Exal 0.5mg Tablet

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Composition for Exal 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 Exal Tablet

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Uses of Exal Tablet

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

How Exal Tablet works

Exal 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 Exal Tablet

Expert advice for Exal Tablet

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

Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam

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