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Xanax is a brand name for the drug alprazolam, a benzodiazepine medication commonly prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and sometimes other conditions like insomnia and certain types of seizures. It works by enhancing the effects of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, leading to a calming effect on the central nervous system. The medication helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety and panic by inducing relaxation and reducing excessive brain activity associated with these conditions. However, due to its potential for abuse and dependence, Xanax should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional and according to prescribed dosage instructions. Misuse of Xanax can lead to addiction, tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, and other adverse effects.