Xanax is a tranquilizer (anxiogenic medication) with antidepressant, hypnotic, and anticoagulant action. The principle active ingredient is the derivative of triazole-benzodiazepine. For the treatment of depressive conditions and other mental disorders, Xanax pills containing 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg or 3 mg of the active substance may be prescribed.
Xanax inhibits spinal reflexes, limbic system, thalamus and hypothalamus in poly synaptic form. Anxiety and emotional stress diminish under its influence, and a sense of anxiety and fear is diminished. Xanax causes relaxation of the muscles and has a gently hypnotic effect. Patients fall asleep quicker while taking Xanax, the length of the sleep increases, and the number of nocturnal awakenings decreases.