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Xanax is a widely prescribed medication known by its generic name, alprazolam. Available in tablet form, it belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs, acting as a central nervous system depressant. Typically, Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders by enhancing the effects of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The small, oval-shaped tablets are scored for easy dosage adjustment and come in various strengths.

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