Niravam Medication Information
Available by prescription only, Niravam® (orally disintegrating alprazolam) is a medicine used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder in adults age 18 and older.
As a type of benzodiazepine, Niravam works by enhancing the effects of a certain chemical in the brain that is naturally calming. It comes in the form of a tablet that is dissolved on the tongue three times a day.
Because this medicine is not appropriate for everyone, make sure your healthcare provider has complete information on any medications you are taking before starting Niravam. Also, you may not be able to take this drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as lung disease, depression, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking Niravam, side effects can occur and may include drowsiness, headaches, and coordination problems. Fortunately, if negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
(Click Niravam for more information on this medication. This article describes how this medicine works, discusses its effectiveness, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)