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Alep 0.5mg Tablets

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Alep 0.5 MG Description

Alep 0.5mg Tablet is a medicine used to manage panic disorders and anxiety disorders due to depression. Its active constituent is Alprazolam. Other uses of Alep 0.5mg Tablet are to manage symptoms of

anxiety, migraine, tension and stress. Alep 0.5mgTablet belongs to the Benzodiazepine (BZD) class of medications. Benzodiazepines treat anxiety by calming the brain and the nerves. Alep 0.5mg Tablet is used to alleviate anxiety. It acts by blocking chemicals that make you stressed and reducing feelings of anxiety and worry. Other uses of Alep 0.5 mg Tablet include relieving apprehension, concentration problems, irritability, difficulty sleeping, restlessness, and perspiration of the hands and feet. The medication should be taken orally and should not be chewed. Place the tablet in the mouth and swallow it with water. Inform your doctor if you have any other health problems like epileptic seizures, bronchial asthma, suicidal tendency, clinical depression, and any drug abuse history. Some side effects of Alep 0.5 mg Tablet may occur, including difficulty in breathing, weight gain, changes in the pattern of speech, loss of coordination, drowsiness, skin blisters (fluid filled bubbles on skin), headache, nausea, and indigestion. Birth defects in the newborn are seen when Alep is taken in pregnancy. Its traces have been discovered even in breast milk. Do not drive or operate equipment while taking Alep 0.5 mg because they may cause dizziness and impair reactions.


Product Summary

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ContainsAlprazolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety disorder, Panic disorder
Side effectsDrowsiness, Sedation, Vertigo, Headache, Jaundice, Ataxia (difficulty in movement and coordination of limbs)
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Uses of Alep 0.5 MG

  • Management of anxiety disorder
  • Resolving stress and tension in anxiety
  • Management of the panic disorder
  • To decrease high blood pressure and tremors in people with anxiety.
  • To reduce fear; unexpected fear of living, and nonliving in panic disorder

Contraindications of Alep 0.5 MG

  • If you have a known allergy to alprazolam or any other components, you must avoid using it.
  • If they have narrow-angle glaucoma (increase in pressure in the eyeball), the usage of this medication may induce an increase in intraocular pressure (pressure in the eyeball).
  • If you have active liver problems, you should avoid taking the Tablet. Alprazolam is broken down and absorbed in the liver before it is eliminated.
  • If you have Myasthenia gravis, avoid taking an Alep 0.5 mg tablet.
  • If you have had preexisting CNS depression or have been in a coma in the past, take Alep 0.5 mg with caution.
  • If you are diagnosed with respiratory depression or pulmonary insufficiency, do not take an Alep 0.5 mg tablet.
  • Do not take an Alep 0.5 mg Tablet if you have active kidney disease..

Side effects of Alep 0.5 MG

  • Drowsiness
  • Sedation
  • Vertigo
  • Headache
  • Jaundice
  • Ataxia (difficulty in movement and coordination of limbs)

Precautions and Warnings of Alep 0.5 MG



Can I take Alep 0.5 mg during pregnancy?
No. Alep 0.5mg Tablet poses a risk and is unsafe for the unborn baby. Pregnant women should not take this medicine as some life-threatening birth defects have been noted while taking Alep 0.5mgTablet.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Alep 0.5 mg while breastfeeding?
Alep 0.5mg tablets can not be taken by nursing moms. It is unsafe to take the Alep 0.5mgTablet while breastfeeding. Traces of this medicine has been discovered in breast milk which could have a harmful effect on the infant.


Can I drive if I have taken Alep 0.5 mg?
No. Alep 0.5mg can reduce the patient's attentiveness. Alep 0.5 mg frequently causes drowsiness that can sometimes last till the next day. Thus if you're taking Alep 0.5mg, you should avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with the Alep 0.5 mg?
No, you should not take medicine if you have consumed alcohol as this will exacerbate the tablet's negative effects. When used with alcohol, Alep 0.5mgTablet might produce severe respiratory depression and dyspnea. In addition, your breathing may become very shallow which could even result in death.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You must not use Alep 0.5 mg in children because the safety and efficacy of this medicine are not known.
  • You may experience drowsiness and muscle weakness if your age is above 60, so use this medicine with extreme caution.
  • Your body weight can change (increase or decrease) as a side effect of Alep 0.5 mg.
  • You must use Alep 0. 5mg with extreme caution if there is a history of addiction. Flumazenil can produce severe withdrawal symptoms, including seizures, in people on long-term benzodiazepine medicatio...
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  • You must take Alep 0. 5mg with extreme caution if there is a history of depression, especially if the suicidal risk is present. Patients with GDD treated with alprazolam have experienced mania or hypo...
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  • You must avoid participating in specific sports if you are an athlete while taking alprazolam. High-risk sports such as archery, racing, and shooting should be avoided.

Mode of Action of Alep 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Alep 0.5mg medicine has the following properties: Anxiolytic, muscle-relaxant, anticonvulsant (medicines for fits), antidepressant and sleep-modifying properties. It binds to Gamma aminobutyric acid (...
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Directions for Use of Alep 0.5 MG

  • Follow the doctor's instructions when taking the Alep 0.5mg Tablet.
  • While using the medication, Ensure to follow all the instructions present on the label.
  • Alep 0.5mg is to be taken orally and should not be chewed or crushed.
  • Place the tablet in your mouth and wait for it to dissolve before swallowing it

Interactions of Alep 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Alep 0.5 mg interacts with metoclopramide, leading to dizziness, drowsiness, disorientation, and problems concentrating.
  • Concurrent use of Alep 0.5 mg and opioids, including morphine, codeine, tramadol, can cause extreme drowsiness, respiratory depression, coma, and death.
  • If possible, avoid using Alprazolam with cetirizine or levocetirizine. Taking these two tablets increases sleepiness and exaggerates the side effects of Alep 0.5 mg tablets.
  • Antihypertensive and Alep 0.5 mg interaction can cause hypotensive symptoms such as dizziness and lightheadedness.
  • Alep and medications belonging to opioid groups should not be given together. The interaction can cause respiratory depression.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid consuming grapefruit juice, tea, or coffee as it might result in adverse effects. Coffee is known to stimulate the brain, whereas Alep 0.5mg Tablet relaxes it. Thus drinking too much coffee redu...
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Storage and disposal of Alep 0.5 MG

To know how to store, follow the box or label instructions. Keep the medication in a tightly sealed container. Keep this medicine in its original container, with its lid closed. It should be maintain...
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Dosage of Alep 0.5 MG


Alep 0.5mg Tablet should not be taken more than the recommended dose. Overdosage of Alep 0.5mg Tablet can lead to death in severe circumstances. In case of overdose, please contact your local poison c...
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Missed a Dose

It's essential to stick to the dose guidelines. If you miss a dose of Alep 0.5mgTablet, make sure you take it as soon as possible. If the medication is delayed for more than 6 hours, skip the missed d...
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Content Details


Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is Alep 0.5 mg tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A: Yes. People who take Alep 0.5mg Tablets in excessive dosages or for an extended period may develop an addiction. Alprazolam is also more prone to become addictive in those with a history of drinking or drug addiction. As a result, this tablet should be taken for as little time and at the lowest effective dose possible. Please follow your doctor's prescribed dose and duration.

Q: After I start feeling better, can I stop taking Tablets?

A: No, sudden withdrawal should not be made without consulting a physician because the medicine can cause psychological and physical dependence. Depression, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, tiredness, confusion, irritability, and sweating are some of the withdrawal symptoms that might occur.

Q: Is it okay to take Alep 0.5 mg for a hangover?

A: No. Alep 0.5 mg is not for treating hangovers. It magnifies the sedative effects of alcohol and can thus cause complications.
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