- Alprazolam XR is a prescription medicine used to treat panic disorder, with or without a fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment (agoraphobia)
- Alprazolam XR is a federal controlled substance (C-IV) because it contains alprazolam that can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep Alprazolam XR in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away Alprazolam XR may harm others and is against the law. Tell your healthcare provider if you have abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.
- It is not known if Alprazolam XR is safe and effective in children.
- Elderly patients are especially susceptible to dose related adverse effects when taking Alprazolam XR.
- It is not known if Alprazolam XR is safe and effective in the treatment of panic disorder for use longer than 8 weeks.
- you are allergic to alprazolam, other benzodiazepines, or any of the ingredients in Alprazolam XR. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in Alprazolam XR.
- you are taking antifungal medicines including ketoconazole and itraconazole
- have or have had depression, mood problems, or suicidal thoughts or behavior
- have liver or kidney problems
- have lung disease or breathing problems
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Alprazolam XR may harm your unborn baby. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you should take Alprazolam XR while you are pregnant.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Alprazolam XR passes into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take Alprazolam XR. You should not breastfeed while taking Alprazolam XR.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Taking Alprazolam XR with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well Alprazolam XR or the other medicines work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.