Alprazolam is classed as a high potency triazolobenzodiazepine, which is part of the benzodiazepine family. When taken as recommended, this medicationstarts working by accelerating the amount of gamma aminobutyric acidor GABA is in the brain.This improves levels of calmness and provides patients with a serene feeling.
Alprazolam is primarily used to treat anxiety disorders like panic disorder.Xanax for sleep is also useful for the treatment of insomnia associated with anxiety.
This medication must not be used with treatments that induce sleepiness and/or decreased breathing as this could cause dangerous side effects. Patients are urged to read all possible medication interactions before taking any other medications in conjunction with Xanax.
Alcohol consumption in conjunction with this medication is inadvisable, as it can increase the likelihood of certain side effects.
Treatment usually lasts2 -6 weeks. Most patients experience full benefits of the medication within 60 minutes of consumption.