Xanax is prescribed to treat people who have anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression

Formulation – Xanax is formulated using 0.25, 0.5, 1 or 2 mg of alprazolam.

Xanax is a drug that belongs to the Benzodiazepines drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Depression. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.

Side Effects / Precautions

The side effects that can be experienced when taking Xanax include drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, memory problems, poor balance or coordination, slurred speech, trouble concentrating, and irritability. Other, less common, side effects can include diarrhoea, sweating, headache, nausea, blurred vision, and appetite changes.

Xanax does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.


Lexapro – One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from anxiety. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are Cymbalta, alprazolam, lorazepam, atenolol, Ativan, hydroxyzine, escitalopram.

Zoloft – Should you be suffering from Panic Disorder and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including sertraline, Prozac, clonazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, fluoxetine, Ativan.

Trazodone, – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from a Depression then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include citalopram, Zoloft, sertraline, Lexapro, Cymbalta, Celexa, Prozac.