Xanax is the 5th most prescribed drug in the U.S. Xanax and other “benzos”—including Ativan, Valium, and Klonopin—are a class of sedative medications typically prescribed to relieve anxiety, treat muscle spasms, and reduce seizures.
However, long-term Xanax use can have many adverse effects on the mind and body.
Physical Side-Effects of Xanax Use:
- Dry mouth
- Blurry vision
- Change in appetite
Psychological Side-Effects of Xanax Use:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Suicidal thoughts
Behavioral Side-Effects of Xanax Use:
- Mood swings
- Antisocial behavior
- Violent behavior