Xanax (Alprazolam) is used in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. Alprazolam belongs to a group called benzodiazepines. They act on the central nervous system and produce a very calming and soothing effect. Alprazolam enhances the effects of GABA, which is a naturally occurring chemical in the human body. If you have any specific queries about Xanax, ask your physician or the pharmacist when you go to buy the medication.
Xanax is taken orally, once a day or as prescribed by your healthcare provider. This medicine can be taken on an empty stomach or with food as well. The dosage and the duration of the treatment depend on your medical condition and your age and are determined by your doctor. Use this medication regularly, as prescribed by your doctor. Make sure you take it at the same time, each day. If used for a longer period of time or if you have a history of personality disorder etc., it may be the cause of withdrawal symptoms.
This medication may be the cause of addiction as well. If you have a history of substance abuse, this risk is increased. Contact your health service provider for more details. Use the dosage exactly as prescribed. This medication may stop working if used for a longer period of time. If such cases, talk to your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition becomes worse.