Alprazolam oral tablets come in immediate-release and
extended-release forms, as well as an orally disintegrating online form.
Alprazolam also comes as a solution.
All forms are taken by mouth.
slowly into the bloodstream over time.
An immediate-release drug is released into the bloodstream more quickly.
The extended-release drug is only used to treat panic disorder.
Why it’s used
This drug is used to manage anxiety disorders or panic disorder.
It can be used for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety,
or anxiety linked with depression.
Anxiety or tension caused by the stress of everyday.
This means you may need to take it with other medications.
How it works
This drug belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.
A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way.
This drug attaches to certain benzodiazepine receptors in your brain
and nervous system. This boosts the activity of a chemical called
gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
This helps to produce a calming effect in your brain.
Alprazolam oral tablet can cause dizziness
and drowsiness during the first few hours after you take it.
Don’t drive a car or use dangerous machinery
until you know how this drug affects you.
This drug can also cause other side effects.
More common side effects
The more common side effects of alprolazam oral tablet can include:
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- blurred vision
- memory problems
- trouble concentrating
- sleep problems
- muscle weakness or lack of coordination
- upset stomach
- nausea or vomiting
- increased sweating
- dry mouth
- stuffy nose
- weight loss or gain
- increased or decreased appetite
- loss of interest in sex
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a
few days or a couple of weeks.
If they’re more severe or don’t go away,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.