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Xanax® (alprazolam) is a medicine often used for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. It is available by prescription and comes in four different strengths, including:
  • 0.25 mg Xanax tablets
  • 0.5 mg Xanax tablets
  • 1 mg Xanax tablets
  • 2 mg Xanax tablets.
The recommended starting Xanax dosage for treating anxiety is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg three times daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your dosage slowly, if necessary, to control your anxiety symptoms or decrease your dose if you experience bothersome Xanax side effects.
Higher strengths are often necessary to control the symptoms of panic disorder. However, it is recommended that you start with a low dose, such as 0.5 mg three times daily. Your healthcare provider can slowly increase your dose if necessary.
(Click Xanax Dosage to find out what your healthcare provider will consider before making a Xanax dosing recommendation and to learn more about how to use this medication.)
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