Alprocam 0.5mg Tablet

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M D C Pharmaceuticals P Ltd

Composition for Alprocam 0.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alprocam Tablet

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Uses of Alprocam Tablet

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

How Alprocam Tablet works

Alprocam 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 Alprocam Tablet

Expert advice for Alprocam Tablet

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

Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam

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