In the late Nineties, a naturalistic study on the medicinal use of Alprazolam showed that it reduced anxiety in 75 percent of patients. That's an amazing figure. In other words, the drug does work, even if it sometimes has a negative effect on men in the bedroom.
It's a fact that Alprazolam, also known as Xanax, can have some unwanted sexual side effects on men and women. Troubles in the bedroom range from lack of sex drive to impotency, (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED). Studies have shown that patients using Alprazolam to treat panic disorders experience a reduced libido. Men can have difficulty ejaculating and women will not be able to have orgasms. Interestingly, a few number of panic disorder patients have reported an increased sex drive from taking Alprazolam. Meanwhile, individuals taking Alprazolam to treat anxiety have minimal changes in their libidos.
None of the sexual side effects of Alprazolam are guaranteed, as every patient's body reacts differently to the drug. Besides, it is often difficult to know whether or not a side effect is due to only Alprazolam. If one's sexual side effects from Alprazolam are getting to be too much, talk to your physician. Maybe you could benefit from a lower dosage, if not a new medicine all together. After all, nobody needs problems in the bedroom.
It is not possible for anyone to know in advanced whether or not they will have a sexual side effect from Alprazolam. There is always a chance that any man or woman will experience some of the common sexual side effects of Alprazolam. But every patient has to try the drug before they'll know whether or not they'll get any sexual side effects from Alprazolam. Just keep your doctor up to date if anything out of the ordinary arises when taking Alprazolam.
Besides troubles in bed, side effects of Alprazolam can include allergic reactions that hinder one's breathing or cause swelling of the tongue, throat or lips. Sometimes people's skin turns yellow and they get severe dry mouth. People feel dizzy and tired and occasionally hallucinate. While there's sometimes an increase in appetite, there have been reported decreases in memory and concentration skills. On a positive note, Alprazolam's side effects usually go away with continued use.
Upon first use, Alprazolam may have noticeable side effects, including:
If anybody becomes physically addicted to Alprazolam, it may take a little while to get past its sexual side effects. Abruptly stopping the medication can cause severe withdrawal seizures. This is why it is important to gradually reduce Alprazolam. It's recommended to decrease the amount of Alprazolam taken by 0.5 mg every few days.