Who should not take Xanax?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • overweight
  • suicidal thoughts
  • alcohol intoxication
  • drug abuse
  • depression
  • wide-angle glaucoma
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • decreased lung function
  • chronic lung disease
  • liver problems
  • kidney disease with reduction in kidney function
  • sleep apnea
  • weakened patient
  • pregnancy
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • tobacco smoking


  • Benzodiazepines

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.