Xanax (Alprazolam) Overview

What is Xanax?

XANAX Tablets (alprazolam) are used to manage anxiety disorder or generalized anxiety disorder, or to relieve the symptoms of short-term anxiety. People who have generalized anxiety disorder may have some of the following symptoms over a period of six months or longer: trembling, twitching, restlessness, shortness of breath, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, feeling keyed up, have an exaggerated startle response, difficulty concentrating because of feeling anxious, sleeping difficulties, irritation etc. XANAX also works for treating anxiety resulting from depression.

XANAX Tablets are also used to treat panic disorder with agoraphobia, and panic disorder without agoraphobia. People with panic disorder experience recurring panic attacks when they donít expect them, and may experience palpitations, a pounding heart, sweating, trembling, shaking, breath shortness or a feeling of being smothered, dizziness, feeling of unreality, a feeling of detachment from self, a fear of losing control or dying, numbness or tingling and hot flushing or chills.

XANAX Tablets contain alprazolam as the active ingredient, and powdered cellulose, cornstarch, docusate sodium, lactose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and sodium benzoate as the inactive ingredients. XANAX Tablets are white, oval in shape and 9mm in size. XANAX has been marketed in the USA since 1981, and is available by prescription only. XANAX is manufactured by Neolpharma, Inc., labeled by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals LLC, and packaged by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company.

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