The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Alprazolam (Xanax, and others) Revisited
January 17, 2005 (Issue: 1200)Alprazolam, a short-acting benzodiazepine, is one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US. It is approved by the FDA for treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. An extended-release formulation, Xanax XR, which can be taken once a day, recently...more
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