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Xanax belongs to a class of FDA-approved medications called benzodiazepines that affect chemicals in the brain to produce a calming effect. It is used for the treatment of anxiety, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression. It comes in tablet form whose generic name is “Alprazolam” which is a triazole analog of the 1,4 benzodiazepine class of central nervous system-active compounds. The biggest advantage of Xanax is that it is a fast-acting drug and you should start to feel the effects within an hour or two. Also, it creates a sense of relief to allow the patients to focus on their lives without troubling thoughts or phobias swarming their minds. The recommended dosage to treat panic disorder is 3mg to 6mg of Xanax per day; since it works over about 24 hours. However, it is not meant to be a long-term treatment because it can cause a high risk of abuse, overdose, addiction, or death; at the same time, it is classified as a Schedule IV Controlled substance. Whereas, addiction is characterized by both psychological and physical dependency. Xanax may cause serious and common side effects including depression, suicidal thoughts, confusion, hallucinations, agitation, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, headache, vomiting, feeling light-headed, hallucinations, etc. While taking Xanax, Breastfeeding is not recommended.