Alprazolam is an anxiety medication that belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs. It is popularly known as Xanax, but it is also sold as Alprax, Alzam, Apo-Alpraz, Novo-Alprazol, Niravam Xanor, and Zolam (to name but a few). Pfizer Pharmaceuticals developed this active ingredient as a novel anxiety treatment in the 1970s, and it was tremendously successful in the years after its commercialization in the United States.
Because all of the research and development work had been completed before the patent expired, other pharmaceutical companies were able to replicate and distribute their own brands of alprazolam anxiety medicine at a fraction of the cost. The early research and development costs of any new drug can be in the billions of dollars, and this cost is usually accounted for when the product is released to the market.
This anxiety medicine is typically used as a short-term treatment for panic disorder, anxiety disorder, and other conditions that may be caused or linked to anxiety. Alprazolam anxiety medication is now one of the most often prescribed (and abused) medications on the planet !
XANAX is prescribed for the treatment of anxiety disorders and the short-term alleviation of anxiety symptoms in adults. XANAX is also approved for the treatment of panic disorder in adults with or without a fear of locations or situations that could trigger panic, helplessness, or embarrassment (agoraphobia).
Take XANAX exactly as directed by your doctor. If not utilized as directed, major side effects such as addiction, coma, and death may occur.
The medication XANAX is a benzodiazepine. When benzodiazepines are used with opioid medications, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants (including street drugs), severe sleepiness, breathing difficulty (respiratory depression), coma, and death can occur.
If any of the following occur, seek immediate medical attention:
breathing delayed or slowed
The breathing ceases (which may lead to the heart stopping)
Sleepiness that is excessive (sedation)
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how XANAX interacts with opioids.
XANAX has the potential for abuse, misuse, and addiction, which can result in overdose and serious adverse effects such as coma and death, delirium, paranoia, suicidal thoughts or actions, seizures, and difficulties breathing. Even if you take XANAX as directed by your doctor, you can develop an addiction.
XANAX might result in physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Stopping XANAX suddenly can result in serious and life-threatening side effects such as unusual movements, responses, or expressions, seizures, sudden and severe mental or nervous system changes, depression, seeing or hearing things that others do not, an extreme increase in activity or talking, losing touch with reality, and suicidal thoughts or actions.
Take no more XANAX than prescribed, and do not take it for any longer than prescribed.
Do not give your XANAX to anybody else.
Keep XANAX away from children and in a secure location.
Online pharmacies have increased dramatically in recent years, with a global market value of US $128 billion predicted in 2023, up from US $29.35 billion in 2014. Although legitimate online pharmacies (LOPs) offer patients convenience and potentially lower costs, illicit online pharmacies (IOPs) provide unrestricted access to prescription drugs, controlled substances (e.g., opioids), and potentially counterfeits, posing a significant risk to the drug supply chain and the patient’s health. Unfortunately, little is known about IOPs, and even identifying and tracking IOPs is difficult due to the enormous number of online pharmacies (at least 30,000-35,000) and the dynamic nature of the internet channel (online pharmacies open and shut down easily).