R 84 Yellow Xanax: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Addiction
What is R 84 pill?
The round yellow pill with the imprint R 84 has been identified as Alprazolam Extended-Release 1 mg supplied by Actavis. It is used for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety or anxiety linked with depression. R 84 yellow Xanax is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance.
R 84 yellow Xanax works by attaching to a receptor in your brain called the GABA-A (gamma-aminobutyric acid-A) receptor. When Alprazolam binds to this receptor, it has a calming effect on the brain. For anxiety disorders, Alprazolam is often prescribed because it can help relieve anxiety symptoms quickly. However, other anxiety medications and talk therapy are better long-term choices for treating anxiety because Alprazolam has side effects, risk of overdose, and the potential for dependence.
These other treatments may take a few weeks to take effect though. So Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines are sometimes used as a “bridge” until other treatments can have a chance to work. For treating insomnia and behavioral therapy, other medications are generally preferred over Alprazolam.
How is R 84 yellow Xanax taken?
A person should take R 84 yellow Xanax by mouth as a doctor directs. The dosage will be based on the following factors:
• why the person is taking it
• their age
• how their body responds to the treatment
The recommended dose of R 84 yellow Xanax for adults also varies depending on its use. The starting dose for excessive anxiety is 0.25 mg taken 2 or 3 times a day. This is gradually increased until anxiety is controlled and side effects are minimized. Elderly patients may be started at a lower dose of 0.125 mg taken 2 or 3 times a day. The usual maximum dose is 3 mg daily.
The starting dose for panic attacks is 0.5 mg to 1 mg at bedtime or 0.5 mg taken 3 times daily. The dose is then gradually increased until there are no more panic attacks.
A doctor may gradually increase the dosage of R 84 yellow Xanax until the drug works effectively for the person. People should closely follow their doctor’s instructions to reduce the risk of side effects.
If a person has used this medication regularly for a long time or in high dosages, withdrawal symptoms can occur if they suddenly stop taking it. To prevent this, a doctor may reduce the dosage of R 84 yellow Xanax gradually.
What happens if I miss a dose of R 84 yellow Xanax?
If a person misses a dose of R 84 yellow Xanax, they should take the missed dose as soon as they remember. However, they should skip the missed dose if it is almost time for their next scheduled dose. They should not take extra to make up for the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose on R 84 yellow Xanax?
Symptoms of an R 84 yellow Xanax overdose include:
• impaired coordination
• diminished reflexes
Death has occurred in association with overdoses of R 84 yellow Xanax by itself, as it has with other benzodiazepines.
If an overdose of R 84 yellow Xanax occurs, a person needs emergency medical attention. Somebody should call 911 or Poison Control at 800-222-1222.
What are the possible side effects of R 84 yellow Xanax?
R 84 yellow Xanax may cause serious side effects including:
• depressed mood,
• thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself,
• racing thoughts,
• increased energy,
• unusual risk-taking behavior,
• uncontrolled muscle movements,
• convulsions (seizure), and
• pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of R 84 yellow Xanax include:
• feeling tired,
• slurred speech,
• lack of balance or coordination,
• memory problems, and
• feeling anxious early in the morning
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of R 84 yellow Xanax. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
What medications may interact with R 84 yellow Xanax?
If your doctor has directed you to use R 84 yellow Xanax, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions, health risks, and side effects, and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of this drug or any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of R 84 yellow Xanax include:
• sodium oxybate
Serious Interactions of R 84 yellow Xanax include:
• erythromycin base
• erythromycin ethylsuccinate
• erythromycin lactobionate
• erythromycin stearate
• St. John’s wort
R 84 yellow Xanax has moderate interactions with at least 264 different drugs.
Minor interactions of R 84 yellow Xanax include:
• green tea
This document does not contain all possible interactions of this drug with other drugs. Therefore, before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the medications you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list of drugs with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your doctor if you have health questions or concerns.