Alprazolam (Xanax XR, Niravam)  is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine drug family.Other drugs of this family include diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others. Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter which inhibits activity in the brain. It is believed that excessive activity in the brain may cause anxiety or other psychiatric disorders. The FDA approved alprazolam in October 1981.



 uses OF Xanax Or alprazolam

Xanax is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks.

Anxiety disorders are characterized by:

  • Unrealistic worry and apprehension.
  • Symptoms of restlessness.
  • Aches.
  • Trembling.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Smothering sensation.
  • Palpitations.
  • Sweating.
  • Cold clammy hands.
  • Light headache
  • Flushing.
  • Exaggerated startle responses.
  • Problems concentrating.
  • Insomnia.

Xanax is also used for treating anxiety associated with panic attacks. Panic attacks occur either unexpectedly or in certain situations (for example, driving).In some cases higher dosages of Xanax is required.


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