Why Do People Take Xanax? Xanax (alprazolam) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It works by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced. This results in a reduction in nervous tension (anxiety). Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
Benefits For Taking Xanax Xanax is a diverse drug with many different uses. It is used to treat many different conditions such as panic and anxiety disorders. Xanax can is also used to treat nausea during chemotherapy when taken with other drugs. Panic and Anxiety disorders – In the US Xanax is FDA-approved for the management of anxiety disorders or the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety associated with depression is responsive to alprazolam. Demonstrations of the effectiveness by systematic clinical study are limited to 4 months duration for anxiety disorder. In the UK, Xanax is recommended for the short-term treatment (2–4 weeks) of severe acute anxiety.
How is Xanax Taken? Do not take Xanax without consulting a doctor and always read instructions and your prescription carefully to prevent any unwanted and dangerous side effects. If you condition(s) get worse while taking Xanax, stop taking the drug and contact your doctor immediately for further advise. Xanax is available for oral administration in compressed tablet (CT) and extended-release capsule (XR) formulations. Xanax possesses anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, and amnestic properties. Xanax Instant release (IR) is available in 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2 mg strength regular and orally disintegrating tablets. Xanax 0.125mg IR dosage is rare and not carried in most countries, specifically Canada. Xanax Extended Release (XR) is available in 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, and 3 mg strength oral. Xanax is a trusted drug and has been thoroughly tested for patient safety. The FDA has approved Xanax since 1989.