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    Alprazolam + Sertraline

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    Alprazolam + sertraline uses

    Alprazolam+Sertraline is used in the treatment of depression.

    How alprazolam + sertraline works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Alprazolam and Sertraline, which has anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Sertraline is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.

    Common side effects of alprazolam + sertraline

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Confusion, Memory impairement, Uncoordinated body movements, Drowsiness, Tiredness, Delayed ejaculation, Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), Low sexual desire
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    Dr. Swati Mishra
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    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    20 Dec 2018 | 05:50 PM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam + Sertraline

    Alprazolam + Sertraline

    Q. Can the use of Alprazolam+Sertraline cause sleepiness?

    Yes, Alprazolam+Sertraline can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

    Q. Can I stop taking Alprazolam+Sertraline if I feel well?

    No, you should continue to take Alprazolam+Sertraline even if you feel well. If you stop taking Alprazolam+Sertraline suddenly, serious withdrawal problems may occur. Consult your doctor instead of stopping it yourself, your doctor might decrease your dose gradually.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Alprazolam+Sertraline?

    Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)