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Alprazolam: Indications, dosage and adverse effects

CPD Hours



Mental health
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Alprazolam is an important drug in treating anxiety and panic disorders, however it comes with known risks that can have significant adverse effects on a person using the medication, including dependence.

Unfortunately it has also become a highly sought after drug for elicit use. For this and other reasons, it is a schedule 8 drug in Australia.

This is a brief module that outlines the indications, dosage, precautions, adverse effects and special precautions in the use of alprazolam.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Know why alprazolam is a schedule 8 drug.
  • Understand the indications for prescribing alprazolam.
  • Know the dosages for alprazolam.
  • Know the precautions and adverse effects associated with alprazolam.
  • Understand the special considerations for prescribing and use of alprazolam.

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