Xanax, also known by its generic name alprazolam, is a prescription medication that belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs. Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants and are primarily used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. In some cases, they may also be used to treat seizures, but this is not their primary use.
If a person is experiencing seizures, they should seek medical attention immediately. While benzodiazepines like Xanax can help to prevent seizures in some cases, they should only be used under the guidance of a doctor and as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Benzodiazepines can be habit-forming and may lead to addiction if used improperly or for an extended period of time.