What is alprazolam?

Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.

Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.

Alprazolam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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  • Commonly reported side effects of alprazolam include sedation, menstrual disease, constipation, weight gain, nervousness, headache, skin rash, difficulty in micturition, tremor, ataxia, depression, weight loss, dysarthria, memory impairment, cognitive dysfunction, drowsiness, fatigue, diarrhea, blurred vision, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, decreased libido, increased appetite, and decreased appetite. Other side effects include hypoesthesia, ataxia, hyperventilation, depersonalization, hypotension, weight loss, sialorrhea, anxiety, constipation, paresthesia, sexual disorder, muscle twitching, decreased appetite, decreased libido, and increased libido. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
  • General dosage information for: Alprazolam (oral tablet, oral tablet, extended release, oral solution, oral concentrate, oral tablet, disintegrating, compounding powder) Please confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.