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Xanax® (alprazolam) is a medicine often used for treating anxiety and panic disorder. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines and works by enhancing the effects of a chemical that is naturally calming (gamma-aminobutyric acid).
The medication comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only. Xanax tablets are taken by mouth, typically two or three times a day. It is generally recommended that you do not take the tablets for an extended period of time (Xanax may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer time).
Most people respond well to this drug. As with any medication, however, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with Xanax include coordination problems, drowsiness, and fatigue.
(Click Xanax for more information on when and how to take the tablets, to learn about the effects of Xanax, and to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before using this medication.)