Alprax 1mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Alprax 1mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is used to treat anxiety. It alters brain activity, calms it, and provides relief from panic attacks by relaxing the nerves.

Alprax 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a 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. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

The most common side effect of this medicine is lightheadedness. 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 also 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 foods, and exercise regularly. Weight loss can be managed by increasing food portions and consulting a dietitian. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time then regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Uses of Alprax Tablet

Benefits of Alprax Tablet

In Anxiety

Alprax 1mg Tablet reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping it suddenly can cause serious problems. So, do not stop taking it without discussing with your doctor.

In Panic disorder

Alprax 1mg Tablet can help relieve symptoms of many panic disorders including panic attacks. It can help you feel calmer and improve your ability to deal with problems. Do not stop taking it, even when you feel better, unless your doctor advises you to.

Side effects of Alprax Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alprax

  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Alprax 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. Alprax 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alprax Tablet works

Alprax 1mg Tablet 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alprax 1mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alprax 1mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alprax 1mg Tablet 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 1mg Tablet 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 1mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alprax 1mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alprax 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alprax 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alprax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alprax 1mg Tablet, 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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Quick Tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Alprax 1mg Tablet used for?

Alprax 1mg Tablet 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 the stress of day to day life situations.

Q. Is Alprax 1mg Tablet safe?

Alprax 1mg Tablet is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Alprax 1mg Tablet addictive (habit-forming)?

Yes, the use of Alprax 1mg Tablet has addictive potential. Its use is associated with the risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Alprax 1mg Tablet is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Is Alprax 1mg Tablet an opioid?

No, Alprax 1mg Tablet is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Alprax 1mg Tablet an anti-depressant?

No, Alprax 1mg Tablet is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Alprax 1mg Tablet a narcotic substance?

No, Alprax 1mg Tablet 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 1mg Tablet for a hangover?

No, Alprax 1mg Tablet is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Alprax 1mg Tablet should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.

Q. Can I take Alprax 1mg Tablet for anxiety?

Yes, Alprax 1mg Tablet 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 the stress of day to day life situations.

Q. Does Alprax 1mg Tablet reduce blood pressure?

Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than the prescribed dose of Alprax 1mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Alprax 1mg Tablet.

Q. Does Alprax 1mg Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, Alprax 1mg Tablet makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Alprax 1mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Alprax 1mg Tablet and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.

Q. Does Alprax 1mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Alprax 1mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience a disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Alprax 1mg Tablet.

Q. Can I take Alprax 1mg Tablet with hydrocodone?

Alprax 1mg Tablet should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alprax 1mg Tablet belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and hydrocodone belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tendency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Alprax 1mg Tablet with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Alprax 1mg Tablet 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 1mg Tablet for the rest of my life?

No, Alprax 1mg Tablet should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Alprax 1mg Tablet for pain?

No, Alprax 1mg Tablet 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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