Alprest 0.5mg Tablet

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Morepen Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Alprest 0.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alprest Tablet

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Uses of Alprest Tablet

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

How Alprest Tablet works

Alprest 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 Alprest Tablet

Expert advice for Alprest Tablet

  • If you are taking Alprest 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 Alprest, 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 Alprest is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alprest 0.5mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alprest 0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alprest 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
Alprest 0.5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Alprest 0.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Alprest 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wit
h kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alprest 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alprest 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alprest 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Azibey 200mg Suspension, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Azita 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alprest 0.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam

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