargy and a lack of energy.

Xanax Retard works by blocking the activity of the neurons in your brain and depressing your central nervous system, basically, the effects of Xanax on the brain are similar to the effects of depression. This is the exact opposite effect of what you need when you have depression. Be careful using Xanax Retard in this condition, this drug should not be used as a treatment in most cases, it may cause symptoms of depression, at least temporally.

If you already suffer from depression and take Xanax Retard for more than a few weeks, it can make your symptoms worse, including sleep disturbances, a lack of motivation, lethargy, problems with concentration, irritability, feelings of worthlessness and appetite problems. The main component of Xanax Retard is alprazolam and long-term maintenance therapy with alprazolam must be very careful: benefits should be weighed against risks.

Xanax retard and depression

Make sure Xanax Retard is safe for you

Unfortunately, that is common that people who suffer from depression may want to self-medicate. This is unacceptable you must consult a doctor – if you are feeling that you or someone who is close to you may have a mental health disorder. As mentioned before, the improper or excessive use of Xanax Retard will cause changes in a person’s behavior and is likely going to worsen your symptoms. You must tell your doctor if you have had mental health problems.

Other health conditions you should mention include:

  • if you have breathing problems and allergic reaction to zopiclone or any other medicines in the past;
  • if you have liver or kidney problems;
  • if you had issues with alcoholism or drug abuse;
  • if you are trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding.