WHAT IS XANAX 0.5MG(ALPRAZOLAM)?
Xanax 0.5mg is the brand name of alprazolam, a prescription drug used to treat anxiety disorders.
Xanax 0.5mg is prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), anxiety associated with depression, and panic disorder.
Other uses include treatment of depression.
Xanax 0.5mg is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, and is available in several forms, including tablets, a liquid, disintegrating tablets, and extended-release tablets.
Xanax 0.5mg is made by Pfizer and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981. It’s also available as a generic drug.
The liquid form of the drug, Alprazolam Intensol, is made by West-Ward Pharmaceuticals.
Alprazolam orally disintegrating tablets, Niravam, are made by Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Xanax XR extended-release tablets are also made by Pfizer; other drug companies make generic alprazolam extended-release tablets, too.
XANAX 0.5MG WARNINGS
The FDA warns that there are serious risks associated with using alprazolam or other benzodiazepines at the same time as opioid analgesics, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, among others, or with opioid-containing cough products.
Taking opioids and benzodiazepines together can result in extreme sleepiness, slowed or difficult breathing, coma, or death.
You should talk to your doctor about alternative treatments as well as the serious risks involved before taking opioids and benzodiazepines like Xanax 0.5mg together.
Do not take Xanax if you’re allergic to alprazolam, any of the inactive ingredients in the medication, or other benzodiazepines, like Librium, Tranxene, Valium, Ativan, Serax, and others.