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What are xanax (alprazolam) prescribed for?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Ament
59 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 27 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
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Mostly for panic disorder: Other uses include specific phobias, eg flying phobias, dentist phobias, and even sexual phobias. Xanax sometimes has to be used long-term, but is not the ideal drug for this. If i need to treat anxiety medicinally long-term, i will generally select Klonopin for social anxiety and panic anxiety, and if the antidepressants, therapy and Buspar (buspirone) do not work i will use long-acting valium for generalized.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam): For anxiety, especially panic disorder.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Xanax: It is prescribed to treat Anxiety/ panic disorder. I try to avoid prescribing this class of medications as it can lead to development of tolerance.

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