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Xanax® (alprazolam) is a prescription drug commonly used to relieve anxiety. It is also approved for the treatment of panic disorder.
 
In order to help ensure safe treatment, information on the medicine should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking the medication if you have liver or kidney disease, lung problems, glaucoma, or a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
 
It is also important to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking. This can help prevent potentially dangerous drug interactions.
 
Even though most people tolerate Xanax well, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this medicine include fatigue, coordination problems, and drowsiness.
 
(Click Xanax for more information on this drug, including details on how it works, dosing guidelines, and important warnings and precautions.)
 
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