Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet

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Syncom Formulations I Limited

Composition for Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alpraf Tablet

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Uses of Alpraf Tablet

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

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

How Alpraf Tablet works

Alpraf 0.5mg tablet 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 Alpraf Tablet

Expert advice for Alpraf Tablet

  • If you are taking Alpraf 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 Alpraf, 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 Alpraf is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alpraf 0.5mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Encorate Syrup, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg Suspension

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 Alpraf 0.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam

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