Generic Name and Drug Class
The generic name of this medicine is Alprazolam Orally Disintegrating Tablets, which belongs to the class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines.
Discontinuation of Niravam Brand Name
The Niravam brand name has been discontinued in the United States. However, if generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.
This medicine is a benzodiazepine drug. The use of a benzodiazepine drug along with opioid drugs has led to very bad side effects. Side effects that have happened include slowed or trouble breathing and death. Opioid drugs include drugs like codeine, oxycodone, and morphine. Opioid drugs are used to treat pain and some are used to treat cough. Talk with your doctor.
If you are taking Niravam (alprazolam orally disintegrating tablets) with an opioid drug, get medical help right away if you feel very sleepy or dizzy; if you have slow, shallow, or trouble breathing; or if you pass out. Caregivers or others need to get medical help right away if the patient does not respond, does not answer or react like normal, or will not wake up.
Uses of Niravam
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Niravam?
You should inform your doctor if:
This is not a complete list of all drugs or health problems that may interact with Niravam (alprazolam orally disintegrating tablets). Therefore, you should tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Niravam (alprazolam orally disintegrating tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Niravam?