Alprazolam XR Drug Information
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed alprazolam XR (Xanax XR®) for the treatment of panic disorder. This medication is a benzodiazepine, and it works by enhancing the effects of a naturally occurring chemical in the brain. In general, a tablet is taken once daily, preferably in the morning.
Prior to beginning treatment with alprazolam XR, inform your healthcare provider about all other medical conditions you have. For example, if you have glaucoma, depression, or breathing problems, you may need to consider a different medication. In addition, alprazolam XR can interact with certain products, so tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines and supplements you are taking, including nonprescription products.
(Click Alprazolam XR for more information on this drug, including possible side effects, what to do if an overdose occurs, and general dosing guidelines.)