Xanax is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). It is thought that alprazolam works by enhancing the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.

Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders and anxiety caused by depression.

Xanax is also used to treat panic disorders with or without a fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment (agoraphobia).

It is dangerous to purchase Xanax on the Internet or outside the United States. The sale and distribution of medicines outside the U.S. does not comply with safe-use regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These medications may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy

How Long Does Alprazolam Stay in Your System?

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Alprazolam is a fast-acting medication, but exactly how long alprazolam stays in your body varies tremendously based on the form of the medication taken, since the drug is available in both immediate-release and extended-release forms. Regardless of which form of the drug you take, you can expect both the immediate-release and extended-release forms of alprazolam to begin working in about an hour. 

How Long Does Xanax Last?

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More than 44 million prescriptions are written for Xanax each year, making it the eighth most prescribed medication in the United States and the most prescribed drug in its class. However, Xanax is highly addictive and not without risk.

Clonazepam vs Xanax: A Side by Side Comparison

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Clonazepam and Xanax are prescription medications used for the treatment of panic disorder. Xanax also treats other types of anxiety disorders, while clonazepam is also used for seizure disorders. Both antidepressants cause similar side effects and have a high potential for abuse and dependence.

Ativan vs Xanax: What’s the difference?

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With anxiety rates on the rise in the United States and an estimated 40 million American adults suffering from anxiety, prescriptions of anti-anxiety medications like Ativan and Xanax are on the rise. Anxiety is the most common mental health in the country, as nearly 20 percent of the population struggles with the condition, but less than 40 percent of those suffering receive treatment. Over 56 million prescriptions are written for Xanax and Ativan combined each year, making them some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the country. While the drugs are similar in many ways, they also have some key differences.

Buspirone vs Xanax: Differences and Side Effects

Buspirone vs Xanax

Buspirone and Xanax are anti-anxiety medications that are both available in a generic form. Buspirone is generally associated with fewer side effects than Xanax and has a much lower potential for abuse.