Xanax - Alprazolam is an FDA-approved medication that is used to treat panic disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and anxiety associated with depression, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping). Xanax (alprazolam), an anti-panic and anti-anxiety medication, is in the group of drugs known as benzodiazepines, a class of antidepressants, anti-panic agents, and muscle relaxants. Xanax is only available by prescription.
Xanax is usually used as a short term treatment for major anxiety and certain phobias. Xanax is not usually necessary to relieve everyday stress or anxiety.