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Alora 1mg Tablets

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Alora 1 MG Description

Alora Tablet contains Alprazolam, which comes under the benzodiazepines group of medicines. It is used for Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) and Premenstrual syndrome ...
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ContainsAlprazolam(1.0 Mg)
UsesAnxiety Disorder, Panic Attack, agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Side effectsChanges in appetite, Constipation, Difficulty concentrating, Difficulty passing urine, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Headache, Increased salivation, Irritability, Joint pain, Light-headedness, Nausea, Changes in sex drive/ability, Tiredness, Unusual talkativeness.
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY
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Uses of Alora 1 MG

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) and
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Contraindications of Alora 1 MG

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Children under 18 years
  • Increased pressure in eyes (Glaucoma)
  • Lung disease/ breathing problem
  • Liver disease
  • Heart problem
  • If you're allergic to this medicine
  • If you are on any other antidepressants

Side effects of Alora 1 MG

  • Changes in appetite
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Changes in sex drive/ability

Precautions and Warnings of Alora 1 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Alora Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Alora Tablet contains Alprazolam which comes under category D medicines. This means that this medicine has a negative impact on the newborn baby. One should consult the doctor as soon as one conceives during the treatment. This medicine should be used only if there is no other alternative. There is a risk of congenital malformations in the newborns if the mother consumes this medicine during the first trimester.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Alora Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Alora Tablet is probably not the best benzodiazepine for repeated use during nursing. A shorter-acting benzodiazepine without active metabolites is better. One should consult the doctor before starting this medicine during breastfeeding. Breast milk-fed infants, especially neonates or premature infants, can feel constantly sleepy or disturbed; the infant can be cranky and irritable.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Alora Tablet?
A:
Driving is prohibited if you have consumed this medicine as one can feel drowsy and dizzy. Moreover, there can be a lack of concentration, and hence the chances of accidents are more.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Alora Tablet?
A:
One should not consume alcohol with this medicine as this may cause drowsiness and dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an allergy to consuming this medicine.
  • Your child under 18 accidentally consumes this medicine.
  • You are under any other medication along with the treatment with this medicine.

Mode of Action of Alora 1 MG

How Does It Work?

Alora Tablet contains Alprazolam, which comes under the benzodiazepines group of medicines. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger in the brain called GABA. GABA suppresses the abno...
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Directions for Use of Alora 1 MG

  • Alora Tablet should be taken as per the direction of the doctor. One can swallow the whole tablet or can be crushed or dissolved in a liquid.
  • It’s better to take medicine at night to prevent the side effects like sleepiness.
  • Alora Tablet can be given with or without food.
  • The expiration date of the medicine must be checked before consumption.

Interactions of Alora 1 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Alora Tablet should not be taken with:
  • Antifungal medicines like ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • With other sleeping pills or medicines that cause drowsiness like morphine
  • Antidepressants like fluoxetine
  • Antibiotics like doxycycline
  • Medication for epilepsy like carbamazepine
  • Heart and blood pressure medicines like quinidine
  • Gastric medicine like cimetidine
  • Asthma medicines like theophylline
  • Some of these medicines may interact with Alora tablet and cause adverse reactions in the body. Combining these two medicines may also negate the effect of the other. In some cases, other medicines su...
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Interactions with food items

  • Grapefruit and grape juice can further add to drowsiness; hence one should avoid consuming it with this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Alora 1 MG

Alora Tablet should be stored in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach from pets and children.

Dosage of Alora 1 MG

Overdose

Alora Tablet contains Alprazolam which is more toxic than other benzodiazepines. This medicine is quickly absorbed in the body and immediately calms the mind. Overdosing can have symptoms like changes...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss taking the Alora Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. But if it's time for the next dose, don’t take a double dose; skip the missed dose.

Content Details

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REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Alora Tablet for lack of sleep?

A: This medicine is not deal for treating lack of sleep (insomnia). In addition, one can get addicted to this medicine. Hence it should be taken only if your doctor prescribes it.

Q: Will taking Alora Tablet cause weight gain?

A: Constantly taking an Alora Tablet can cause both weight gain and weight loss. People who sleep more after taking this medicine can experience weight gain. Conversely, some people lose their appetite entirely. This can cause drastic weight loss.

Q: Does taking Alora Tablet cause menstrual disturbances?

A: Yes. Long term use of any antidepressant can disturb your menstrual cycle. You can experience missed periods, irregular menses and even change in the flow.
Product Details
Brand
ALORA
Expires on or After
04/10/2022
Last Updated on: 15 Mar 2022 | 04:12 PM (IST)

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