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Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction of Alprax Tablet SR

Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety, panic disorder, and insomnia. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR is taken by mouth with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes memory impairment, depression, and confusion. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may cause weight gain or weight loss as it can vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly. Weight loss can be managed by increasing food portions and consulting a dietitian.

Uses of Alprax Tablet SR

Alprax Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

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

How Alprax Tablet SR works

Alprax 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.

Alprax Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alprax 0.5 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alprax Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Alprax 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

  • 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.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alprax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alprax

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Sir, i am suffering for anxiety from 3 day due to the personal life problems. My mind is constantly think about suicide. I don't know that to do. Did i take Alprax for that brand name Xanax
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Start tab censpram. 5 mg daily Visit a psychiatrist
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.
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FAQs

Q. What is Alprax used for?

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.

Q. Is Alprax safe?

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

Q. Is Alprax addictive (habit-forming)?

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.

Q. Is Alprax an opioid?

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

Q. Is Alprax an anti-depressant?

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

Q. Is Alprax a narcotic substance?

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.

Q. Can I take Alprax for a hangover?

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.

Q. Can I take Alprax for anxiety?

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.

Q. Can I take Alprax for heart palpitations?

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.

Q. Can I take Alprax for alcohol withdrawal?

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

Q. Does Alprax reduce blood pressure?

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.

Q. Does Alprax make you sleepy?

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.

Q. Does Alprax expire?

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

Q. Does Alprax cause weight gain?

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.

Q. Can the use of Alprax cause hair loss?

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.

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.

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

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

Q. Can I take Alprax for pain?

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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