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Composition for FAX A

Alprazolam(NA),Fluoxetine(NA)

food interaction for FAX A

alcohol interaction for FAX A

pregnancy interaction for FAX A

lactation interaction for FAX A

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Fax a tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Fax a tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Fax a 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Fax a tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for FAX A

Alprazolam(NA)

Uses

Alprazolam is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and short term anxiety.

How it works

Alprazolam 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
Fluoxetine(NA)

Uses

Fluoxetine is used in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobia.

How it works

Fluoxetine works in depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Nausea, Orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure), Pale colored skin, Panic attacks, Rash, Abnormal dreams, Abnormal liver function tests, Abnormal milk secretion from breasts, Agitation, Confusion, Altered mental state, Anxiety, Bone pain, Joint pain, Joint stiffness, Blood vessel inflammation, Blurred vision, Bruise, Convulsion, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Difficulty in swallowing, Eye swelling, Lip swelling, Fever, Flushing, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Hair loss, Hallucination, Headache, Impaired thought process, Impaired concentration, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Increased sweating, Indigestion, Insomnia, Irritation, Itching, Decreased white blood cell count, Extremes of being happy or sad, Muscle stiffness, Tremor, Muscle pain, Sexual dysfunction, Skin redness, Sleepiness, Frequent urge to urinate, Vaginal bleeding, Vomiting, Weight loss, Fatigue

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Expert advice for FAX A

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 FAX A

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.

Fluoxetine

Q.Is fluoxetine addictive?
No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluoxetine a mono amine oxidase inhibitor?
No, fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Q.Is fluoxetine a narcotic/controlled substance?
No, patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is fluoxetine safe?
Fluoxetine is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does fluoxetine cause headache/constipation/weight gain/sleepiness/fatigue?
Headache is a side effect with the use of fluoxetine however constipation/weight gain/sleepiness/fatigue has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects

Q.Can I take fluoxetine for anxiety?
No, it is used for the treatment of major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa and panic disorder

Q.Is fluoxetine a placebo?
No, it is an active drug belonging to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) antidepressants

Q.Is fluoxetine a stimulant?
No, fluoxetine belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants

Q.Can I take fluoxetine with diazepam/phentermine/naproxem/ amitriptyline/ paracetamol/Nyquil/tramadol/ ibuprofen/ citalopram?
With tramadol there is an increased risk of hypertension, amitriptyline may possibly change the blood levels of fluoxetine. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with diazepam, phentermine, naproxen, paracetamol, Nyquil, ibuprofen and citalopram. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly

Q.How long can I take fluoxetine?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)