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Avoid Destres 0.25mg/20mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
Destres 0.25mg/20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking Propranolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Destres 0.25mg/20mg 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.
Destres 0.25mg/20mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Alprazolam is used to treat excessive fear or nervousness (anxiety), anxiety associated depression and panic disorders (sudden episodes of intense fear or discomfort). 

How it works

Alprazolam belongs to the class of drugs called benzodiazepines. It acts in the brain and alters chemical activity in the brain to decrease abnormal excitement, reduce anxiety and worry, and promotes sleep.

Common side effects

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


It is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, heart disease, anxiety and uncontrolled shaking (tremors), chest pain and migraine headaches. It is also used to prevent bleeding in the stomach and food pipe in patients with swollen blood vessels due to liver disease.

How it works

Propranolol belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. Propranolol works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in the body (such as epinephrine) that affect the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.

Common side effects

Altered sleep, Bradycardia, Bronchospasm, Cardiac conduction abnormalities, Decreased sexual function, Decreased libido, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Gastrointesinal symptoms, Increased glucose level in blood, Decreased blood pressure, Ischemia


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Expert advice for DESTRES

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 DESTRES


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.


Q. What is betacap tr, inderal, and ciplar?
These are various brand (proprietary) names for propranolol medicine. Propranolol is a beta blocker drug which works to correct the heart rhythm.
Q. Is propranolol safe?
Propranolol belongs to beta blocker class and works on heart rhythm so caution has to be observed before usage. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking propranolol. Propranolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is propranolol addictive?
No. Propranolol doesn’t seem to have habit forming potential.
Q. Is propranolol MAO inhibitor or a statin?
No. Propranolol belongs to a medical class called beta blockers and works to correct abnormal heart rhythm along with other uses.
Q. Is propranolol safe for long term use?
Yes, it can be used for long term based on indication.
Q. Is propranolol available over the counter?
No. Propranolol is available only when a valid prescription is produced.
Q. Is propranolol used to treat anxiety?
Yes. Propranolol can be used to mitigate tremors associated with the anxiety.
Q. Is propranolol used for migraines?
In certain situations, propranolol has proved to be effective in preventing migraine attacks but additional data is required to support this usage.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)