Alprazolamis a prescription drug used for the treatment of anxiety disorders. It is alsoindicated for the treatment of conditions like:
It isalso used to treat Agoraphobia, a type of anxiety disorders where patients fearand avoid places and situations that cause them to panic and feel helpless andembarrassed. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepines medication that acts on the brainand the central nervous system. It works by slowing down the nervous systemwhich gives you a calm feeling. It enhances the effect of certain chemicals inthe body known as GABA. Low levels of this natural chemical are linked withconditions like anxiety and panic disorders. This drug is used as a long-termtreatment but you can take this drug as a short-term relief of symptoms ofanxiety and anxiety linked with depression.
How to use Alprazolam?
Alprazolamcomes in a tablet form and a concentrated solution that you need to take bymouth. Your dose is based on your:
Takethis medication two to four times a day or as directed by your physician. Thedose for the elderly and patients with liver disease may be lower. Follow theinstruction of your doctor to reduce the risk of having side effects. Do notstop taking this medication so suddenly or you may experience withdrawalreactions. If you wish to stop using this medication, gradually reduce yourdose. This medication can be habit-forming. Do not take it in larger dose orlonger than the prescribed duration of treatment.
What are the side effects of Alprazolam?
Alprazolammay cause side effects like any other anxiety disorder medications. Common sideeffects are:
Callyour doctor right away if you will experience an allergic reaction withsymptoms like:
Seriousside effects are: