Suddenly stopping Xanax (alprazolam) can lead to withdrawal symptoms, which can be severe and even life-threatening in some cases. Therefore, it is not recommended to stop taking Xanax abruptly, especially if you have been taking it for a long time or in high doses.
Withdrawal symptoms of Xanax can include anxiety, irritability, insomnia, tremors, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. To prevent or minimize these symptoms, a gradual tapering off of the medication is recommended under the supervision of a healthcare provider.
If you are considering discontinuing Xanax, it is important to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider first, as they can help you develop a safe and effective plan for tapering off the medication.