alprazolam, Xanax, Xanax XR, Niravam (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Equetro, Carbatrol) and rifampin reduce the effect of alprazolam by increasing metabolism and elimination of alprazolam in the liver.

PREGNANCY: Benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam, can cause fetal abnormalities and should not be used in pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: Alprazolam is excreted in breast milk and can affect nursing infants. Therefore, it should not be used by women who are nursing.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/29/2014


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