Common brand names: Xanax, Xanax XR and Niravam.

Xanax is commonly used 'off-label' (which means that it is not formally approved by the US FDA but has shown good anecdotal efficacy in treating the disorder) for the following disorders:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Other anxiety disorders
  • Anxiety associated with depression
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and other somatic symptoms associated with anxiety disorders
  • Insomnia