Xanax is the brand name of a compound called alprazolam, a member of the benzodiazepine family. It is often prescribed as an anti-anxiety medication (anxiolytic). It is not to be confused with opiate-derived painkillers.
This image shows the formulation that gives alprazolam the nickname “bars”.
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