SALT INFORMATIONAlprazolam(1 mg)
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
uncoordinated body movements, irritability, hypersensitivity reactions., double or blurred vision, hyperactivity, hallucinations, over-excited, changes in sex drive, drowsiness, slurred speech, Sleepiness, confusion, depression, urge to vomit, light-heacheness, shakiness, constipation, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, dizziness, Nervousness, anxiety, inability to sleep, muscle spasms or weakness, difficulty in speaking, agitation, dry mouth, loss of concentration and memory
Do consult your doctor before taking alprazolam if you have,
- Ever felt depressed to the extent of trying to kill yourself.
- Ever had hospitalized due to any mental illness.
- Any problems with kidney, liver or lungs.
- Previously taken other medications for anxiety.
- History of alcohol or drug abuse.
Do not discontinue use of alprazolam abruptly. Abrupt discontinuation of alprazolam leads to life-threatening withdrawal symptoms that include vomiting, abdominal and muscle cramps, sweating and fits. Use of alprazolam is associated with the risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects.
Alprazolam may cause drowsiness. Do not drive or operate machinery after taking alprazolam because you may feel sleepy.
Avoid consumption of alcohol when taking alprazolam. Overdose of alprazolam with alcohol can be fatal.
Do not take alprazolam if you are breast-feeding.
Do not take alprazolam, if you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant.
Frequently asked questions
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/alprax/xanax/restyl/trika safe during pregnancy?
Experiences from use and studies of alprazolam in pregnant women have shown risk to fetus. However, alprazolam may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
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.