I thought I read somewhere it has a narcotic component in it.
Is Xanax is considered a narcotic?
Question posted by Cathleen186 on 31 Jan 2011
Last updated on 15 February 2018 by Jaydonone
Xanax is a Benzo.
Absolutely... but it is a really good nerve pill if you have anxiety or panic attacks! They are the strongest nerve med on the market.•beepoo
The term narcotic (pronounced /nɑrˈkɒtɨk/) originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with sleep-inducing properties. In the United States of America it has since become associated with opioids, commonly morphine and heroin.-Wikipedia definition.
it is a drug that is used to treat disorders such as panic attacks, anxiety and some other medical problems, It is not a narcotic instead it is a Benzodiazepine it is related to drugs like Valium, Ativan, Klonipan I hope this helps answer part of your questions
hey cathleen, be careful if your taking xanax it is very addictive and has nasty withdrawals that can even be dangerous if you have been on it for any length of time. but for panic attacks and anxiety it works great. so its a matter of how bad you need it and if its worth the risks. i had my doctor switch me to kolonipin its a longer lasting safer drug but very similar. its been a blessing in my life.
Xanax is a benzodiazepine. It is considered a controlled substance due to its addiction potential. A schedule 3 or 4? It is not a derivative of poppies. Christine is right that many people consider any scheduled drugs narcotics. Narcotics are usually drugs made from poppies or are synthetically made to be like drugs derived from poppies. That may not be technically correct but it was the easiest way I could think of to explain. So, yes, benzo's are controlled but they are not derived from poppies or chemically related to poppies. They are a separate category of drugs.
Technically, opiates (or any substance derived from the poppy) are considered narcotics. But many think that any controlled substance that can cause a feeling of euphoria, are narcotics too. It really depends on the source. Sorry I couldn't help more.
Take care and keep in touch!
Xanax is not a narcotic, it is a bezodiazepine.
Please click on the link below to read more about this medication:
- Xanax uses and safety info
- Xanax information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Xanax (detailed)
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