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