What is Xanax

Alprazolam, known most commonly by the brand name Xanax, is a potent, short-acting prescription drug primarily used to treat moderate to severe anxiety disorders, panic attacks and stress disorders. It has a high potential for recreational use and is one of the most commonly misused benzodiapines in the U.S.

Withdrawal symptoms can begin quickly. Most people begin to feel symptoms within 12 hours and will peak within 3 to 4 days. Withdrawal can lead to seizures and the potential for death.

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