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

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

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

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  • Common side effects of Xanax include ataxia, weight loss, dysarthria, memory impairment, cognitive dysfunction, drowsiness, fatigue, constipation, weight gain, skin rash, difficulty in micturition, insomnia, anxiety, diarrhea, blurred vision, decreased libido, increased appetite, and decreased appetite. Other side effects include sexual disorder, hypotension, muscle twitching, and increased libido. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
  • Xanax dosage information:Xanax (alprazolam) tabletGeneral dosage information for the active ingredient contained in Xanax:Alprazolam (oral tablet, oral tablet, extended release, oral solution, oral concentrate, oral tablet, disintegrating, compounding powder)Other Xanax formulations:Xanax XR (alprazolam) tablet, extended releasePlease confirm that the medication forms on the dosage document(s) above are relevant for the specific drug you are interested in.