Are Xanax and alprazolam the same thing?

Alprazolam (Xanax) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. People use Xanax to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It is the single most prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States.

What drug is similar to alprazolam?

What are all the types of benzodiazepines?

  • alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR)
  • clobazam (Onfi)
  • clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • clorazepate (Tranxene)
  • chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • diazepam (Valium, Diastat Acudial, Diastat)
  • estazolam (Prosom is a discontinued brand in the US)
  • lorazepam (Ativan)

What is the strongest benzodiazepine for anxiety?

Alprazolam is the only high-potency benzodiazepine developed in an XR formulation. The efficacy of alprazolam XR 1 to 10 mg using a flexible-dose study design once daily in the treatment of panic disorder was established in two 6-week placebo-controlled studies.

What strength is the White Xanax?

XANAX tablets are available as: 0.25 mg: white, oval, scored, imprinted “XANAX 0.25”

What can you not take with alprazolam?

Serious Interactions of alprazolam (Xanax) include:

  • carbamazepine.
  • cimetidine.
  • clarithromycin.
  • erythromycin base.
  • erythromycin ethylsuccinate.
  • erythromycin lactobionate.
  • erythromycin stearate.
  • idelalisib.
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