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Alprax Sr 0.5mg Tab

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Medical Description

Alprax Sr Tablet is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of anxiety, panic disorders and anxiety related to depression. Anxiety or panic attacks occur due to overexcitation of the ...
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Product Summary

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ContainsAlprazolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety Disorder, Panic disorder,
Side effectsLightheadedness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Weakness, Sleep problems, Change in sex drive, Loss of balance
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY
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Uses of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

  • As per CDSCO,
  • Treatment of Anxiety disorder
  • Treatment of Panic disorder
  • Short term treatment for anxiety-related to depression.

Contraindications of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

  • If you are allergic to any component of the Alprax Sr Tablet
  • If you are experiencing sudden mood changes or suicidal ideation
  • If you have angle-closure glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
  • If you have liver impairment
  • If you have kidney problems
  • If you have any history of drug or alcohol addiction
  • If you are taking antidepressants or narcotic or opioid pain relievers
  • If you have respiratory problems like sleep apnea or asthma, etc

Side effects of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Weakness
  • Sleep problems
  • Change in sex drive
  • Loss of balance

Precautions and Warnings of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Alprax Sr Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, Alprax Sr Tablet are unsafe during pregnancy. Some research studies have shown a definite risk to the developing unborn baby. Sometimes your doctor may prescribe this medicine during life-threatening conditions. Do not take it without consulting your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Alprax Sr Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Alprax Sr Tablet is not recommended during breastfeeding. It may get excreted into breast milk and can affect the baby. Consult your doctor and discuss the potential risks and benefits of this medicine. Your doctor may suggest you to discontinue breastfeeding for a while or prescribe low doses if you continue breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Alprax Sr Tablet?
A:
Alprax Sr Tablet may cause side effects that could affect your ability to drive. The medicine may decrease alertness, affect your vision and can cause dizziness, lightheadedness. Avoid driving if you are experiencing the side effects mentioned above after taking this medicine

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Alprax Sr Tablet?
A:
No, do not consume alcohol with Alprax Sr Tablet, as it increases the severity of side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, blurred vision, liver injury, etc. It also worsens the symptoms for which you are taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any allergic reactions after taking Alprax Sr Tablet
  • You have any suicidal ideation or self-harming thoughts
  • You experience any severe side effects
  • Your symptoms do not improve or there is worsening of your condition
  • You are an elderly patient over 65 years of age
  • You have withdrawal symptoms like agitation, nausea, tremor, sweating and confusion

Mode of Action of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Alprax Sr Tablet contains one active ingredient: Alprazolam 0.5 mg. Alprazolam binds to certain receptors in the brain, which increases the activity of Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a natural chemic...
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Directions for Use of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

  • Take Alprax Sr Tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor
  • Take this medication on a regular schedule preferably at the same time every day
  • Take the Tablet as a whole with a full glass of water. Do not break/crush the tablet or chew this medicine
  • You can take the Alprax Sr Tablet before or after consuming food or as prescribed by your doctor
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage as it can lead to overdose
  • Do not stop using it abruptly, as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms
  • Do not take if the package has been opened

Interactions of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • "Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal products, vitamins and nutritional supplements, you are consuming or plan to take as there is a chance of dr...
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  • Interaction with Antidepressants or mood-elevating medicines like fluoxetine and desipramine can cause increased side effects
  • Interaction with oral contraceptives or birth control pills can reduce its effectiveness
  • Interaction with antihistamines (allergy medicines), opioid painkillers, sleeping pills, etc, can increase drowsiness and fatigue
  • Interaction with antifungal medications like itraconazole and ketoconazole can reduce the effects of it
  • Supplement St. John’s wort can also interact with Alprax Sr Tablet"

Storage and disposal of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

Store Alprax Sr Tablet at room temperature in a cool and dry area, away from sunlight. Keep the medication away from children and pet animals in a closed or locked cabinet. Do not remove the medicine ...
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Dosage of Alprax Sr 0.5 MG

Overdose

Alprax Sr Tablet overdose can cause symptoms like drowsiness, problems with coordination, confusion, difficulty speaking, yellowing of eyes and skin (due to liver failure), loss of consciousness and s...
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Missed a Dose

Missed doses of Alprax Sr Tablet should be taken right away unless it is almost time for the next dose. In that case, you should skip the forgotten dose (rather than taking a double dose) and take the...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Zishan Ahmad

Final year MBBS Student

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does long-term consumption of Alprax Sr Tablet cause weight gain/weight loss?

A: Yes, long-term consumption of Alprax Sr Tablet may cause weight gain or weight loss. Its effects may vary from person to person. If you are gaining weight, then eat healthily and exercise regularly.

Q: Does taking Alprax Sr Tablet more than the recommended dose will resolve my symptoms quickly?

A: No, do not Alprax Sr Tablet more than the recommended dose as it may lead to overdose or may worsen your condition. Consult your doctor if you have any queries about the doses and do not increase the dose on your own.

Q: Can I Stop taking the Alprax Sr Tablet on my own after the desired effect?

A: No, Do not stop taking Alprax Sr Tablet despite having symptomatic relief. Continue the medicine as prescribed by your doctor; otherwise, it may lead to withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor before stopping the medicine as doses need to be slowly tapered to avoid undesirable side effects.
Product Details
Brand
ALPRAX SR
Expires on or After
17/08/2022
Last Updated on: 28 Feb 2022 | 09:37 AM (IST)
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