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What is XANAX (alprazolam)?


XANAX is also called Alprazolam (it is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.) XANAX is a prescription medication for the treatment of patients with panic disorder and other illness.

What are the Uses of XANAX?

  • anxiety
  • nervousness, and tension associated with anxiety disorders.
  • Xanax is also effective in the treatment of activity depression
  • panic attacks.
  • useful in irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety due to a neurosis as well.
  • panic disorders

How does XANAX treat depression and anxiety?

All the benzodiazepines appear to work by enhancing the actions of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid, which reduces nerve impulse transmissions and slows down certain brain activity.

What are the side effects of XANAX?

  • drowsiness,
  • sleepiness,
  • weakness,
  • reduced sexual drive
  • dizziness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • headache,
  • sedation,
  • memory impairment,
  • clumsiness, or
  • unsteadiness.

Dosage of XANAX:

XANAX can be taken just once a day, usually in the morning, for steady all-day efficacy. XANAX is a prescription medication for the treatment of patients with panic disorder who need to take XANAX on a daily basis. Consult your Doctor of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking.

Warnings of XANAX:

  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • it should not be used if you are allergic to benzodiazepines
  • Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor
  • Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and light.
  • Exceeding the recommended dose or taking this medicine for longer than prescribed may be habit-forming.
  • Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine.
  • Discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy.
  • Do not breast feed while taking this medicine.

What are side effects of antidepressant other than Xanax?

Check the list of all medicines other than xanas.

How long will I need to use antidepressant? Also find many other faqs on antidepressant medication and xanax.

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