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Alpracad 0.5mg Tablet

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Alpracad 0.5 MG Description

Alpracad 0.5mg tablet belongs to the class of 'anxiolytic' medicines (reduces anxiety), used primarily to treat severe anxiety over a short period, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (an anxi

ety disorder that causes people to be afraid of certain things). Alpracad 0.5mg tablet contains alprazolam as its active ingredient. Alpracad 0.5mg tablet alleviates anxiety/panic by reducing abnormal and excessive nerve cell stimulation in the brain. Side effects of Alpracad 0.5mg tablet include sleepiness, drowsiness, headaches, irregular heartbeats, dry mouth, constipation, nausea, weight gain, slurred or slow speech, and congested nose. Most of these symptoms resolve on their own without any medical assistance. However, if they persist or worsen, speak to your doctor. You must follow the instructions given by your doctor when taking Alpracad 0.5mg tablet. It is recommended that you take Alpracad 0.5mg tablet for as long as your physician has prescribed it for you, based on your medical situation and response to treatment. Alpracad 0.5mg tablet is not to be taken by those under 18 years of age unless advised by the doctor.


Product Summary

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ContainsAlprazolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety disorder, Panic disorder
Side effectsConstipation, Dryness in mouth, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of the blood pressure on standing up), Increased heart rate, Sleepiness, Sweating, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea
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Uses of Alpracad 0.5 MG

  • As per CDSCO, the medicine, Alpracad 0.5mg tablet has its usage in anxiety disorder and panic disorder.

Contraindications of Alpracad 0.5 MG

  • If you have narrow-angle glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you have seizure disorders (fits)
  • If you suffer from neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
  • If you have kidney diseases
  • If you have an enlarged prostate gland
  • If you have dementia (loss of cognitive functioning like thinking, remembering, and reasoning)
  • If you're allergic to the composition of Alpracad 0.5mg tablet
  • If you have any central nervous system depressio

Side effects of Alpracad 0.5 MG

  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of the blood pressure on standing up)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sleepiness
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Tremor
  • Speech disorder
  • Difficulty in paying attention

Precautions and Warnings of Alpracad 0.5 MG



Can I take an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet during pregnancy?
Alpracad 0.5mg tablets are not recommended during pregnancy as there is limited or no data from its use in pregnant women. Studies on animals, which look at reproductive toxicity, are insufficient. Consult your gynaecologist if you are pregnant and want an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet.

Breast Feeding

Can I take an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet while breastfeeding?
It is not recommended to take an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet during breastfeeding as the effects of this medicine on the breastfed baby are unknown. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine as small amounts can pass through the breast milk to the infant.


Can I drive if I have taken an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet?
Alpracad 0.5 mg may affect your driving as you experience drowsiness or dizziness due to this medicine. Avoid driving and handling heavy machinery while you are on this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with the Alpracad 0.5mg tablet?
It is not safe to consume alcohol with Alpracad 0.5mg tablets as it causes some adverse effects like increased heartbeat, fainting, and heartburn.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are below 18 years of age.
  • You have severe liver disorders.
  • You have severe kidney disorders.

Mode of Action of Alpracad 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Alpracad 0.5mg tablet contains alprazolam as its active ingredient. It alleviates anxiety/panic by reducing abnormal and excessive nerve cell stimulation in the brain. This is accomplished by increasi...
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Directions for Use of Alpracad 0.5 MG

  • Take Alpracad 0.5 mg as prescribed by your physician.
  • Swallow the tablet orally without chewing or crushing it.
  • Take Alpracad 0.5 mg with or without food.

Interactions of Alpracad 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Painkillers - morphine, codeine, dihydrocodeine, buprenorphine
  • Antihistamines/antiallergics- chlorphenamine, diphenhydramine, promethazine
  • Antifungal- fluconazole
  • Oral contraceptives- the pill
  • Certain antibiotics- erythromycin
  • Medicines used for treating stomach ulcers - cimetidine
  • Medicines used in the treatment of angina and high blood pressure - diltiazem
  • Medicines used in the treatment of various heart conditions - digoxin
  • Medicines used for treating HIV - ritonavir
  • Antipsychotic medicines that are used to treat mental illnesses like schizophrenia
  • Medicines to treat epilepsy

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid drinking grape juice with an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet.

Storage and disposal of Alpracad 0.5 MG

Ensure that the medicine is kept away from children and pets. Keep the medicines in a well-ventilated room as heat and humidity can damage your medicines.

Dosage of Alpracad 0.5 MG


Overdose due to Alpracad 0.5 mg may result in Central Nervous System excitability, and symptoms of neurological and cardiovascular systems. If you experience drowsiness, confusion, problems with coord...
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Missed a Dose

If one misses a dose, one should take the missed dose as soon as one remembers, or if it’s time for the next dose, one should continue with the regular dosage. You should not take the missed dosage p...
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does the dosage change the way Alpracad 0.5mg tablet affects you?

A: As Alpracad 0.5mg tablet effects increase with higher dosages, most doctors recommend taking the lowest dose possible to learn how the medicine affects you. Once you have a good understanding of how it will interact with you, you can slowly build up to a higher dose on the recommendation of a doctor.

Q: What is the recommended duration of taking an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet?

A: You should follow your doctor's advice regarding how long to take this medicine. It can vary from patient to patient and from case to case. Follow your doctor's suggestion when determining how long to take an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet.

Q: Can an Alpracad 0.5mg tablet be used if I have heart palpitations?

A: No, you can't use Alpracad 0.5mg if you’re having heart palpitations until they are associated with anxiety. Make some lifestyle changes, leave a stressful situation, and try to be calm. Please consult your doctor if you feel your heart palpitations are unmanageable.
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