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Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics Drug Monograph(Alprazolam)

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Drug Monograph(Alprazolam)-alprazolam nursing implications

Keiser University

Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics

DRUGS 2
Drug Name: Alprazolam (Alprazolam Intensol, Apo-Alpraz (CAN), Niravam, Novo-Alprazol
(CAN), Xanax, Xanax TS (CAN), Xanax XR)
Drug Classifications:
Therapeutic: Antianxiety, Anti-panic
Pharmacologic: Benzodiazepine
Pharmacotherapeutics: To control anxiety disorders, relieve anxiety (short term therapy), or
treat anxiety associated with depression.
Pharmacodynamics: May increase effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and other
inhibitory neurotransmitters by binding to specific benzodiazepine receptors in the limbic and
cortical areas of the CNS. GABA inhibits excitatory stimulation, which helps control emotional
behavior. The limbic system contains many benzodiazepine receptors, which may help explain
drug’s antianxiety effec

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