XANAX (alprazolam) is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders and the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety in adults. XANAX is also indicated for the treatment of panic disorder in adults with or without a fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment (agoraphobia).

Risks and Proper Use

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Use of medication for anxiety disorders should be taken as seriously as the condition itself

Psychological dependence is a risk with all medications called benzodiazepines, including XANAX. This risk may increase if someone:

  • takes a dose greater than 4 mg/day for an extended period of time
  • has a history of alcohol or drug abuse

Proper use may be an issue for some people taking XANAX. Some people have experienced considerable difficulty when tapering off of or stopping XANAX use, especially those taking higher dosages over a longer period. Anyone prone to addiction should be watched carefully when taking XANAX.

Proper Use Resources

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If you or a loved one think you see the warning signs of benzodiazepine abuse, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). If you or a loved one require additional help with managing anxiety, please visit our Anxiety Management section.

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