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Xanax® (alprazolam) is a medication that is used for the treatment of panic disorder and anxiety. It is a type of benzodiazepine, which works by enhancing the effects of a naturally calming chemical in the brain. From time to time, the medicine may also be used "off-label" for the treatment of conditions other than those mentioned above (such as agitation or insomnia). Xanax is available by prescription and comes in a tablet form that is usually taken two or three times daily.
Side effects of the drug may include drowsiness, weight gain, and fatigue. Among the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take Xanax are glaucoma, depression, kidney disease, and any allergies you may have (such as allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives).
(Click Xanax for more information on the effects of Xanax, how the medication works, and general dosing information and precautions. You can also read more detailed information about the drug by clicking on any of the links to the right.)
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