alprazolam - oral, Xanax
GENERIC NAME: ALPRAZOLAM - ORAL (al-PRA-zoe-lam)
BRAND NAME(S): Xanax
USES: Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).
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