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Were you looking for information about Alprazolam? Alprazolan is a common misspelling of alprazolam.
Alprazolam (Xanax®) is a prescription medicine that is licensed for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain chemical in the brain, which helps to reduce anxiety, relax muscles, and cause sleepiness. Alprazolam comes in tablet form and is usually taken two or three times a day.
Most people tolerate the drug well, but side effects are possible (as with any drug). A few of the side effects that have been reported with alprazolam include drowsiness, weight gain, and coordination problems. If you overdose on alprazolam, you may experience symptoms such as drowsiness, confusion, slow reflexes, a coma, or even loss of life. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on alprazolam.
Alprazolam may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends. For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
(Click Alprazolam for more information on how alprazolam works to control symptoms of anxiety or panic disorder, suggestions on when and how to take the medicine, and important warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to beginning treatment. You can also click the links in the box to the right for more specific topics on alprazolam.)
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