Possible Xanax Side Effects January 21, 2013.

There are more possible Xanax side effects than the average person is aware. Though the drug is intended to help patients suffering from anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, it could, if used incorrectly, contribute to these conditions.

In this case, it could be considered a dangerous drug. Xanax should always be discussed with a doctor before it is consumed, and if you or a loved one were harmed as a result of taking a medication that was improperly prescribed, you could have grounds for a claim.

Xanax Side Effects

There are several possible side effects that may be associated with this medication. While some are minor and may not cause alarm, others can be quite severe or even life-threatening.

Xanax side effects may include:

  • headaches;
  • insomnia;
  • hyperactivity;
  • jaundice;
  • decreased urination;
  • depression, decreased inhibitions and thoughts of suicide;
  • confusion, dizziness and hallucinations;
  • tremors, seizures or uncontrolled muscle movements;
  • agitation, irritability, restlessness or hostility;
  • chest pains, pounding heart, and heart flutters;
  • blurred vision and slurred speech;
  • problems balancing or muscle weakness;
  • trouble concentrating;
  • swelling of the hands or feet;
  • drowsiness and fatigue;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • constipation or diarrhea;
  • changes in appetite or weight; and
  • decreased interest in sex.

For a complete list of possible side effects, discuss the medication in greater detail with your doctor.

Filing a Claim in Cleveland

You could be due compensation if you or a loved one suffered injury or death because of the improperly prescribed or dangerous drug. Xanax, when taken incorrectly or prescribed improperly, may cause serious side effects. Call us at (440) 333-3800 to speak to an attorney if you suspect negligence on behalf of a medical professional who prescribed your medication. We can help you file a claim if negligence contributed to the Xanax side effects you experienced.