This is a common side effect of many anxiety medications, including Xanax and Ativan. This occurs because the medication interferes with your ability to control your body temperature.
What other symptoms should I watch for while taking Xanax?
In addition to drowsiness or dizziness, you may notice tremors in your hands or legs, confusion, hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t really there), depression ,and suicidal thoughts or actions . Be very careful when driving a car or operating machinery until you know how Xanax affects you. Do not use alcohol if it has been about 4 hours since you have taken an antianxiety medicine such as Xanax unless directed by a doctor. If at any time you feel depressed , get immediate medical help . Talk with your doctor about whether another form of treatment might be more appropriate for you–for example, antidepressants are sometimes prescribed instead of anti-anxiety medicines. Tell him/her what medications have been used recently in order to give advice on possible drug interactions prior to prescribing any new ones. Don’t take Xanax during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary; some evidence suggests that benzodiazepines can cause birth defects when taken during pregnancy . Discuss this risk with your health care provider before using this medication while pregnant. It is advised that women who want children stop taking them right away after delivery depending upon the dose they were on when they became pregnant –this recommendation holds true even if the woman was not planning on getting pregnant in the