Alprazolam: Xanax

Key Patient Counseling Points:

  • May cause drowsiness; avoid driving or other tasks requiring motor coordination.
  • Do not crush or break extended release product.
  • Oral disintegrating tablet may be divided, but are unstable after breaking. If only 1/2 tablet taken, discard the other half.
  • Allow oral disintegrating tablet to dissolve on your tongue.
  • Avoid alcohol.


Benzodiazepine, Short or Intermediate. C-IV

Mechanism of Action:

Enhances the postsynaptic effect of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s