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Alora 0.5mg Tablets

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Alora 0.5 MG Description

Alora Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety and related disorders like- panic attacks, social anxiety disorders, and panic disorders. This medicine belongs to the category of benzodi...
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ContainsAlprazolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety, social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, tremors, confusion, chills, dryness in the mouth
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY
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Uses of Alora 0.5 MG

  • Anxiety (shortness of breath, restlessness, sweating of palms, etc.)
  • Panic Disorder (sudden onset of episodes of extreme anxiety along with abrupt heartbeat, lack of breath or breathlessness, nausea, etc.)
  • GAD (Generalised Anxiety disorder) (worried and fearful of everyday activities.)
  • Social anxiety disorder (afraid or anxious about meeting new people, expressing their thoughts, and speaking in front of new people)

Contraindications of Alora 0.5 MG

Alora Tablet should not be taken if you are suffering from any of the following conditions or disorders Feelings of negative thoughts and/or suicidal tendencies, COPD- Chronic Obstructive Pulmona...
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Side effects of Alora 0.5 MG

  • Nausea,
  • Diarrhoea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Headache,
  • Xerostomia (decreased saliva in the mouth causing dryness),
  • Confusion,
  • Inability to focus,
  • Increased sleeping tendencies.

Precautions and Warnings of Alora 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Alora Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, it is not advised to take Alora Tablet during pregnancy. Some research studies have indicated a potential risk to the life of the expected baby. So it is always advised to talk to your doctor about the benefits and consequences of taking medicine during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Alora Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No, it is not safe to take this medicine during breastfeeding a baby. Some evidence shows that there is a possibility that this medicine seeks the milk into the body of the baby, which can be harmful. So, it is always advised to discuss the urgency of taking this medicine while breastfeeding with the doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Alora Tablet?
A:
No, it is not safe to drive after taking Alora Tablet. The side effects of the medicine include- nausea, loss of alertness, confusion, etc. all of these can be harmful while driving and may even lead to an accident. So, it is better not to drive a vehicle or operate any machinery which requires alertness and focus after taking Alora Tablet medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Alora Tablet?
A:
No, the side effects of this medicine tend to be additive along with the effects of taking alcohol. Together, the symptoms can be pervasive and even lead to casualties.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience nausea, dizziness, vomiting, etc., which affects your everyday activities.
  • You’re taking other medicines in the form of homoeopathy, herbal, or alternative medicine.
  • Your symptoms persist for longer than usual.
  • You are suffering from any other disease or condition and are taking medicine for it.
  • You start feeling negative thoughts or suicidal tendencies.

Mode of Action of Alora 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Alora Tablet consists of alprazolam as the main chemical ingredient. It belongs to the class of chemicals called benzodiazepines. It calms the nerve cells by producing a relaxing effect in the central...
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  • Alprazolam has an exceptional and distinctive feature that makes it very unique. It works on the symptoms of anxiety quickly.
  • It works in the region of the brain called the hypothalamus. In the hypothalamus, two receptors, called-Benzodiazepine receptors and Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors (GABA), are present in this area....
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  • ARAS stands for ascending reticular activating system. It is a combination of nuclei or cells situated in the brain that controls the sleep and wake cycle and transitions in the body. When alprazolam ...
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Directions for Use of Alora 0.5 MG

  • Always take this medicine at the same time every day.
  • Swallow this medicine as a whole, do not chew, crush or break it.
  • Take this medicine with or without food, but preferably with food.
  • Alora Tablet is a prescription medicine and should never be taken without consulting a doctor.
  • Always be cautious of the dosing regimen; try not to miss any dose of the medicine.
  • The side effects of this medicine usually go away after some time, but if those persist for longer than usual time, contact your doctor.
  • Do not skip or stop this medicine, even if you start feeling better after some time.

Interactions of Alora 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Interactions with the following medicines can cause serious health injuries and may even lead to death.
  • Antiretroviral medicines like ritonavir, etc., can interact with this medicine, and the efficiency of both can be decreased.
  • Anti-tubercular medicines like rifampicin, isoniazid, and more have been shown to increase the sleeping pattern, leading to an abnormal lifestyle.
  • Medicines used in heart emergencies- interactions between these two kinds of medicines can cause an irregular heart rate, or in some cases, the heart can even stop beating, which can cause a heart att...
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  • Antifungal medicines like fluconazole; side effects of Tranquil Tablet can increase when taken simultaneously with antifungal medicines.
  • To avoid unwanted and unknown interactions, inform your doctor about allopathic medicines and other alternative medicines (including herbal remedies, supplements, and multivitamins) you are currently ...
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Interactions with food items

  • Eat a healthy diet that consists of green leafy vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals. Avoid cheesy and fried foods to maintain a good healthy body.
  • Always be cautious of taking caffeine. Alora Tablet works to calm down the brain, while caffeine stimulates brain activity. Interaction amongst these can show harmful events.

Storage and disposal of Alora 0.5 MG

Store the medicine in its original packing. Keep it out of direct sunlight. Keep Alora Tablets away from kids and pets. Keep away from moisture. Contact them if there are available exchange or discard...
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Dosage of Alora 0.5 MG

Overdose

Always be cautious of the dosing schedule. Do not repeat any dose accidentally. Symptoms of overdose are tremors, confusion, loss of consciousness, etc. in some extreme cases, it can also lead the per...
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Missed a Dose

Always be cautious of the dosing schedule. Do not skip any dose. If you have forgotten to take any medicine, take it as soon as you remember. But if it is already time for your next dose, skip that do...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Tanya Gupta

BDS (Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery), MPH (Masters in Public Health)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Alora Tablet a habit-forming medicine?

A: Yes, studies have shown that Alora Tablet can form a habit. However, taking this medicine in the prescribed dosage amount and schedule is always advised. Always be cautious of taking medicine. Do not repeat or skip any doses to avoid the formation of a habit or dependent capabilities.

Q: Can Alora Tablet affect my everyday lifestyle?

  • Yes, some of the side effects of this medicine include- confusion, inability to focus, and/or increased sleeping tendencies. Also, if your work requires a lot of mental focus, you might feel restlessn...
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Q: Can I stop taking Alora Tablet if I begin to feel better after some time?

  • No, Alora Tablet is a prescription medicine and can never be started or stopped without consulting your doctor. If you stop the medication between its course, it can alleviate the symptoms even furthe...
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Product Details
Brand
ALORA
Expires on or After
09/11/2022
Last Updated on: 07 Apr 2022 | 11:25 AM (IST)

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