Definition of Xanax in English:

Xanax

noun

  • trademark for alprazolam
    • ‘A cousin of the popular anti-anxiety drug Xanax, Ativan is used to promote relaxation and can be used for pain and nausea.’
    • ‘Many people need to taper the dose gradually to stop drugs like Ativan, Valium or Xanax.’
    • ‘Suddenly stopping antidepressants like Effexor, Paxil or Zoloft or nerve pills such as Ativan or Xanax can cause a range of reactions.’
    • ‘I have the Xanax should I need it, but so far I have not even filled the prescription for it.’
    • ‘He also admits he still takes painkillers Xanax and Motrin every day to cure his headaches..’
    • ‘Pharmacists tell us that the heartburn and ulcer drug Zantac can easily be confused with the sound-alike anti-anxiety agent Xanax.’
    • ‘The new physician said that Xanax was addictive and prescribed Prozac instead.’
    • ‘He says he's taking weak pharmacy painkillers like Motrin and Xanax, despite medical advice he should consider Vicodin.’
    • ‘So-called benzos - benzodiazepines include prescription downers such as Valium and Xanax - are commonly mixed with methadone.’
    • ‘Because Xanax is such a short-acting drug, it too can cause rebound anxiety and insomnia as it wears off.’

Pronunciation:

Xanax

/ˈzanˌaks/