Generic Name: alprazolam (al PRAY zoe lam)
Brand Names: Niravam, Xanax, Xanax XR
What is alprazolam?
Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine, it can affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.
It is used to treat panic disorders, anxiety disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
It may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before taking this medicine
It is dangerous to purchase alprazolam from vendors outside the United States or on the Internet. It may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy or from Internet sales that may contain dangerous ingredients.
You should not take alprazolam if you have:
- narrow-angle glaucoma;
- if you are allergic to to other benzodiazepines or alprazolam, such as clorazepate (Tranxene), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), diazepam (Valium) , or oxazepam (Serax), lorazepam (Ativan): or
- if you are also taking ketoconazole or itraconazole
If you are pregnant Don't use alprazolam, it can cause birth defects. Your infant could also become dependent on the medication. This can cause withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it's born. Treatment may be needed by babies born dependent on medicine for several weeks. Inform your doctor if you are plan to become pregnant. Use birth control when you are taking this medicine to prevent pregnancy.
Alprazolam can pass into breast milk and might harm a nursing baby. You should not breastfeed while you using this medicine.
How should I take alprazolam?
Take alprazolam exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never use this medication in bigger amounts, or for more than prescribed. If the medicine seems to stop working also in treating your symptoms, tell your health care provider.
Alprazolam may be habit-forming. Never share this medication with another individual, particularly someone having a history of dependency or drug misuse. Keep the drug in a location.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Telephone your doctor Take the missed dose when you remember. Skip the missed dose when it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. Do not take additional medicine to make up the dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Support lineup at 1 800 222 1222. An instance of alprazolam could be fatal. Symptoms might include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscular weakness feeling light-headed, and tingling. Alprazolam can impair your thinking or reactions. Be cautious if you drive or do.
What should I avoid while taking alprazolam?
Alprazolam can impair your thinking or reactions. Be cautious if you drive or do. Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects may occur. Thoughts of suicide or hurting your self, depressed mood
Alprazolam side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to alprazolam: Illness breathing; swelling of your own face, tongue, lips, or throat. You ought not breast-feed while you are using this medicine before speaking to your doctor.
- Call your doctor if you have:
- Thoughts of suicide or hurting your self, depressed mood;
- Racing thoughts odd behaviour; Alprazolam unwanted effects Get emergency medical assistance
- Hallucinations, confusion, agitation, hostility;
- Intense muscle movement, tremor, seizure (convulsions); or Take alprazolam.
- Beating heartbeats or fluttering in your chestarea.