Pill imprint XANAX 1.0 has been identified as Xanax (alprazolam) 1 mg. View images and comprehensive information for this drug.
Pfizer Alprazolam, commonly known by its brand name Xanax, is a medication primarily prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which work by enhancing the effects of a natural chemical in the body known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA helps to calm the nervous system, reducing feelings of anxiety and promoting relaxation.
Xanax is commonly used to manage symptoms associated with various anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can help reduce excessive worrying, restlessness, and other anxiety-related symptoms.
Xanax can be prescribed for individuals experiencing panic attacks or panic disorder. It can help alleviate the intensity and frequency of panic attacks, reducing symptoms like rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, and feelings of impending doom.
In some cases, Xanax may be prescribed for short-term relief of insomnia, particularly when it is associated with anxiety or difficulty falling asleep due to racing thoughts.