Xanax XR (alprazolam) is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Alprazolam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Xanax XR is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression. Xanax XR may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Xanax XR is often used to treat disorders related to anxiety. Xanax XR may also be used to treat similar disorders, such as panic disorders and anxiety caused as a result of depression.