Alam OD 12.5% Capsule

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Vintech Formulations

Composition for Alam 12.5% Capsule

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alam Capsule

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Uses of Alam Capsule

Alam OD 12.5% Capsule is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.
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Side effects of Alam Capsule

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Sleepiness, Slurred speech, Memory impairment, Uncoordinated body movements, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Irritability, Constipation, Headache, Depression.

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How to use Alam Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alam OD 12.5% Capsule at a fixed time.

How Alam Capsule works

Alam od 12.5% capsule is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Alam Capsule

Expert advice for Alam Capsule

  • If you are taking Alam for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Alam, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Alam is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alam OD 12.5% Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alam OD 12.5% Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alam OD 12.5% Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Alam OD 12.5% Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Alam OD 12.5% Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Alam OD 12.5% Capsule is probably safe to use in patients wi
th kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alam OD 12.5% Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alam OD 12.5% Capsule should be used with caution in patient
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alam OD 12.5% Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet, Encorate Syrup, Azivent 500mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Alprazolam, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alam 12.5% Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam

Alam is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not to be used for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.
Alam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Yes, the use of Alam has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Alam is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
No, Alam is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
No, Alam is not a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It has no known inhibitory action on monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzyme. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines.
No, Alam has no known effect on blood or any action as blood thinner. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines and is used to relieve excess anxiety.
No, Alam is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
No, Alam is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.
No, Alam is not banned in India, however, it is available only by prescription from physician or doctor.
Yes, Alam is a habit forming substance. It is possible to become dependent on Alam and there are high chances that you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Alam. Please take Alam only as advised by your doctor. Kindly inform your doctor if you have a history of using habit forming substances as your doctor would be able to advise you better regarding the use of Alam.
No, Alam is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Alam should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Yes, Alam is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not recommended for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.
No, Alam is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Alam should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
No, Alam is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Alam. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Alam.
Yes, Alam makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Alam. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Alam and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Yes, Alam like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Alam. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Alam.
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Alam. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
No, Alam does not contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).
Q. Can I take Alam with hydrocodone?
Alam should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alam belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and hydrocodone belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alam with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between Alam and paracetamol. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alam with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Alam and hence decrease the levels of Alam in the body which may decrease the effect of Alam and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alam with clonazepam?
Alam should not be taken with clonazepam as both the medicines belong to the same class of medicines called benzodiazepines. When taken together, they can cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alam with oxycodone?
Alam should not be taken with oxycodone. Alam belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and oxycodone belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alam with tramadol?
Alam should not be taken with tramadol. Alam belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and tramadol belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alam with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between Alam and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alam with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between Alam and sertraline. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alam with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between Alam and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
No, Alam should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
No, Alam is not indicated for the treatment of any kind of pain. It belongs to the class of benzodiazepines and is indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
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