This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events Reported in Placebo-Controlled Trials of Anxiety Disorders Number of Patients % of Patients Reporting: ANXIETY DISORDERS Treatment-Emergent Symptom Incidence† Incidence of Intervention Because of Symptom XANAX 565 PLACEBO 505 XANAX 565 Central Nervous System Drowsiness 41.0 21.6 15.1 Light-headedness 20.8 19.3 1.2 Depression 13.9 18.1 2.4 Headache 12.9 19.6 1.1 Confusion 9.9 10.0 0.9 Insomnia 8.9 18.4 1.3 Nervousness 4.1 10.3 1.1 Syncope 3.1 4.0 * Dizziness 1.8 0.8 2.5 Akathisia 1.6 1.2 * Tiredness/Sleepiness * * 1.8 Gastrointestinal Dry Mouth 14.7 13.3 0.7 Constipation 10.4 11.4 0.9 Diarrhea 10.1 10.3 1.2 Nausea/Vomiting 9.6 12.8 1.7 Increased Salivation 4.2 2.4 * Cardiovascular Tachycardia/Palpitations 7.7 15.6 0.4 Hypotension 4.7 2.2 * Sensory Blurred Vision 6.2 6.2 0.4 Musculoskeletal Rigidity 4.2 5.3 * Tremor 4.0 8.8 0.4 Cutaneous Dermatitis/Allergy 3.8 3.1 0.6 Other Nasal Congestion 7.3 9.3 * Weight Gain 2.7 2.7 * Weight Loss 2.3 3.0 * *None reported †Events reported by 1% or more of XANAX patients are included.
Various adverse drug reactions have been reported in association with the use of XANAX since market introduction.
Side effects of Xanax (alprazolam) include drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, memory problems, poor balance or coordination, slurred speech, trouble concentrating, and irritability. Other, less common, side effects can include diarrhea, sweating, headache, nausea, blurred vision, and appetite changes.
Comparison of the cited figures, however, can provide the prescriber with some basis for estimating the relative contributions of drug and non-drug factors to the untoward event incidence in the population studied. Even this use must be approached cautiously, as a drug may relieve a symptom in one patient but induce it in others. (For example, an anxiolytic drug may relieve dry mouth in some subjects but induce it in others.).
Psychological dependence is a risk with all benzodiazepines, including XANAX.
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Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder (sudden,. Alcohol can make the side effects of alprazolam worse.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Alprazolam is used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Alprazolam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines.