Alprazolam

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Definition

Alprazolam is a tranquilizer. It belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. In the United States alprazolam is sold under brand name Xanax.

Purpose

The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved alprazolam to treat anxiety, panic disorder, and anxiety associated with depression. Occasionally alprazolam is used to treat alcohol withdrawal, but it is not FDA-approved for this use, and is not normally the first drug tried in treating alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Description

Alprazolam is classified as a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are sedative-hypnotic drugs that help to relieve nervousness, tension, and other anxiety symp-

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