Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR

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Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alora Tablet SR

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Uses of Alora Tablet SR

Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.
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Side effects of Alora Tablet SR

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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 Alora Tablet SR

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 Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR at a fixed time.

How Alora Tablet SR works

Alora 0.5mg tablet sr 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 Alora Tablet SR

Expert advice for Alora Tablet SR

  • If you are taking Alora 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 Alora, 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 Alora is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR 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
Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR 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
Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients wi
th kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patient
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Azibey 200mg Suspension, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Azita 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alora 0.5mg Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam

Alora 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.
Alora is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Yes, the use of Alora has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Alora is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
No, Alora is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
No, Alora 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, Alora 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, Alora is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
No, Alora is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.
No, Alora is not banned in India, however, it is available only by prescription from physician or doctor.
Yes, Alora is a habit forming substance. It is possible to become dependent on Alora and there are high chances that you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Alora. Please take Alora 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 Alora.
No, Alora is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Alora should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Yes, Alora 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, Alora is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Alora should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
No, Alora is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Alora. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Alora.
Yes, Alora makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Alora. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Alora and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Yes, Alora 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 Alora. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Alora.
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Alora. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
No, Alora does not contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).
Q. Can I take Alora with hydrocodone?
Alora should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alora 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 Alora with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between Alora 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 Alora with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Alora and hence decrease the levels of Alora in the body which may decrease the effect of Alora and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alora with clonazepam?
Alora 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 Alora with oxycodone?
Alora should not be taken with oxycodone. Alora 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 Alora with tramadol?
Alora should not be taken with tramadol. Alora 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 Alora with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between Alora 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 Alora with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between Alora 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 Alora with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between Alora and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
No, Alora should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
No, Alora 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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