I have been experiencing uncharacteristic fits of rage and anger and figured it was from one of my many meds. Xanax seemed like the least likely candidate until I found information such as the following:
The Production of Mania and Rage As the above observations confirm, reactions to Xanax and other benzodiazepines can reach psychotic proportions. As noted in the 1996 edition of Drug Facts and Comparisons, the BZs in general can cause serious psychiatric problems, including "psychosis." They can disrupt central nervous system function, producing, among other things, "disorientation... confusion... delirium.... euphoria... agitation." A special Precautions section notes "Paradoxical reactions," including "excitement, stimulation and acute rage" and "hyperexcited states, anxiety, hallucinations..." Mania, a psychosis, is a special danger in regard to Xanax. The Drug Facts and Comparisons (p. 1440) makes a specific reference to Xanax in this regard, stating that "Anger, hostility and episodes of mania and hypomania have been noted with alprazolam." The fact that mania is a particular risk with Xanax is generally recognized. As another example, Maxmen and Ward's Psychotropic Drug Fast Facts (1995, p. 287) states that "manic reactions" are "Most often reported with alprazolam."
Just want people to be aware that this could happen.
I would like to know the xanax doses and doses of any other benzos also taken
worth remembering that benzos are many times safer than the old barbituates and other tranquillisers used before benzos came along