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Alprocontin 0.5mg Tablets

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Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG Description

Alprocontin tablet treats generalised anxiety and panic disorders in adults and adolescents above 18. This medicine contains alprazolam that belongs to the group of medications called benzodiazepines

. Alprocontin binds to some sites and enhances the effect of a chemical in the brain. This chemical is responsible for blocking the passing of those messages in the brain cells related to mood extremes. It helps the brain elicit appropriate responses to fear, tension, and anxiety situations. Alprocontin balances its levels and brings calmness to mind, and relieves anxiety. Side effects of Alprocontin tablet include sleepiness, headache, nervousness, constipation, unsteadiness and blurring of vision. Alprocontin tablets should be given with caution in older adults as they are more sensitive to the usual dose. This may cause excessive sleepiness and unsteady walking in them. This medicine should not be given to children and adolescents under 18 as safety has not been established. While stopping Alprocontin, care should be taken to withdraw it gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms or relapse of symptoms. Stopping it abruptly may cause anxiety, confusion, headache and tremors. Alprocontin has the potential of dependency on it. It should be taken only for the period and dose as advised by the doctor.


Product Summary

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ContainsAlprazolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety, panic disorders.
Side effectsSleepiness, Confusion, Constipation, Tremors, Depression.
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Uses of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG

  • As per US FDA, Alprocontin tablet is used in
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorders
  • Panic disorders with agoraphobia (extensive fear of places or situations)

Contraindications of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG

  • If you have had an allergic reaction to Alprocontin or any of its active/inactive ingredients in the past.
  • If you have abnormal weakness of muscles (Myasthenia gravis).
  • If you have severe liver disease or breathing problems.
  • If you are under 18.

Side effects of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG

  • Sleepiness
  • Nervousness
  • Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Headache
  • Unsteady movements
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Constipation

Precautions and Warnings of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG



Can I take an Alprocontin tablet during pregnancy?
The use of Alprocontin tablets during pregnancy should be avoided as it may cause risks to the newborn baby. The child may develop signs of withdrawal if the mother has taken Alprocontin during pregnancy. The child may show restlessness, tremors, loose muscles, breathing difficulty and feeding problems. You should inform the doctor if you get pregnant or plan to get pregnant while taking the Alprocontin tablet.

Breast Feeding

Can I take an Alprocontin tablet while breastfeeding?
You should avoid taking an Alprocontin tablet while breastfeeding. It has been shown to pass through breast milk to babies. The child may have excessive sleepiness, muscle abnormalities and problems in development.


Can I drive if I have taken an Alprocontin tablet?
Alprocontin tablet may cause sleepiness, unsteady movements, headache, confusion and blurred vision. It may not be safe if you drive while you have taken Alprocontin. You should avoid driving till you are sure that the side effects of the Alprocontin tablet have subsided.


Can I consume alcohol with an Alprocontin tablet?
You should avoid taking alcohol with Alprocontin tablet as it may cause serious side effects such as excessive sleepiness, tremors, slow breathing, dizziness or loss of consciousness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have vision problems.
  • You have a history of fits.
  • You have heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • You have been advised to have surgery.
  • You have depression or suicidal thoughts.
  • You have been taking other medicines for your condition.
  • You have been taking any herbal medicine or vitamins.

Mode of Action of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Alprocontin tablet acts by binding to certain sites in the brain. This increases the action of a chemical in the brain responsible for stopping the messages related to the extremes of mood. The enhanc...
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Directions for Use of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG

  • Alprocontin tablet is to be taken by mouth with a glass of water.
  • Swallow the medicine whole with or without food.
  • Follow the doctor's instructions about the time and dose of the medicine.

Interactions of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines of the group opioids such as oxycodone, codeine and fentanyl may cause life-threatening side effects if given along with Alprocontin. This may result in severe breathing problems and coma.
  • Medicines used for contraception increase the levels of Alprocontin in the blood. This requires adjustment of the dose of Alprocontin.
  • Medicines used to treat acidities, such as cimetidine and ranitidine, increase the effect of Alprocontin tablet. The dose of Alprocontin should be reduced.
  • Medicines used to treat seizures such as carbamazepine may decrease the effectiveness of Alprocontin when given together.
  • Medicines used to treat depression such as nefazodone, fluvoxamine, fluoxetine and imipramine increase the effect of Alprocontin tablets. The dose of Alprocontin should be reduced when prescribed with...
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  • Medicines used to treat fungal infections such as itraconazole and ketoconazole increase the Alprocontin tablet's effect.
  • Medicines used to treat bacterial and viral infections such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, and ritonavir increase the impact of Alprocontin tablets.
  • Medicine used in treating tuberculosis, such as isoniazid, may interact with the Alprocontin tablet.
  • Medicine used for heart conditions such as digoxin may produce toxic effects when given with Alprocontin.

Interactions with food items

  • You can continue to have your usual food unless your doctor has given you some suggestions to change your diet.

Storage and disposal of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG

Alprocontin tablets should be stored at a temperature between 15 to 250 C. Keep the tablets in their packing in a cool place away from light and moisture. It should be safely kept so that children and...
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Dosage of Alprocontin Cr 0.5 MG


The symptoms of overdose of Alprocontin tablet are excessive sleepiness, unsteady movements, confusion, coordination problems, restlessness, serious problem in breathing, tremors and loss of conscious...
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Missed a Dose

Take the tablet if you have missed a dose near the actual time of that dose. If you are taking multiple doses a day and remember the missed dose near the time of the next dose, then skip the missed do...
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Content Details


Dr. Tulika Singh



Dr. Jagruti Jain

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I take an Alprocontin tablet with my liver disease?

A: You may take Alprocontin if it is required in your condition. The doctor may give it in low doses and monitor the functions of the liver through blood tests. Your doctor may also consider other medicines to treat your condition.

Q: Can I take the Alprocontin tablet safely for as long as I think it is necessary for my condition?

A: Alprocontin tablet is usually given by doctors for a short period. You tend to get used to it, and the medicine may cause dependency. It can cause serious side effects if taken for a duration and a dose more than advised for your condition. These effects can become life-threatening, such as breathing problems and loss of consciousness. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms continue even after completing the prescribed medicine course.

Q: What should I do if I feel unsteady while taking the Alprocontin tablet for my condition?

A: Alprocontin tablets may cause instability while walking and tremors in the hands in some people. These effects are usually seen when higher doses of Alprocontin are taken. You should avoid driving and working on machinery if you experience these symptoms. You should be alert while crossing the road. Your doctor may reduce the dose or slowly withdraw the medicine.
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Last Updated on: 05 Jun 2022 | 01:51 AM (IST)
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