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Sowel Tablets Description

Sowel tablet is a prescription medication used for the short-term management of several mood disorders. Managing symptoms of anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and anxiety in persons with depression a

re some of the uses of Sowel tablet. Sowel tablet has a single active ingredient: Alprazolam. Mood disorders like anxiety or panic attacks occur due to overstimulation of the nerve cells. The mode of action of Sowel tablet is by balancing the chemical substances in the brain. This results in slowing down excessive brain activity and relaxing the overworked nervous system. The proper dosage of Sowel tablet helps relieve the symptoms of mood disorders like fear, anxiety, behaviour problems, etc. Abrupt stoppage of this medicine can cause withdrawal symptoms. The dose of this medication needs to be slowly reduced. Sowel tablets can cause both physical and psychological dependence. It also has the potential to be habit-forming. Tiredness, sleepiness, dry mouth, weight gain and loss are some of the side effects of Sowel tablets. Pregnant women and those planning to conceive must inform their doctor before starting treatment with this medicine


Product Summary

Offer Price₹240.24
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UsesAnxiety, Panic disorder, Anxiety associated with depression
Side effectsDry mouth, Fatigue, Change in sex drive, Memory problems, Changes in appetite, Difficulty concentrating, Weight changes, Balancing problems, Suicidal thoughts.
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Uses of Sowel Tablets

  • As per CDSCO, Sowel tablets are used in the following conditions.
  • Immediate or short-term management of the symptoms of an anxiety disorder (resolves symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, tiredness, problems with focusing, etc.)
  • Treatment of panic disorders like panic attacks (helps with calmness and improves cognitive abilities)
  • Short-term management of anxiety in patients with depression.

Contraindications of Sowel Tablets

  • If you’ve a history of allergy to any component of Sowel tablets.
  • If you have a history of alcohol addiction or substance abuse.
  • If you have respiratory depression (slow and steady decline in breathing).
  • If you notice sudden mood changes, have suicidal thoughts or engage in harmful behaviour.
  • If you use any narcotic or opioid pain relievers.
  • If you have been diagnosed with closed-angle glaucoma (an eye disorder).
  • If you have respiratory problems like asthma, sleep apnea, etc.
  • If you are at risk of falling frequently or have sudden spells of dizziness.
  • If you are a child or adolescent under 18.

Side effects of Sowel Tablets

  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Weakness
  • Change in sex drive
  • Balancing problems

Precautions and Warnings of Sowel Tablets



Can I take Sowel tablets during pregnancy?
Sowel tablets are not safe to use during pregnancy. A few studies have shown a definite risk to the foetus. It may be prescribed in an emergency condition but do not take Sowel tablets without consulting a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Sowel tablets while breastfeeding?
Consult a doctor before taking Sowel tablets if you are a nursing mother. There is minimal data on the effects of Sowel tablets on breastfed babies. A few studies suggest that the medicine may pass into breast milk and have unwanted effects on the baby.


Can I drive if I’ve taken a Sowel tablet?
No. Sowel tablets can cause adverse effects like drowsiness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision affecting your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with Sowel tablets?
Avoid consuming alcohol with Sowel tablets. Alcohol may interfere with the effectiveness of this medicine and cause unwanted side effects like drowsiness, vomiting, etc. Sowel tablets also exaggerate the effects of alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have suicidal thoughts after starting treatment with Sowel tablets.
  • You have a history of lung, kidney, or liver disease.
  • You are an older adult over 65.
  • You take medication for fungal infections.
  • You have withdrawal symptoms like agitation, sweating, tremors, nausea, and confusion.
  • You are planning to have a medical or dental procedure.
  • You have a history of seizure disorder and are under antiepileptic medication.
  • You use oral contraceptives.
  • You use herbal or ayurvedic medicines and vitamins or supplements. Some of them can interfere with Sowel tablets and cause adverse effects.

Mode of Action of Sowel Tablets

How Does It Work?

Sowel tablets contain a single ingredient: Alprazolam. It belongs to the tranquillisers and benzodiazepines (depressants) class of medicines. It binds to specific receptors in the nervous system, incr...
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Directions for Use of Sowel Tablets

  • Take Sowel tablets exactly as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine.
  • Take Sowel tablets as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not break or chew this tablet.
  • Do not take Sowel tablets with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not consume this medicine if its packaging is broken.
  • Do not abruptly stop taking Sowel tablets; this can result in adverse effects from withdrawal.

Interactions of Sowel Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Using Sowel tablets and antidepressants or mood-elevating medicines like fluoxetine and desipramine can cause increased side effects.
  • Do not use Sowel tablets with antihistamines (allergy medicines), opioid painkillers, sleeping pills, etc. It can increase drowsiness and fatigue.
  • If you take treatment antifungal medication like itraconazole and ketoconazole. This medicine can reduce their effects.
  • Sowel tablets reduce the effect of oral contraceptives or birth control pills.
  • Don’t take other sedatives like sertraline with this medicine; it can enhance the side effects of Sowel tablets.
  • Avoid using St John’s wort (herbal medicine for managing depression) with Sowel tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid grapefruit and its juice as it increases the amount of Sowel tablets in the blood. It can cause many adverse effects.
  • Coffee and caffeine-containing products and drinks will lower the effects of this medicine. It also increases the symptoms of the condition for which Sowel tablet is being used.

Storage and disposal of Sowel Tablets

Store Sowel tablets in dry conditions at room temperature, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Keep away from children and pets. Dispose of the packaging carefully after use. Check ...
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Dosage of Sowel Tablets


Sowel tablet overdose can lead to symptoms like extreme sleepiness, dizziness, problems with coordination, liver problems, confusion, loss of balance, difficulty speaking, fits, and loss of consciousn...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Sowel tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with your regular do...
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Content Details


Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I stop using Sowel tablets if I am feeling better?

A: No. Use Sowel tablets for the exact dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. It can cause withdrawal symptoms like sweating, nausea, vomiting, irritation, agitation, etc. The dose of Sowel tablet needs to be slowly tapered to prevent these side effects.

Q: Can I use Sowel tablets if I have seizures?

A: Do not use the Sowel tablets without consulting your doctor. This medicine can interact with seizure medicines, worsen your condition, or cause side effects. Your doctor will guide you to the correct treatment.

Q: Can I use Sowel tablets safely for a long duration?

A: Use Sowel tablets in the exact dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Don’t use it for longer than recommended. This medicine can cause physical and psychological dependency in the long term.
Last Updated on: 24 Mar 2022 | 09:40 PM (IST)

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