Xanax - Alprazolam treats panic attacks and anxiety. This drug belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) which act on the centertal nervous system (brain and nerves) to give you a relaxed calm effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in your brain called GABA (gamma-aminobuytric acid). Xanax affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety and nervousness.
Xanax treats panic disorders and anxiety disorders caused by depression and may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not take Benzos if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, This medication is not to be used if
you are pregnant
You should not take Xanax if you have:
allergic reations to alprazolam to other benzodiazepines, such as chordiazepoxide(Librum)
colorzepate(Tranxene), oxazepam (Serax), (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan).
Tell your Doctor if you have
seizures or epilepsy, kidney or liver disease (especially alcoholic liver disease)
asmtha or other breading disorder, open angle glacoma, recent history of depression or sucidal thoughts or bahavior.
Possible Side Effects