Generally doctors prescribe Xanax tablets in doses of 0.25 to 2 mg. While 0.25 mg of xanax is the smallest dose available. As Xanax quickly gets into the brain it starts its effect rapidly after taking and experts say the half life of xanax is short that is 6 to 20 hours. Lowest effective dose for short period of time minimizes drug dependence, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms. The dose of xanax usually depends on your age and the condition you are suffering. It must be taken as prescribed by your doctor.
How Xanax 2mg differs from Xanax .25 mg?
As xanax 2 mg is stronger than 0.25 mg that means the effect of 2 mg is more and also has more risk of side effects. A smaller dose that is 0.25 mg allows the user to come off drug easily and also the person might not experience serious withdrawal symptoms. Due to its short half-life it makes the drug exit the system in a day and this makes the drug addictive. Over the time of continuous usage of xanax build up a tolerance. In this case Xanax 2 mg pill is prescribed by the doctor as when the person gains tolerance and physical dependence for the xanax, higher dose is needed to achieve desired effect so as to ease anxiety.
How much maximum dose can you take at once?
Only up to maximum of 2 mg dose of xanax can be taken at one time that too only in the case when the person is tolerant for the medication because xanax in large quantity may lead to numerous adverse effects like it may impair your balance and it becomes difficult to withdraw from the medicine.
How the effect of Xanax differ for each dosage strength?
The effectiveness also depends upon the type and dosage of the medication. Xanax 0.25 mg tablet is a small oval shaped and white coloured tablet while xanax 2 mg tablet is a higher dose of xanax, it is in a shape of a rectangular bar of white color. The tablet has 4 tiny pieces which are separated by scores so if required you can split them. Snorting xanax bar is dangerous and taking with alcohol causes severe withdrawal effects of xanax. Taking xanax post-delivery should only be in reduced dose of 0.25mg. The quicker a drug works and makes you good and relaxed the more addicting it is in terms of the depressant effects it has on the brain.
Forms of Xanax in which both doses are available
It is available as immediate release tablet and extended release tablet. It comes in 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg doses. Xanax 0.25 tablet contains 0.25 mg of alprazolam and xanax 2 tablet contains 2 mg of alprazolam as active ingredient and it also contains several inactive ingredients. Xanax 2.5 mg is the lowest dose available. The immediate release tablet of 0.25 mg xanax can be used as usual adult dose for anxiety and that is for 3 times a day. The dose may be gradually increased if needed and tolerated.