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Alprazolam, Xanax


Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine drug used to treat anxiety disorders and as an adjunctive treatment for depression.


benzodiazepine - enhances effect of GABA


anxiety, panic disorder, premenstrual syndrome (PMS),

Side Effects

agitation, akathisia, amnesia, anorexia, appetite stimulation, ataxia, confusion, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, dysuria, fatigue, hypersalivation, hypotension, irritability, learning impairment, libido decrease, libido increase, menstrual irregularity, mood lability, physiological dependence, weight gain, weight loss, withdrawal, xerostomia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juice slows the breakdown of several drugs, including benzodiazepines.

Sedative herbs: Kava, Passionflower, Hops, Ashwagandha, Calendula, Catnip, LadyÕs Slipper, Lemon Balm, Sassafras, Skullcap, and Yerba mansa.
Sedative herbs may cause excess sedation when used with antipsychotic agents.

Positive interactions:

Melatonin may help handle withdrawal symptoms from benzodiazepines.




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