Niravam® (orally disintegrating alprazolam) is a medicine used for treating anxiety disorder and panic disorder. As a part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, it works by enhancing the effects of a certain chemical in the brain that is naturally calming. Niravam and other benzodiazepines have been shown to help relax muscles, stop seizures, reduce anxiety, cause sleepiness, and impair short-term memory.
Niravam comes in the form of a tablet that dissolves on the tongue. It is typically taken three times a day. Although most people tolerate this drug well, Niravam can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects of this medicine include drowsiness, headaches, and coordination problems.
(For more information on this drug, click Niravam. This article provides a complete overview of this product, including details on how this medicine works, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects that may occur with treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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