Alprazolam, also known under the trade names Xanax and Niravam, is a short-acting drug of the benzodiazepine class used to treat moderate to severe anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and as an adjunctive treatment for anxiety associated with clinical depression. It is also available in an extended release form, Xanax XR. Both forms are now available generically.
Before I researched this, I though Alprazolam was the generic of Xanax.
Panic disorders and anxiety disorders are treated by the unique potency of this drug.