Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alprax Tablet SR

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Uses of Alprax Tablet SR

Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.
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Side effects of Alprax 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 Alprax 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 Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR at a fixed time.

How Alprax Tablet SR works

Alprax 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 Alprax Tablet SR

Expert advice for Alprax Tablet SR

  • If you are taking Alprax 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 Alprax, 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 Alprax is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alprax 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
Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR is probably usafe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients w
ith kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR 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 Alprax 0.5mg Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam

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