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Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alfresh Tablet

Uses of Alfresh Tablet

Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety.

Alfresh Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Alfresh are Memory impairment, Dizziness, Tiredness, Sleepiness, Confusion, Uncoordinated body movements.

How to use Alfresh Tablet

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. Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alfresh Tablet works

Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Alfresh Tablet

Expert advice for Alfresh Tablet

  • If you are taking Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet 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 Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet, 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 Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet is very high.
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Alfresh Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Alfresh Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alfresh Tablet?

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If you miss a dose of Alfresh 0.5 mg Tablet, 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

Questions Related to Alfresh

Sir I am suffering with day time anxiety and tension since 2 years ,Plz suggest gud medication
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/stresscom-capsule-otc139026One ?one capsules morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
I had a break up last year. Now am studying for competitive exams but after one year i cant concentrate on my studies. I try realy hard but i cant please suggest me something.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Inability to concentrate can be because of stress, anxiety, boredom, preoccupation with a bothersome thought or Attention Deficit Disorders. Identifying the cause helps us deal with the problem. In your case, it seems to be largely due to stress of break up for which you may need psychological support as the incident has occurred long time back but you haven't overcome it yet. In the mean time, make a time schedule for the day. Include regular exercise and stress reducing activities like sports or a hobby. Make small goals and revise within 12 hours of studying a topic. If you can't study alone, find a study partner.
Spasm in the stomach since layrs I have IBS and oftenspasms are very distressing said there is no organic cause my father too has IBS
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
IBS is a psychosomatic condition largely due to anxiety and stress. Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade . Dealing with anxiety requires identifying what is being perceived as threatening by the mind. Start by making a stress diary. Identify what causes stress. Ask why it causes stress. Is it a negative presumption about the even or a reality that is bothering you. Then figure out, how you have been dealing with the stressor. If the way you handle stress doesn't help, figure out the alternatives . If you by yourself are not able to do this exercise, consult a psychotherapist.
The Only problem is I ejaculate very early and I have too much of anxietyany medication to help that
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/patanjali-ashvashila-capsule-otc324812One ?one capsules morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
Why i can not concentrate on study and I can not sleep in nightPls tell me how my problem will solved?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Inability to concentrate can be because of stress, anxiety, boredom, preoccupation with a bothersome thought or Attention Deficit Disorders. Identifying the cause helps us deal with the problem. In the mean time, make a time schedule for the day. Include regular exercise and stress reducing activities like sports or a hobby. Make small goals and reward yourself for completing them. For students- Make a realistic schedule based on your speed and ability. Revise within twenty four hours of studying a topic. If you can't study alone, find a study partner.
Sir,I am not able to concentrate on my studies and i get things forgotten early.whenever i sit for study i start to dream somenthing about past or future.please help me
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Tips to improve memory, concentration and Performance. Concentration is a function of mood state and memory. Anxiety and sad mood disturb adequate memory function as one is occupied with negative thoughts and apprehensions. This leads to more focus on how to protect oneself than pay attention to issues which the brain finds unnecessary for survival. 1. Relax- Stress and tension disturb the ability to attend to surroundings and affect concentration. Breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, pursuing a creative hobby, sports, all have the ability to relax based on individual preference. 2. Adequate Sleep- Sleep is necessary fir brain's adequate Neuro chemical functioning. Inadequate sleep affects concentration, memory and emotional control among other things. 3. Healthy Diet- Every cell in body requires nourishment. Adequate Iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3 are particularly important in good neuronal function. A balance diet is necessary. Avoid high fat and sugar containing foods. 4. Physical Exercise- It helps reduce stress, promote secretion of endorphins and improves physical stamina which all aid in performance. 5. Mental Exercise- Crosswords, puzzles, sudoku, brain games promote logical and analytical thinking and aid in neural synapse development.
I amit asking a question for her she was taking medicines like Alprax and clonotril. I did't know why. Is theses drugs are ok to take? Or It has some specifications? She was unable to speak and walk and after taking these medicines she goes to endless sleep. (I'm her college friend and she ask me to brought these medicines).
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. No, this is not at all normal to take these medicines as these are anti anxiety medicines and have high addiction potential. However, there are indications for the use like severe anxiety.

Frequently asked questions about Alfresh Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Alprazolam
Q. What is Alfresh used for?
Alfresh 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.
Q. Is Alfresh safe?
Alfresh is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Alfresh addictive (habit-forming)?
Yes, the use of Alfresh has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Alfresh is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
Q. Is Alfresh an opioid?
No, Alfresh is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
Q. Is Alfresh an anti-depressant?
No, Alfresh is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
Q. Is Alfresh a narcotic substance?
No, Alfresh is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.
Q. Can I take Alfresh for a hangover?
No, Alfresh is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Alfresh should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Q. Can I take Alfresh for anxiety?
Yes, Alfresh 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.
Q. Can I take Alfresh for heart palpitations?
No, Alfresh is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Alfresh should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Alfresh for alcohol withdrawal?
No, Alfresh is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Q. Does Alfresh reduce blood pressure?
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Alfresh. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Alfresh.
Q. Does Alfresh make you sleepy?
Yes, Alfresh makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Alfresh. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Alfresh and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Q. Does Alfresh expire?
Yes, Alfresh like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Q. Does Alfresh cause weight gain?
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Alfresh. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Alfresh.
Q. Can the use of Alfresh cause hair loss?
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Alfresh. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I take Alfresh with hydrocodone?
Alfresh should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alfresh 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 Alfresh with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between Alfresh 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 Alfresh with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Alfresh and hence decrease the levels of Alfresh in the body which may decrease the effect of Alfresh and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alfresh with clonazepam?
Alfresh 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 Alfresh with oxycodone?
Alfresh should not be taken with oxycodone. Alfresh 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 Alfresh with tramadol?
Alfresh should not be taken with tramadol. Alfresh 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 Alfresh with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between Alfresh 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 Alfresh with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between Alfresh 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 Alfresh with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between Alfresh and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alfresh for the rest of my life?
No, Alfresh should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Alfresh for pain?
No, Alfresh 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Alfresh with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Alfresh with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid
Alfresh with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma
Alfresh with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin
Alfresh with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep
Alfresh with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise
Alfresh with Rabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rabeprazole: Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure
Alfresh with Pantoprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pantoprazole: Altole, Pandosun
Alfresh with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Oxzey
Alfresh with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
Alfresh with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx

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