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Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are a classification of medications designed to work with the central nervous system and are administered to patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and panic by improving the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) throughout the brain.

How to Use Alprazolam

Alprazolam should be taken orally, as directed by your physician. Do not take alprazolam in any dosage other than as prescribed by your physician.

Possible Side Effects

All medications in the benzodiazepine classification may possibly cause some side effects, and as such alprazolam may contribute to any of the following:

  • Increased Saliva
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Changes in Libido
  • Nausea

If any of the aforementioned seem to persist or gradually worsen, consult with your pharmacist or physician right away.

Serious allergic reactions to alprazolam are typically rare but if you experience swelling, rash, difficulty breathing, seizures, yellowing of the eyes or skin, or any other irregular change, seek medical attention immediately.


Do not take alprazolam if you have acute narrow angle glaucoma.

Do not take alprazolam if you are taking ketoconazole or itraconazole, or if you have a known sensitivity to benzodiazepines.

As with all compounded medications and drugs in general, you should consult with your physician before taking any new medications so your physician can check for any possible drug interactions.

Do not take if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, or breast feeding.

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