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What is xanax (alprazolam) use for?

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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat anxiety.
Dr. Divyansu Patel
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is used short term to treat panic disorder. It has a high abuse and addiction potential.
Dr. Divyansu Patel
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is used short term to treat panic disorder. It has a high abuse and addiction potential.
Dr. Sharon Bass
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Anxiety: Xanax (alprazolam) is for the short term treatment of anxiety.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
especially Panic DO.
May 18, 2015
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): An intermediate-acting benzodiazepine, it is used more often for panic disorder.

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A 35-year-old female asked:

How safe is xanax (alprazolam)?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Safely addictive: Xanax (alprazolam) is safe if one does not use heavy machinery or drive while on it. It doesnt interact with too many meds. However, if used chronically, it can worsen or cause very discomforting anxiety, tolerance and withdrawal when stopped.
A 48-year-old male asked:

What is alprazolam?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Minor tranquilizer: A benzodiazepine i'v controlled substance because potentially addicting takes about 30" to start working lasts about 3-4 hours used for anxiety disorders (anxiolytic) doses 0.25mg 0.5mg @ 1mg (also some once a day slow release forms).
A female asked:

Is Xanax (alprazolam) bad for you?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Benzodiazepine: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine that has a fairly short half-life. This can increase the risk of addiction to the medication. There are other benzodiazepines with longer half-lives. I like those better, if I have to use a benzodiazepine with a patient. There are risks with this medication that includes addiction , dependence, some have some constipation, over-sedation, and respiratory suppression.
Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin commented
Psychiatry 41 years experience
usually if taken properly and under supervision they are safe and effective. it must be determined if they are the last resort.
May 23, 2013
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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I agree with Dr. Levin and Dr. Lyons
Aug 31, 2013
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are Xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

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Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
ANXIETY: Xanax (alprazolam) is usefulin reducing anxiety. However, if anxiety is a problem, the cause of the problem is important -because when you know how something works and why, you can dosomething about it. Work out what this is about in therapy and maybe you won't need the xanax (alprazolam).
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Xanax is best used as a short term medication, not a long term solution, therefore therapy is very helpful in most cases.
Aug 12, 2013
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between xanax (alprazolam). Alprazolam?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Same thing: Xanax is the brand name for the medicine alprazolam.

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