What is Alprazolam XR?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Alprazolam

Alprazolam XR is a long-acting version of alprazolam, a benzodiazepine. Alprazolam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. It is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 34 21
Panic attacks 14 13
Panic disorder 6 7
Generalized anxiety disorder 2 0
Insomnia 2 4
Bowel irritability 1 0

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
6
Mild
10
None
12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alprazolam XR

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 5
Fatigue 2
Loss of balance 2
Loss of coordination 2
Brain fog 1
Depressed mood 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alprazolam XR

Dosage Patients
0.5 mg twice daily 1
2 mg daily 1
0.25 0.5mg as needed 1
0.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Alprazolam XR

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Did not seem to work 5
Other 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped taking Alprazolam XR

Duration

Currently taking Alprazolam XR

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Alprazolam XR

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 20
Usually 8
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 24
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 0
< $25 18
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Alprazolam XR after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Diazepam (Valium) 1
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 1

Patients stopped taking Alprazolam XR and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lurasidone (Latuda) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Alprazolam XR

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I deleted this treatment because I already had listed as Xanax XR
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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