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Orally Disintegrating Alprazolam Use for Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. People with this condition have recurrent, unexpected periods of intense fear and dread that strike for no apparent reason. These intense periods are called panic attacks.
Panic attacks come on suddenly and usually peak within 10 minutes. People often feel like they are having a heart attack, losing control, or going to die during the attacks. During a panic attack, a person may feel any of the following symptoms:
  • A rapid or forcefully beating heart
  • Sweating
  • Shakiness
  • Shortness of breath or feeling "smothered"
  • Feeling of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of dying
  • Feelings of unreality or detachment from oneself
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Chills or hot flashes.
Panic attacks occur without warning. Many times, people with the condition live in fear of having another panic attack. They may avoid going places that triggered an attack in the past, or places where they cannot quickly escape if an attack occurs again. This is called agoraphobia.
People with agoraphobia usually do not feel safe in public places, especially if there are crowds. For some people, the fear is so intense that they become housebound for prolonged periods.
Orally disintegrating alprazolam is approved to treat panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia. It is one of many medications approved for the treatment of panic disorder. Orally disintegrating alprazolam may be used alone, in combination with other medications (including certain antidepressants), or in combination with cognitive therapy.
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