Alprax Plus Tablet
Alprax Plus Tablet Description
Alprax Plus is a prescription medication. It is primarily used in the management of anxiety and panic disorders. It is a combination of two medications, Sertraline and Alprazolam. Alprazolam is a ben
zodiazepine that produces calming, sedative effects on the brain, whereas Sertraline regulates the chemical messenger Serotonin. Anxiety is a condition characterised by nervousness or restlessness. This can be associated with a feeling of impending doom, increased heart rate, sweating, trembling, and rapid breathing. Panic disorder is a type of anxiety-disorder with a sense of loss of control and fear.
|You Save||₹8.69 (15% on MRP)|
|Contains||Sertraline(25.0 Mg) + Alprazolam(0.5 Mg)|
|Uses||To treat anxiety and panic disorders|
|Side effects||Drowsiness, tiredness, weight loss/gain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, dizziness, poor balance, difficulty in concentrating, slurring of speech, loss of libido, potential to develop dependence, increased misuse/abuse potential.|
Uses of Alprax Plus Tablet
- Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
Contraindications of Alprax Plus Tablet
- If you are a patient with acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
- If you are hypersensitive to either of the medications in this fixed-dose combination.
- If you have any history of substance abuse.
- If you have liver and kidney disease.
- Sertraline is contraindicated with disulfiram only in solution form; it may cause an alcohol-disulfiram reaction.
- There is a US black box warning for use in children and young adults.
Side effects of Alprax Plus Tablet
- Diarrhoea or Constipation
- Increased sweating
- Nausea, Vomiting
Precautions and Warnings of Alprax Plus Tablet
Other General Warnings
- You have a history of addiction or substance misuse.
- You are taking any other medications. The ingredients of this tablet may react with several other tablets that use the same pathway of metabolism in the body.
Mode of Action of Alprax Plus Tablet
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Alprax Plus Tablet
- This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
- It is recommended to take this medication on a regular schedule at the same time every day for best results.
- Swallow this medication as a whole. Don’t crush, chew or break the Alprax Plus tablet.
- It’s recommended to finish the full course of this medication as prescribed by your doctor.
- Abrupt stoppage of the medicine can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
- This medication has a habit-forming tendency; hence it is recommended to follow the directions of your treating physician precisely and have a regular follow-up.
Interactions of Alprax Plus Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- Concomitant use of this medication with opioids and other CNS depressants is contraindicated, as it may cause respiratory depression, coma and death.
- Alprax Plus should not be mixed with medications that cause the arrest of bleeding, such as aspirin, NSAIDs, heparin, warfarin, and other anti-coagulants as sertraline in itself causes decreased activity of platelets. This may lead to bruising, nose bleeds, or internal bleeding....
- This medicine should not be used concomitantly or within two weeks of using Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, Rasagiline, etc. It is potentially life-threatening.
- Patients who are taking other medications that increase serotonin levels should receive education regarding the risks.
Interactions with food items
- This medication does not interact with food items.
- It is known to cause both weight loss and weight gain; hence adjusting your dietary practices and exercising regularly while on this medication are beneficial.