Xanax XR is a brand name for the extended-release formulation of alprazolam, which is a medication primarily prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders.
The extended-release version of Xanax is designed to provide a slower release of the active ingredient into the body compared to the immediate-release version. This means that Xanax XR is formulated to have a longer duration of action, allowing for more stable blood levels over time and potentially reducing the frequency of dosing.
Take this medication(Xanax XR®) by mouth as directed by your doctor. Dosage of Xanax XR® is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. Your dose may be gradually increased until the drug starts working well. Follow your doctor’s instructions closely to reduce the risk of side effects.
Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.