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 Xanax: Your anti-anxiety medicine of choice? 

Xanax: Why is this anti-anxiety medicine prescribed? 

Front Image - ALPRAZOLAM xanaxXanax is an anti anxiety medicine frequently used in the treatment of anxiety symptoms as well as for use with various anxiety disorders.  Anxiety disorder is usually indicated by an unrealistic worry, excessive fears or anticipation which makes this a particularly effective anti anxiety medicine. 

Xanax is also sometimes used as the anti anxiety medicine of choice for the treatment of panic disorder.  Panic disorders are unexpected panic attacks which may be accompanied in some cases by a fear of being in open spaces which is referred to as agoraphobia.  Only your doctor can diagnose panic disorder and tell you whether this would be the appropriate anti anxiety medicine for your particular circumstances. Anxiety symptoms associated with depression are also frequently responsive to Xanax. 

Xanax is also used to treat alcohol withdrawal, fear of open spaces and strangers, depression, irritable bowel syndrome and also premenstrual syndrome. 

Xanax: Most important facts and information: 

Dependence and tolerance frequently occur with use of this anti anxiety medicine. This is most frequently experienced if you stop the drug abruptly.  You should always follow the directions of your physician when taking this medication. 

 

Special information about the anti anxiety medicine Xanax, if you're pregnant or breast-feeding 

You should not take this anti anxiety medicine if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.  There may be an increased risk of respiratory problems and muscular weakness in your baby.  Infants have also been known to experience withdrawal symptoms from Xanax. Also, Xanax has been found to appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant.  If this anti anxiety medicine is essential to your health your doctor may advise you to stop breast-feeding until your treatment with this drug has been completed.

Information provided by The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition

Front Image - ALPRAZOLAMAdditional Pictures of Xanax - Various dosages

Additional information and webpage by Paul Susic  MA Licensed Psychologist   Ph.D. Candidate  (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)   

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