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Stresnil 0.25 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Taking melatonin with alcohol may cause sleepiness and the effects may become even stronger.
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Stresnil 0.25 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.
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Stresnil 0.25 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Alprazolam(0.25mg)

Uses

Alprazolam is used in the treatment of anxiety

How it works

Alprazolam works 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

Sleepiness, Slurred speech, Memory impairment, Uncoordinated body movements, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Irritability, Constipation, Headache, Depression
Melatonin(3mg)

Uses

Melatonin is used in the treatment of insomnia and jet lag.

How it works

Melatonin works like a chemical messenger in the brain that helps to regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

Common side effects

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Expert advice FOR STRESNIL

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
     
  • Alprazolam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Alprazolam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Alprazolam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Alprazolam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Alprazolam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Frequently asked questions FOR STRESNIL

Alprazolam

Q. What is alprazolam used for?
Alprazolam 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 alprazolam safe?
Alprazolam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is alprazolam a sleeping pill?
No, alprazolam is a not a sleeping pill.
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Q. Is alprazolam a controlled substance?
Yes, alprazolam is a controlled substance.
Q. Is alprazolam addictive?
Yes, the use of alprazolam has addictive potential. Its use is associated with 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 opioid?
No, alprazolam is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
Q. Is alprazolam a MAO inhibitor?
No, alprazolam is not a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It has no known inhibitory action on mono-amine oxidase (MAO) enzyme.
Q. Is alprazolam a blood thinner?
No, alprazolam 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.
Q. Is alprazolam an anti-depressant?
No, alprazolam is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
Q. Is alprazolam used for sleep?
No, alprazolam is not indicated for sleep.
Q. Is alprazolam a narcotic substance?
No, alprazolam is not a narcotic substance.
Q. Is alprazolam banned in India?
No, alprazolam is not banned in India, however, it is available only by prescription from physician or doctor.
Q. Is alprazolam safe during pregnancy?
Alprazolam should not be used during pregnancy unless it is absolutely necessary and is advised by the doctor. Alprazolam use especially during the last trimester and before and during delivery can have harmful effects on the baby like respiratory depression (difficult and slow breathing) and these can stay even after the child is born.
Q. Is alprazolam habit forming substance?
Yes, alprazolam is a habit forming substance. It is possible to become dependent on alprazolam and there are high chances that you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking alprazolam. Please take alprazolam 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 alprazolam.
Q. Can I take alprazolam for a hangover?
No, alprazolam is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, alprazolam should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Q. Can I take alprazolam for alcohol withdrawal?
No, alprazolam is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Q. Does alprazolam reduce blood pressure?
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of alprazolam. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking alprazolam.
Q. Does alprazolam make you sleepy?
Yes, alprazolam makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of alprazolam. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed alprazolam and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Q. Does alprazolam expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, alprazolam also has an expiry date.
Q. Does alprazolam cause weight gain?
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with alprazolam. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking alprazolam.
Q. Does alprazolam cause hair loss?
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Alprazolam. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does alprazolam contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI)?
No, alprazolam does not contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).
Q. Can I take alprazolam with hydrocodone?
Alprazolam should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alprazolam belong to a class od 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 alprazolam with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between alprazolam 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 alprazolam with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of alprazolam and hence decrease the levels of alprazolam in the body which may decrease the effect of alprazolam and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with clonazepam?
Alprazolam 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 alprazolam with oxycodone?
Alprazolam should not be taken with oxycodone. Alprazolam 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 alprazolam with tramadol?
Alprazolam should not be taken with tramadol. Alprazolam 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 alprazolam with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between alprazolam 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 alprazolam with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between alprazolam 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 alprazolam with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between alprazolam and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Melatonin

Q. Is melatonin safe/ safe for kids?
Melatonin is safe when taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is however not recommended for use in children
Q. Can I take melatonin for a nap?
Melatonin is to be taken if you have persistent difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep or poor quality of sleep, that has no apparent cause. It should not be used for naps. Use should be strictly as per doctor's advice
Q. Is melatonin addictive or habit forming?
No. Melatonin doesn't have addictive or habit forming potential as long as it is taken as advised by doctor
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Q. Can I take melatonin with Ambien/ Zoloft/ Prozac/ Lexapro/ prednisone/ Nyquil/Advil/ Klonopin/ Cymbalta/ wine?
Melatonin increases the calming or sleep inducing effects of Ambien (Zolpidem), Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin (clonazepam). No major interactions are reported during usage of melatonin and Zoloft (sertraline)/ Lexapro (escitalopram)/ prednisone/ Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine and pseudoephedrine)/ Advil (ibuprofen)/ Cymbalta (duloxetine). Alcohol in wine reduces the sleep inducing effect of melatonin
Q. Is melatonin a hormone?
Melatonin is a natural, non-addicting hormone supplement that helps induce sleep by setting biological clock of the body
Q. Is melatonin available in India?
Yes, melatonin is available in India
Q. Can I take melatonin for an insomnia/ anxiety?
Melatonin has been indicated for the treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness) but not anxiety
Q. Can I take melatonin for long periods of time?
Melatonin should be taken only for a period of 3 months (13 weeks) at a time. Further use should be strictly as per the doctor's advice
Q. Does melatonin cause headaches/ constipation/ cancer/ acne?
Melatonin causes headaches and constipation in some patients. No data is available on whether it causes cancer or acne
Q. Does melatonin expire?
Like other medications, melatonin also expires. Expiry date is printed on medicine package/box, beyond which the medicine should not be used.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)