About Alprazolam

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About Alprazolam

Alprazolam is used in particular in anxiety with marked hyperexcitability (nervousness). Only the symptoms are treated, not the cause of the disease. Alprazolam should only be used if the anxiety disorder is severe or disabling and if the patient suffers from extreme discomfort due to the disorder.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • solve emotional tensions
  • Eliminate restlessness
  • inhibit anxiety

This is how Alprazolam works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Alprazolam.
Please also read the information on the drug group benzodiazepines,
to which the active ingredient Alprazolam belongs.

Applications of the active ingredient Alprazolam

Alprazolam is used in particular in anxiety with marked hyperexcitability (nervousness). Only the symptoms are treated, not the cause of the disease. Alprazolam should only be used if the anxiety disorder is severe or disabling and if the patient is suffering from extreme discomfort due to the disorder.

For the following application areas of Alprazolam , in-depth information is available:

  • anxiety disorders
  • nervous

Effect of Alprazolam

Alprazolam is one of the medium-acting benzodiazepines. It binds in the brain to the specific receptors for this group of substances. Alprazolam thus enhances the inhibitory effect of the messenger substance GABA on different associations of nerve nodes. In this way, alprazolam has a taut, anti-anxiety and anti-anxiety effect, as well as soothing and invigorating sleep. At higher doses, it can reduce muscle tension and reduce the tendency for epileptic seizures.

Potential Alprazolam side effects may include:

Alprazolam used to treat the following diseases:



  1. Spencer R. Nash says:
    4.0 rating

    Alprazolam (Tafil) is an excellent drug for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. Like all benzodiazepines it causes a physical dependence, which makes it necessary to slowly reduce the drug. If you have a panic disorder, it is quite justified and justifiable if the specialist in charge alprazolam is also prescribed over a very long period of time. In the case of alprazolam, there is no habituation with regard to efficacy against panic attacks and seizures of anxiety, so that it is nevertheless possible to profit from the resulting low-dose dependency as a patient. A side effect, which strikes me however even and according to my research all benzodiazepines covers, which are used in the long run, that the memory ability suksesslich worsens. Long-term memory is unaffected. In addition, an emotional indifference to external influences arises over the years. The described subtle side effects are reversible and, in relation to the benefit of the drug, at my own discretion.

    Side effects: Drug addiction
  2. Trudy T. McClendon says:
    4.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Social phobia; Depression

    I have been prescribed the alprazolam as a consolation for alcohol withdrawal. I enjoyed it very much right away, especially since I then stopped taking alcohol with the Alprazolam instead of stopping with the alcohol. I live in France, this is the paradise for pills junkies, you get everything you want, from the family doctor, as long as you want, and everyone takes psychotropic drugs. When I mixed the alprazolam with pills, I became a little bit happy and loved all people, even myself. I also dared to say everything – excellent anxiolytic. I also helped it very well against menstrual pain and the anxiety and depression before the Rule .It is wonderfully relaxing and you sleep so well with it! BUT: You can not get off it. I have been on it for 11 years now. The memory is totally in front of the dogs, you can remember at all nothing more, are totally bad job, careless car driving. Write and often say things that you regret afterwards, because it seems so uninhibiting. Respect too little the distance to other people, they urge your closeness. I have to drop it off in a clinic now because I can not do it on my own after eleven years. The side effect is total dependency, total frigidity, no more sex, always tired, even more lazy than you already are, and soon you will not be able to do anything without it. Without the drug, everything gets on your nerves unbearably, especially noise, and you’re nervous, irritable, impatient, can not stand it anymore. It’s just a drug and I’m a junkie.

  3. June M. Snyder says:
    2.5 rating

    Alprazolam for Social phobia

    Memory lapses, memory gaps, slurred pronunciation and strange facial expression (but is only noticed by others), in case of long habituation paradoxical effect (increased drive, partial aggressiveness, increased willingness to talk to be cheeky), while falling asleep up to 3 hours deep sleep. Impoverishment of feelings, loss of libido

    Side effects: Libido loss
  4. Thomas J. Davenport says:
    4.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Sleep disorders; Depression

    Fluctine:. First-time intake first of all improvement of the lib., Since before totally depression-related total Lustless. In hindsight found: Reduces total libido and makes excitement and quality of orgasm significantly flatter, probably had a bad effect on my last relationship. Side effects otherwise no.Antidepressive effect subjectively helpful, although not really satisfactory. Alprazolam: At higher doses, muscle tone too low, tendency to slight gait insecurity, caution with alcohol or other substances that inhibit cephalosporin. Otherwise no side effects. Have the means rel. long taken in medium continuous dosing, usually in the evening, situational stress related sometimes times during the day. I have no tendencies to dose increase (feeling of weakening effect despite rule taking not available) perceived.Abundzu after a lot of stress psychological tendency in the evening, especially with alcohol, to abuse the remedy. However, in one and a half years, it happened to me 3-4 times. Would probably be a great temptation for people with high addictive potential. Have the remedy after at least 1.5 years of regular intake in personal responsibility abruptly discontinued (no culling) and no withdrawal symptoms (no displacement compensations such as more drinking or other drugs) determined.After about 1-2 months, I had the impression that led to the prescription to a lesser extent were present. This \\\ lesser one certainly had something to do with a stress-free life. Meanwhile, I am again more in normal stressful Lebenszusamenhängen, so I have resorted again to the emergency nail Alprazolam. Warning: What I here about my experiences with dependency potentials and mögl. Certainly I can not add that to other users of this medicine. I would like to add that with all medications I have ever taken, I have a tendency to sensitize myself to desired or undesired sensory and behavioral changes.

    Side effects: Gang trouble; Libido loss
  5. Valerie S. Mobley says:
    3.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Depression

    Hello … suffer from depression for about 2 years, I have not wanted to admit it for a long time … I did not get any professional help, until total collapse in 09/2009, 15 years never been ill, at least 1 for 2 years 4-year sick, intervertebral disc, stomach, constant symptom of overwork, Burning out in the job (burn-out ???) – Circulatory problems, overstimulation, constantly listless, impotent, no more fancy for cooking, household & amp; Family … constant performance pressure in job & amp; Family, marriage broke after 20 years, now single parent with sweet teenage daughter, which has also suffered a long time … just had no strength to cope with the everyday problems in total … to a nice new house, which, however, a lot Coal mtl. costs … always had the feeling of wanting to be free … now good for the prehistory! For years suffering from problem of perfectionism – maybe even already morbid ??? However, this is almost unmanageable in the ordinary everyday life … believe me, need advice from someone who has experience … Take since 09/2009 Paroxetine Beta (initially 10 mg, then increase to 40 mg) .. Amprazolam 0.5 mg almost daily … Initially about 2 weeks, I noticed no effect, only after about 4 weeks … I have paroxetine independently reduced to 20 mg for about 2 weeks, because the weight gain makes me crazy … am a very sporty guy & amp; nutritionally totally interested … can give tips without end, also on the topic Fittness & amp; Weight reduction … In my case, I put the weight gain on the enormous water retention in my body, which I knew only shortly before the beginning of the rule, but this is the hardness here … sometimes I do not even get my rings off my fingers !!! Have since 14 days daily at least 2 Lt. Drinking tea (stinging nettle tea) to increase the excretion of water …) I feel fine some days, then have strength for 2, could tear out trees … have creative ideas to the moon, want to shape everything & amp; ; change … then on other days I’m not so good … total exhaustion … my psychologist said, the Alprazolam acts opposite to me – so stimulating – this is called paradoxical … who has experience? So write to me, if you want, I would be happy … help others too!

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  6. Naomi B. Fruge says:
    2.0 rating

    At first the devil stuff makes you tired, takes away the fear and leaves you super asleep. I took 0.5 mg of alprazolam 3 times a day, but gradually and unconsciously increased the dose. My first attempt to stop the crap failed, because I did not handle the side effects. Among other things: paralysis, tingling in the whole body, twitching on the face, stinging in the head, trembling, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, wavering, beeping in the ear, loss of control anxiety, etc, etc

  7. Miguel F. Justus says:
    4.0 rating

    I have been taking Xanax for 14 years. Since then I am also very dependent. At the moment I am in the Psychiatry Department Addiction for 4 months now. Alprazolam helped me, but I have more disadvantages than anything else! Respiratory depression, restlessness, tremors, weakness, panic attacks .. etc …… I am now clean for 3 weeks, but I am very aggressive and often have a bad mood. I really do not know how I can stand it outside without Xanax. Alprazolam was like my best friend who almost killed me ..

    Side effects: Unrest; Tremble
  8. Dawna J. Erwin says:
    4.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Sleep disorders

    To my story take about 3 years ago (Xanor, Alprastad or Alprozolam) is all the same only different names. Low dose which worked quite well until a few weeks ago (at least I thought, the side effects I pushed on increased Panickattacken.Now for about 4 weeks, I’m not even good anymore and even the higher dosing did not cut off somehow.I was outwardly tired but inwardly totally rushed.My confusion increased, gait difficulties dizziness had always felt around heart racing.I noticed in myself that I have changed myself in the course of the last few years To my dose: To fall asleep 3 tablets of 0.5 mg Alprozolam so 1.5 mg then still distributed during the day 0.5 mg Does not sound like much because rather low doses but it suddenly made me click as if I had a button risen and I want to get away from this stuff The last 3 weeks I tried very hard to get a stationary place In March the time has come When ambulatory conversation I was told to redu half a tablet Take care before sleeping and take Trittico instead. (AD) Now there is nothing to sleep on, but I lie awake for at least 2-3 hours before falling asleep. That is, I take no more 2mg Alprazolam now but only 1.5. What do you think of the combination or who knows who? Yesterday had mild seizures in the calves and feet, headache and tremors. So far, I’ve always been able to work (I’ve just worked), but it’s always harder for me because of my confusion. Am a single parent but have built up a good network so that my child when I am not so well off the hoard is picked up or sleeps with the grandparents. If you are familiar with the combination of Trittico and Alprazolam, I’m really happy about what you think of answers when you reduce 0.5. And just from the Kobi Alprazolam and Trittico Thanks

    Side effects: Palpitations; Unrest; Dizziness
  9. Troy M. Guinn says:
    3.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Anxiety disorders

    In the job I have to do a lot and show a lot. The drug helps not to see everything so grim and has alleviated my fear of failure. I take 1-2 tablets before each lecture. Side effects with me are: severe tiredness in the evening and prolonged ingestion for several days behind each other headache.

    Side effects: Headache; Fatigue
  10. Ramon M. Vasser says:
    4.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Anxiety disorders

    At the beginning of treatment highly euphoric, because again quality of life. After 6 weeks, a slight headache (very rare) and double vision. Since substituted with 4.5 mg / d … what to settle for? The patient with the driver’s license … my condolences! At Teva, 1.0mg e.g. is explicitly, it would be at the discretion of the patient (driving ability self-assessment), so I would appeal the verdict with the help of medical assistance – AD’s in my view, rarely an alternative. I.Ue. basically puts a fatigue every driver in a legal gray area, or a sneeze attack in case of a cold … strange regulatory office …

    Side effects: Headache
  11. Frances T. Edwards says:
    3.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Sleep disorders

    *** General *** Alprazolam is a drug from the benzodiazepine group. Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety and panic disorder, and some physicians also prescribe it for symptoms of PTSD (eg over-excitability) and sleep disorders. Others, however, see this critically. Be careful, if you take birth control pills: Alprazolam may limit the effect of the pill. So in this case additionally use a condom !!! Alprazolam should only be taken as short as possible because it can make you dependent. *** My personal experience *** This drug taken about three weeks. My experiences with it are bad. I am usually a very friendly person, but this drug made me aggressive and irritable. I also had cravings. Concentration disorders were also added. When I dropped it off, my doctor prescribed me diazepam. Unfortunately that was not better. After that I changed the doctor and my new doctor told me that he considers alprazolam and diazepam to be inappropriate in a post-traumatic stress disorder.

  12. Ann C. Ogden says:
    4.0 rating

    I take Aprazolam before lectures or presentations at work, which unfortunately happens often, so I have to increase the dose from 0.25 to 1 mg per day. When taken in the morning, occurs at the latest by 21 clock a strong tiredness. Also, just taking it again (after a few days of abstinence) makes me feel less focused, forgetful and slightly confused. In addition, one takes to or not from. The lles only makes it bearable, since I do not have to take it every day!

  13. Walter G. Maldonado says:
    4.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Social phobia

    My first benzodiazepine, which was prescribed to me due to a social phobia to take it in acute situations when needed. After all the great reviews I went with great expectation to the drug. To start my studies, I had to take my first tablet (1mg), because I could barely manage to go there. Unfortunately, the drug did not help against my fears, even after another (1mg) tablet it did not help me with my fears better. Side effects were severe fatigue and difficulty concentrating, so after a 2mg Alprazolam, during a lecture, I could barely keep my eyes open.

  14. Angela J. Jones says:
    4.0 rating

    Helps super in acute situations or as a short-term drug. But with extreme caution take no longer than 6 weeks. Extremely dependent and I have taken it 4 years. The withdrawal was bad. Above all, one becomes more and more forgetful and lives in a kind of trace condition. Weight gain, fatigue, extreme concentration disorder, dizziness and nightmares were bad. Absolutely do without driving.

  15. Tracy M. Barns says:
    3.5 rating

    I often have to give lectures and get anxiety and blush. The tablets help me not to fail, but I still have palpitations, but that keeps my brain in tact. In normal activities, I become unfocused and tired. Take 2x the week 0.25-0.5 for lectures up to 2mg. Unfortunately, I believe the fertility is extremely compromised

  16. James M. Chism says:
    5.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Social phobia

    I am suffering from a social phobia since I was 19 years old. At first I realized that I got shaky hands and sweat a lot … so I had to change T-shirts even at school. As a result, I was given this diagnosis by the neurologist and he prescribed me moclobemide … which did not help me at all. I then let it stay and tormented me for a few years simply through life / study time. However, since the shaking of the hands became unbearable during the study activity (biology), I simply had to go to the neurologist (other) again … this then prescribed propranolol (ß-blocker in very low dose) against tremor (essential tremor). This remedy helped me tremendously, shaking my heart and eliminating the shaky language. But there were still the fears, the strong sweating …. which cost me many years of quality of life and I continued to drag myself through life. I then rolled up the topic again at the beginning of my professional career, because I simply could not handle my day-to-day work! I had prescribed the following ADs: Paroxetine, Venlafaxine, Lyrica, Opipramol … I believe there were a few more …. the side effects of these drugs were strong to very strong, so I had to sell all …. nothing helped … I was devastated. I then left in a forum of Alprazolam and then spoke to my neurologist. He did not know what to do with me anymore and then prescribed me Alprazolam 1mg. I should only take these in emergencies. This is what I did. After the first dose, I felt very euphoric. But what may also be due to the realization that I had a new perspective! No side effects !!! Fears like blown away 9/10 I would say. But I often drank alcohol on weekends … and that did not work out at all !!! I disregarded the packing instruction ….. on the express was … no alcohol to drink. NW at higher alcohol consumption: total memory loss (retrograde amnesia, so you stoplter somewhere around and do not know where you really is, falls down and that was really dangerous !!! NO ALCOHOL is the best solution if you take these funds! Conclusion: I Take 20mg of Propranolol and 1-2x 0,5mg Alprazolam and I am feeling well 9/10! I can really live normally again! NO ALCOHOL … very important …. that can be real life threatening otherwise! In my opinion, I can only say TOP !!! No NW, except that one does not remember so well about things, especially when you take 1mg before a particularly stressful / anxiety-causing situation …. there you have maybe only still 70% -80% (estimate) Reminders as in normal condition I weigh it down … is it worth it to me … IN ALL CASES !!! Thank you that there are these 2 remedies! No tolerance development …. but you have to keep in check …. that you do not increase … simple Discipline n! This is not a stimulant but a medicine !!! I hope so … that someone like me was reading this and I could give it an impulse … not to torture half his life …. but everyone has to weigh himself whether he takes it or not. It helped me very well …. and it will be even longer!

  17. Erica S. Hilliard says:
    1.5 rating

    Alprazolam for Social phobia

    At first pleasant soothing, gradually increasing the dose because of tolerance, paradoxical effect: drive-enhancing, aggressive, cheeky

    Side effects: Aggressiveness
  18. David D. Hodges says:
    3.5 rating

    Alprazolam for Anxiety disorders

    Alprazolam is used responsibly (not abusively) for the treatment of anxiety, anxiety and sleep disorders. No side effects.

    Side effects: No side effects
  19. Marian G. White says:
    4.0 rating

    Alprazolam for Stress

    Get the drug because of anxiety and panic disorder and stress reduction in addition to medications for psychesia, as a need medication and can only say positive. Had this medi. Get Tavor and it does not tolerate or allergic reacted. So that it had to be discontinued. So far I have no side effects with this drug – except for mild fatigue and a high dose a slight dizziness. However, this may also be due to the other psychotropic drugs that I still need to take.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue