Alprazolam is the generic name of brand Xanax, which contains the active ingredient Alprazolam. These pills are white colored, but its generic formulation (alprazolam) comes in yellow or green color. The generic version of the medication also comes in bars that are being scored, thus making it easy to be broken and consumed in smaller doses by people who are suffering from anxiety related issues.
How Generic Xanax helps in treating Anxiety?
Active Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine which is used for controlling anxiety and also as sedatives. This benzodiazepine acts on the brain receptors known as GABA receptor. This action of the benzodiazepine will stimulate the release of neurotransmitter in the brain called the GABA – gamma-aminobutyric acid.
As the name indicates, the neurotransmitters transmit the messages to the nerve cells. The gamma amino butyric acid is efficient nerve calming agents and hence are better referred to as neurotransmitters. GABA helps in inducing sleep by balancing the nerve activity that happens in the brain and by relaxing the muscles. Indeed, these actions bring down the levels of anxiety in an anxiety-obsessed individual.
Generic Alprazolam when consumed helps in relaxing the muscles and reducing the anxiety levels. This happens due to the additional calming effect of the GABA. The activity of the gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain is increased upon consumption of the medication. And, this is how the calming effect of GABA works wonders in the brain.