Alprazolam is a prescription drug used for the treatment of anxiety disorders. It is also indicated for the treatment of conditions like:
It is also used to treat Agoraphobia, a type of anxiety disorders where patients fear and avoid places and situations that cause them to panic and feel helpless and embarrassed. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepines medication that acts on the brain and the central nervous system. It works by slowing down the nervous system which gives you a calm feeling. It enhances the effect of certain chemicals in the body known as GABA. Low levels of this natural chemical are linked with conditions like anxiety and panic disorders. This drug is used as a long-term treatment but you can take this drug as a short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety and anxiety linked with depression.
How to use Alprazolam?
Alprazolam comes in a tablet form and a concentrated solution that you need to take by mouth. Your dose is based on your:
Take this medication two to four times a day or as directed by your physician. The dose for the elderly and patients with liver disease may be lower. Follow the instruction of your doctor to reduce the risk of having side effects. Do not stop taking this medication so suddenly or you may experience withdrawal reactions. If you wish to stop using this medication, gradually reduce your dose. This medication can be habit-forming. Do not take it in larger dose or longer than the prescribed duration of treatment.
What are the side effects of Alprazolam?
Alprazolam may cause side effects like any other anxiety disorder medications. Common side effects are:
Call your doctor right away if you will experience an allergic reaction with symptoms like:
Serious side effects are: