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Alprazolam – Benzodiazepine – A Calming Sedative

IntroductionAlprazolam, often sold under the brand names of Xanax, Alp, Neuxam, Praz and others, is a short-acting tranquilizer that belongs to the triazolobenzodiazepine (TBZD) class, which consists of benzodiazepines (BZDs) fused with a triazole ring. It’s most typically used to treat anxiety disorders in the short term, such as panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Class of MedicineAlprazolam is a benzodiazepine (a medicine that has a relaxing, tranquil effect). It works by reducing aberrant brain excitation.
Mode of ActionAlprazolam works by attaching to a specific location on the central nervous system’s gamma-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor. The receptor’s affinity for the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA is increased as a result of this binding action. GABA activity is increased, which inhibits the transmission of neuronal signals in the brain that cause anxiety and panic.
Medical UsesAlprazolam is primarily used for the short-term treatment of anxiety disorders, (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), panic disorders, and chemotherapy-induced nausea. Alprazolam may also be prescribed for the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder and anxiety disorders that are accompanied by depression. The FDA recommends that the physician evaluate the drug’s usefulness on a regular basis.
Avaiability & UsageAlprazolam is available in tablet form.
Alprazolam can be taken on a daily basis at set times or as needed (“PRN”). Your healthcare practitioner will usually limit the amount of dosages you can take in a single day. Alprazolam is a potent benzodiazepine that should only be used for six weeks at a time.
Side EffectsCommeon side effects includes:
Dry mouth
Memory issues
Some of the sedation and exhaustion may subside after a few days.
Important WarningDon’t take alprazolam without consulting your physician.
When used with other drugs, alprazolam can cause significant or life-threatening respiratory issues, drowsiness, or coma. So inform your physician about the medication you already taking.
Available BrandsXanax