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Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Alprogard Tablet

Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety.

Alprogard Tablet side effects

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

How to use Alprogard 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. Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alprogard Tablet works

Alprogard 0.50 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.

Alprogard Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alprogard 0.50 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
Alprogard 0.50 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
Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alprogard Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alprogard 0.50 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

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet 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 Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet, 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 Alprogard 0.50 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alprogard 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 Alprogard

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Sir I am suffering with day time anxiety and tension since 2 years ,Plz suggest gud medication
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Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/stresscom-capsule-otc139026One ?one capsules morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
I had a break up last year. Now am studying for competitive exams but after one year i cant concentrate on my studies. I try realy hard but i cant please suggest me something.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Inability to concentrate can be because of stress, anxiety, boredom, preoccupation with a bothersome thought or Attention Deficit Disorders. Identifying the cause helps us deal with the problem. In your case, it seems to be largely due to stress of break up for which you may need psychological support as the incident has occurred long time back but you haven't overcome it yet. In the mean time, make a time schedule for the day. Include regular exercise and stress reducing activities like sports or a hobby. Make small goals and revise within 12 hours of studying a topic. If you can't study alone, find a study partner.
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FAQs

Q. What is Alprogard used for?

Alprogard 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 Alprogard safe?

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

Q. Is Alprogard addictive (habit-forming)?

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

Q. Is Alprogard an opioid?

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

Q. Is Alprogard an anti-depressant?

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

Q. Is Alprogard a narcotic substance?

No, Alprogard 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 Alprogard for a hangover?

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

Q. Can I take Alprogard for anxiety?

Yes, Alprogard 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 Alprogard for heart palpitations?

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

Q. Can I take Alprogard for alcohol withdrawal?

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

Q. Does Alprogard reduce blood pressure?

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

Q. Does Alprogard make you sleepy?

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

Q. Does Alprogard expire?

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

Q. Does Alprogard cause weight gain?

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

Q. Can the use of Alprogard cause hair loss?

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

Q. Can I take Alprogard with hydrocodone?

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

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

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

Q. Can I take Alprogard with clonazepam?

Alprogard 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 Alprogard with oxycodone?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Can I take Alprogard for pain?

No, Alprogard 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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