Xanax is the single most prescribed psychiatric drug that belong to the benzodiazepines group of drugs. A brand name of alprazolam, Xanax is generally prescribed for anxiety linked with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. The drug is used to treat anxiety disorder and is available in various forms which include the extended-release tablets, tablets, disintegrating tablets and liquid forms. Alprazolam is also available in several generic types and the brand Xanax was approved in 1981 by the Food and Drug Administration and together with the extended-release tablets are manufactured by Pfizer. Jazz Pharmaceuticals produce the orally disintegrating tablets while Alprazolam Intensol the liquid form is made by West-Ward Pharmaceuticals.
Alprazolam is a white crystalline powder, which is soluble in methanol or ethanol but which has no appreciable solubility in water at physiological pH.
Each XANAX Tablet, for oral administration, contains 0.25, 0.5, 1 or 2 mg of alprazolam.
XANAX Tablets, 2 mg, are multi-scored and may be divided as shown below:
Inactive Ingredients of Xanax
Cellulose, corn starch, docusate sodium, lactose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and sodium benzoate. In addition, the 0.5 mg tablet contains FD&C Yellow No. 6 and the 1 mg tablet contains FD&C Blue No. 2.