Xanax is a tranquilizer used in the short-term relief of
symptoms of anxiety or the treatment of anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorder
is marked by unrealistic worry or excessive fears and concerns. Anxiety
associated with depression is also responsive to Xanax.
Xanax and the extended-release formulation, Xanax XR, are also used in the
treatment of panic disorder, which appears as unexpected panic attacks and
may be accompanied by a fear of open or public places called agoraphobia.
Only your doctor can diagnose panic disorder and best advise you about
Some doctors prescribe Xanax to treat alcohol withdrawal, fear of open
spaces and strangers, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, and premenstrual
Tolerance and dependence can occur with the use of Xanax. You may experience
withdrawal symptoms if you stop using the drug abruptly. The drug dosage
should be gradually reduced and only your doctor should advise you on how to
discontinue or change your dose
Directions for Use
Xanax may be taken with or without food. Take it exactly as prescribed. Do
not chew, crush, or break the Xanax tablets.
If you are less than 1 hour late, take it as soon as you remember. Otherwise
skip the dose and go back to your regular s