Alprazolam is a triazolobenzodiazepine compound with antianxiety and sedative-hypnotic actions, that is efficacious in the treatment of panic disorders, with or without agoraphobia, and in generalized anxiety disorders. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p238)
It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.
Alprazolam is used for the management of anxiety disorder or the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety caused by depression and anxiety, for the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia.
Alprazolam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.