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Alora 0.5 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Alora Tablet SR

Alora Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

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

How Alora Tablet SR works

Alora 0.5 mg Tablet SR 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.

Alora Tablet SR related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Alora Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Alora 0.5 mg Tablet SR, 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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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Alora 0.5 mg Tablet SR for the treatment of anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alora

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I am experiencing Severe anxiety through out my life.I am diagnosed having OCD and taking Fluoxetine 20mg daily for 6 years. My doctor also prescribed me Alprazolam 0.5mg SR, and Propanolol 40 for Anxiety. Now the doctor is saying to stop medicines, if i stop or reduce dosage the anxiety is coming again. What can i do ?
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
We understand your concern. My advice would be increasing Fluoxetine and reducing alprazolamAs Alprazolam is addictiveOnce you are stable in Fluoxetine than further we can try to reduce medications
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Dr. Vijay Gogoi
Psychiatrist
Its always helpful if you can provide generic name of a drug, instead of BRAND NAME. Anyway, lonna 0.5 seems to be Clonazepam. It is abenzodiazepine group of drug and is used as an axiolytic. prescribed for anxiety disorders.
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FAQs

Q. What is Alora used for?

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.

Q. Is Alora safe?

Alora is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Alora addictive (habit-forming)?

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.

Q. Is Alora an opioid?

No, Alora is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Alora an anti-depressant?

No, Alora is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Alora a narcotic substance?

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.

Q. Can I take Alora for a hangover?

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.

Q. Can I take Alora for anxiety?

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.

Q. Can I take Alora for heart palpitations?

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.

Q. Can I take Alora for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Alora is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Alora reduce blood pressure?

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.

Q. Does Alora make you sleepy?

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.

Q. Does Alora expire?

Yes, Alora like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.

Q. Does Alora cause weight gain?

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.

Q. Can the use of Alora cause hair loss?

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.

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.

Q. Can I take Alora for the rest of my life?

No, Alora should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Alora for pain?

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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