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Alprazolam is generally a short-term solution for anxiety and panic, in part because long-term side effects of Xanax can occur with prolonged use of the drug. 

Long Term Side Effects of Xanax

  • Memory problems
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Impulsiveness
  • Hostility
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Learning problems
  • Coordination problems


Does long term use of Xanax cause dementia?

There is some indication that it might increase the risk of it, although people react to this medication differently. 

Is Xanax bad for your brain?

There is a possibility of chronic issues from long-term use of this drug, including cognitive dysfunctions and memory issues. 

How long is too long for Xanax?

Recommended use is up to six weeks. 

Is Xanax bad for your liver?

Although the use of Xanax isn’t associated with liver toxicity, there is a rare risk of injury to the liver. Some people that take this drug long term have liver enzymes in the blood, indicating possible inflammation and tissue damage. 

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