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Xanax is a benzodiazepine used for anxiety control.
Xanax has several side effects like risk of fall, memory loss, problem with breathing given history of asthma.
Hence, other safer medications like clonidine or hydroxyzine can be used at lower dosage.
Xanax should be avoided if possible.
In resistant cases, lorazepam is better option given that it is short acting.
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