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Alpro 20 mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Alpro Tablet

Alpro Tablet side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Alpro 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. Alpro 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alpro Tablet works

Alpro 20 mg 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.

Alpro Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alpro 20 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alpro 20 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Alpro 20 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Alpro 20 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Alpro 20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alpro 20 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alpro 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alpro 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alpro Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alpro 20 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Alpro 20 mg Tablet for the treatment of anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • 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.
  • If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alpro 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 Alpro

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I am suffering from panic disorder i take clonazepam 0.5mg and propanolol 20mg OD when i take drug everything is good no anxiety at all if don't take anxiety increases how i avoid dependency to these drug
Dr. Varun Mehta
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT need to consult a psychologist who can teach you techniques to control your panic attacks which will help in reducing the dose of medications
Sir Mujhe fludac 20mg chodne ke tips Bataye
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. Treatment for Recurrent Depressive Disorder , psychotic disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder and OCD usually lasts for much longer.To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions. Since fluoxetine has a long half life, it can be stopped immediately.
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FAQs

Q. What is Alpro used for?

Alpro 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 Alpro safe?

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

Q. Is Alpro addictive (habit-forming)?

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

Q. Is Alpro an opioid?

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

Q. Is Alpro an anti-depressant?

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

Q. Is Alpro a narcotic substance?

No, Alpro 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 Alpro for a hangover?

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

Q. Can I take Alpro for anxiety?

Yes, Alpro 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 Alpro for heart palpitations?

No, Alpro is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Alpro should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Alpro for alcohol withdrawal?

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

Q. Does Alpro reduce blood pressure?

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

Q. Does Alpro make you sleepy?

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

Q. Does Alpro expire?

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

Q. Does Alpro cause weight gain?

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

Q. Can the use of Alpro cause hair loss?

It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Alpro. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take Alpro with hydrocodone?

Alpro should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alpro 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 Alpro with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Alpro 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 Alpro with prednisone?

Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Alpro and hence decrease the levels of Alpro in the body which may decrease the effect of Alpro and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Alpro with clonazepam?

Alpro 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 Alpro with oxycodone?

Alpro should not be taken with oxycodone. Alpro 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 Alpro with tramadol?

Alpro should not be taken with tramadol. Alpro 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 Alpro with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Alpro 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 Alpro with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Alpro 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 Alpro with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Alpro 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 Alpro for the rest of my life?

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

Q. Can I take Alpro for pain?

No, Alpro 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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