Niravam comes in the form of an orally disintegrating tablet, which dissolves on the tongue. Xanax and Xanax XR come in regular tablets that are swallowed by mouth. Also, Niravam is currently only available in brand-name form, while Xanax and Xanax XR are available in both brand-name and generic versions.
(Click Niravam for more information on the differences between Xanax and Niravam. This article also discusses how Niravam works, potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and what your healthcare provider needs to know before you can take this drug.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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