Xanax (alprazolam)

Xanax, alprazolam, Alprazolan, Alprox, Alpraz, Cassadan, Ralozam, Tafil, Trankimazin 

Xanax is the trade name for alprazolam, a fast-acting benzodiazepine tranquilliser used in the treatment of anxiety and classified as a depressant. It is taken orally in pill form. Common side effects include headaches, sleepiness, depression, dry mouth and memory problems.

Please see the Alprazolam (Xanax): UK and Ireland DrugWatch Information Sheet for detailed information on the drug, its effects, availability, harm reduction and more. DrugWatch are an informal online professional network established by a group of professionals working in the UK and Irish drugs sector, including DrugWise.

For more information on tranquillisers please see benzodiazepines.

Last updated December 2021

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