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 don’t 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.
What diseases and conditions are treated by Xanax?
Some of the conditions and diseases that may be treated by Xanax include:
- Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety Disorders are mental health disorders involving excessive anxiety. Although some level of anxiety can be normal for a person ... More on Anxiety Disorders »
- Panic Attack: A panic attack is an episode of severe anxiety due to social anxiety or other irrational fears. Milder cases are ... More on Panic Attack »
- Anxiety Attack: An anxiety attack is usually another name for a “panic attack” and is often related to panic disorder and other ... More on Anxiety Attack »
- Panic Disorder: Panic disorder is an anxiety where a person suffers from recurring panic attacks (anxiety attacks). These episodes are sudden attacks ... More on Panic Disorder »
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder (mental health disorder) where a person suffers from excessive anxiety. Symptoms include ... More on Generalized Anxiety Disorder »
- Depression: Depression occurs when someone has feelings such as sadness, unhappiness or misery for an extended period of time. Most people ... More on Depression »
- Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder where a person has anxiety about a lot of situations in which they may feel ... More on Agoraphobia »
- Panic: Panic is the symptom of extreme fear. Panic is a normal feeling in situations of extreme danger or stress. However ... More on Panic »
- Fear: Fear is an emotional reaction to situations of danger or stress. However, unreasonable fear may indicate disorders such as a ... More on Fear »
- Anxiety: Anxiety is the well-known feeling of concern. Some level of rational anxiety is normal some of the time and ... More on Anxiety »
Xanax: Related Drug and Treatment Topics
Xanax: Related Disease Topics
- Anxiety Disorders
- Panic Attack
- Anxiety Attack
- Panic Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Xanax: Related Symptom Topics
- Shortness of Breath
- Dry Mouth
- Urinary frequency
- Concentration Difficulty
- Sleeping Difficulty
- Excessive Sweating
Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.