What is Xanax?
Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine . Alprazolam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.
Xanax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use Xanax if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, if you also take itraconazole or ketoconazole, or if you are allergic to Xanax or similar medicines (Valium, Ativan, Tranxene, and others).
Do not use Xanax if you are pregnant. This medicine can cause birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.