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Alprazolam (Xanax®), a prescription medicine, is used for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. By enhancing the effects of a naturally calming chemical in the brain, the medication can help improve the symptoms of anxiety or panic disorder. Alprazolam comes in tablet form and is available in four different strengths.
A few of the factors that can affect the dose of alprazolam that your healthcare provider recommends include the medical condition being treated, your age, other medications you may be taking, and other medical conditions you may have. For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Alprazolam may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends. Side effects of alprazolam may include drowsiness, weight gain, sexual problems, and fatigue.
Brand-name alprazolam is made by Pfizer, Inc. The generic version is made by several different manufacturers.
(Click Alprazolam for an explanation of how alprazolam works, dosing information for the drug, and a more complete list of potential side effects that may occur during treatment. You can also click the links in the box to the right for more specific topics on alprazolam.)
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