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Alprazolam

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7.9  Effectiveness
4.3  Side Effects
7.2  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 5 Alprazolam side effects and 5 Alprazolam benefits.

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Treatment Information
Alprazolam is the generic name of this medication and Xanax is the brand name.

It is available in tablet form and is manufactured by Upjohn (Xanax) of the USA.

The active ingredient of this medication is Alprazolam and inactive ingredients are cellulose; corn starch; docusate sodium; lactose.

It is primarily used in treating anxiety and panic disorder.
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Effectiveness of Alprazolam by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Alprazolam, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 2.9% 73.5% 20.6% 2.9%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 17.6% 73.5% 5.9% 2.9%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 84.8% 15.2% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 85.3% 8.8% 5.9%
Confidence 0% 2.9% 58.8% 20.6% 17.6%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 14.7% 79.4% 2.9% 2.9%
Digestion 0% 9.1% 87.9% 3% 0%
Emotional Well-being 2.9% 8.8% 41.2% 20.6% 26.5%
Energy 0% 14.7% 70.6% 8.8% 5.9%
Eyesight 0% 3% 93.9% 3% 0%
Memory 5.9% 8.8% 73.5% 11.8% 0%
Mental Clarity 2.9% 8.8% 64.7% 14.7% 8.8%
Pain 0% 0% 82.4% 14.7% 2.9%
Patience 0% 5.9% 52.9% 23.5% 17.6%
Sexual Health 0% 6.1% 90.9% 0% 3%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 87.9% 12.1% 0%
Sleep 2.9% 11.8% 38.2% 20.6% 26.5%
Stress Level 0% 8.8% 32.4% 26.5% 32.4%
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Commonly Reported Alprazolam Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 90.6% 6.2% 0% 0% 3.1%
Breathing Difficulties 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 82.8% 6.9% 0% 3.4% 6.9%
Change in Weight 85.7% 7.1% 3.6% 3.6% 0%
Confusion 71.4% 28.6% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 92% 4% 4% 0% 0%
Depression 71.4% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 0%
Diarrhea 87.9% 9.1% 3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 75.8% 21.2% 3% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 64.7% 14.7% 14.7% 5.9% 0%
Dry Mouth 80% 10% 6.7% 3.3% 0%
Fatigue 85.3% 5.9% 8.8% 0% 0%
Fever 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Headache 90.9% 3% 6.1% 0% 0%
Insomnia 93.9% 3% 0% 0% 3%
Irritability / Impatience 93.1% 3.4% 3.4% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 93.3% 6.7% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 71.4% 0% 14.3% 0% 14.3%
Stomach Ache 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Alprazolam Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 96.8% 0% 0% 3.2% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 82.8% 6.9% 6.9% 3.4% 0%
Blurred Vision 92% 4% 4% 0% 0%
Confusion 92.3% 3.8% 3.8% 0% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 81.5% 14.8% 3.7% 0% 0%
Depression 92% 8% 0% 0% 0%
Disorientation 86.2% 3.4% 10.3% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 65.5% 20.7% 6.9% 3.4% 3.4%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 90.3% 3.2% 0% 6.5% 0%
Reduced Libido 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 84.4% 9.4% 0% 6.2% 0%
Slurred Speech 81.2% 12.5% 6.2% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Alprazolam
Since taking Alprazolam Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 5%
Fall 5%
Hospitalization 5%
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User Comments about Alprazolam
26 May 2015 Alprazolam is the finest and most effective BZD for anxiety and panic on the market and also the ONLY benzodiazepine (of the triazolo- class) recommended for people with a history of depression. The problem in the USA is that there are hundreds of brands/generics, but only TWO which would be deemed acceptable quality by European patients - original branded XANAX and the GREENSTONE generics. Every single other make O have had which originated there has been complete garbage, almost as poor as Pakistani brands, in particular the most dispensed of them all, Sandoz GG247/248/249, one of the worst quality alprazolam a you will find anywhere. In the UK there are NO generics available, only Pfizer/Upjohn Xanax, and that only in a maximum unit strengthh of 0.5mg (500mcg). I have to obtain 1 and 2mg tablets from other EU countries or from South America. Other than the original the best brand in the market without a doubt is the excellent ALPLAX by Gador, SA, of Buenos Aires. Best European brands other than Xanax would be Galenika KSALOL, Egis FRONTIN, KRKA HELEX and Labormed Oharma's generic, which, like the Argentinian DENVER FARMA generic is as good as any branded alp. Avoid any American made alprazolam apart from the Xanax and Greenstone, and all from Asia bar the Thai brand XIEMED. I tend to use the 2mg original 'U94' XANAX brand and 1mg KSALOL, and when able to afford them, ALPLAX and Denver Farma from Argentina. You will never go wrong with those, whereas any others are going to be severely disappointingly poor quality. From one who has been using Xanax and generics since 1981.
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01 Apr 2012 The most famous shorter acting anxiolytic drug!...Not very effective for insomnia.Benzodiazepines such as Lorazepam,Diazepam,Clonazepam are much better for Insonia associated with anxiety.Could be taken with Sertraline for enhanced effects.Should be taken as prescribed.Dependence may develope,hence should be taken carefully.
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15 May 2011 Alprazolam has the brand name Xanax. It is very effective but be warned it is habit forming. I would find it much more difficult to have a so called "normal" life without using it.
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03 May 2010 The anti-anxiety is addictive, but very helpful in stressful situations.
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26 Nov 2009 I like it becuase it helps with sleep (to aleviate anxiety to fall asleep)---but when I wake up I seem "foggy"---and have VERY BAD short term memory (in the a.m.---ie. forgetting If I feed the dogs---10minutes after feed them..so I have to leave reminders for myself to make sure I did these things.....
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