It’s normal to feel anxious or apprehensive before an important event or meeting. These feelings are usually temporary, but in some cases they may last longer and require medical attention.

If you experience a rapid or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, sweating, weakness or shortness of breath before or after an important event due to stress, you may be suffering from panic attacks associated with acute stress. These attacks can be triggered by various stressors such as public speaking, conflict at work or home, test taking etc. In some cases it may even be triggered by something as seemingly innocuous as a scary movie or reading a frightening book.

Read on to know more about xanax and its link with low blood pressure (also known as hypotension).

What is Xanax?

Xanax, which is also known as alprazolam, is a prescription medication used for treating anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are also used for treating insomnia and epilepsy. A doctor will usually prescribe Xanax for patients who suffer from severe anxiety, panic attacks, and/or seizures.

Xanax has been in use for a long time, and it is one of the most prescribed drugs for anxiety disorders. Most doctors are willing to prescribe it since it is safe, effective, and very well tolerated by patients. Patients usually take Xanax to treat short-term anxiety, panic attacks, and/or seizures.

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Xanax and low blood pressure together

During a panic attack, the person experiences symptoms of low blood pressure accompanied by a rapid heart beat, dizziness, sweating, trembling, weakness and shortness of breath. If you experience any of these symptoms along with anxiety, immediately consult your doctor to rule out low blood pressure as a cause of your anxiety.

A person may experience low blood pressure along with anxiety if he/she is taking Xanax. If this happens, immediately consult your doctor to be placed on a new medication which is not associated with low blood pressure.

Xanax and causes of low blood pressure


A person is likely to experience low blood pressure along with anxiety if he/she is taking Xanax. If this happens, immediately consult your doctor to be placed on a new medication which is not associated with low blood pressure.

You may experience low blood pressure along with anxiety if you have an underlying medical condition such as a heart or lung disease, diabetes, pregnancy, or an overactive thyroid.

Xanec as a remedy for low blood pressure with Xanax

If you experience symptoms of low blood pressure along with anxiety and are taking Xanax, immediately consult your doctor to be placed on a new medication which is not associated with low blood pressure.

If you experience symptoms of low blood pressure along with anxiety and don’t take Xanax, you need to consult a doctor to rule out the above-mentioned causes of low blood pressure.

Conclusion

Panic attacks are common, and they can be triggered by various stressors such as public speaking, conflict at work or home, test taking etc. In some cases it may even be triggered by something as seemingly innocuous as a scary movie or reading a frightening book.

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These attacks can be overcome with proper treatment. However, before you start any treatment, it is important to rule out low blood pressure as a possible cause of your anxiety. If low blood pressure is indeed a cause of your anxiety, make sure to follow your doctor’s advice regarding treatment.


David Warren
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David Warren is a pharmaceutical specialist that dispenses prescription medication on a daily basis. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1991. With over 50 publications on medication-related and pharmacy topics, David has been able to share his experiences and knowledge with others. David with lots of experience and knowledge in medications that are utilized to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Before David dispenses a medication to a patient, he will go over the side effects, dosage recommendation and contraindications.