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Xanax (alprazolam)

Alprazolam (or XANAX®) is mainly prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, chemotherapy induced-nausea, and seizures.

Status: ACTIVE

Class: Benzodiazepine

FDA Approval: 1981

Dosage Forms: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg

Biological Half-life: 11-15 hours

Side Effects: Dizziness, sleepiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, amnesia, poor concentration, slurred speech, constipation

Routes of Administration: Oral, Sublingual, Parenteral, Rectal

Pregnancy Category: D


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