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ANCOLAM 1.5MG TABLET SR

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Composition for ANCOLAM

Alprazolam(1.5 mg)

food interaction for ANCOLAM

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lactation interaction for ANCOLAM

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ancolam 1.5mg tablet sr at a fixed time.
Avoid Ancolam 1.5mg tablet sr with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Ancolam 1.5mg tablet sr may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Ancolam 1.5mg tablet sr 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Ancolam 1.5mg tablet sr is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for ANCOLAM

Alprazolam(1.5 mg)

Uses

Ancolam 1.5mg tablet sr is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and short term anxiety.

How it works

Ancolam 1.5mg tablet sr induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Headache, Irritation, Lightheadedness, Abnormal involuntary movements, Altered speech, Depression

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Expert advice for ANCOLAM

Do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting the doctor. 
Avoid driving after taking alprazolam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness and confusion.
Avoid consuming alcohol when taking alprazolam, it may cause excessive drowsiness and sedation.
It is unsafe to consume alprazolam during pregnancy. 

Frequently asked questions for ANCOLAM

Alprazolam

Q.Are alprazolam/alprax/xanax same?
Yes. Alprax, xanax, restyl, trika are trade names for active drug alprazolam

Q.Is alprazolam/alprax/xanax/restyl/trika safe?
Yes. Alprazolam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is alprazolam/alprax/alprax 0.25/alprax 0.5/xanax/restyl/trika a sleeping pill or a sleeping tablet?
No. Alprazolam is a not used as a sleeping pill

Q.What is trika 0.25 used for?
The active drug in trika 0.25 is alprazolam 0.25 mg. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety-associated disorders

Q.Is alprazolam a controlled substance?
Yes. Alprazolam is a controlled substance

Q.Is alprazolam/alprax/trika addictive?
Yes. Use of alprazolam is associated with the risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of alprazolam is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms

Q.Is alprazolam an opiate?
No. Alprazolam belongs to a class to drugs called benzodiazepines

Q.Is alprazolam a MAO inhibitor?
No. Alprazolam has no known inhibitory action on enzymes mono-amine oxidase (MAO). Alprazolam belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines and is used to relieve excess anxiety

Q.Is alprazolam a blood thinner?
No. Alprazolam has no known effect on blood thinning. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines and is used to relieve excess anxiety

Q.Is alprazolam an anti-depressant?
No. Alprazolam is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety-associated disorders. At prescribed doses, alprazolam is not used as an anti-depressant.

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)