Texidep 0.5mg Tablet
Texidep 0.5 MG Description
Texidep tablet is a prescription medicine that is used to treat various mood disorders for a short time. Manage symptoms of anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and anxiety in patients with depression a
re a few uses of Texidep tablet. This 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 Texidep tablet is by balancing the chemical substances in the brain. This results in slowing down excessive brain activity and relaxing the overworked nervous system. Tiredness, sleepiness, dry mouth, weight gain, and loss are some of the side effects of Texidep tablets. Pregnant women and those planning to conceive must notify their doctor before starting treatment with this medicine. Directions for the use of Texidep tablets should be strictly followed as instructed by the doctor. Stopping this medicine suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms. The dose of it needs to be slowly reduced. These tablets can cause both physical and psychological dependence. It also has the potential to be habit-forming.
|You Save||₹2.96 (15% on MRP)|
|Uses||Anxiety, Panic disorder, Anxiety associated with depression|
|Side effects||Dry mouth, Fatigue, Change in sex drive, Memory problems, Changes in appetite, Difficulty concentrating, Weight changes, Balancing problems, Suicidal thoughts.|
Uses of Texidep 0.5 MG
- As per CDSCO, Texidep tablets are used in the following conditions.
- In immediate or short-term management of the symptoms of an anxiety disorder (resolves symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, tiredness, problems with focusing, etc.)
- In the treatment of panic disorders like panic attacks (helps with calmness and improves cognitive abilities)
- In the short-term management of anxiety in patients with depression.
Contraindications of Texidep 0.5 MG
- If you have a history of hypersensitive reaction to any component of Texidep tablets
- If you have central nervous system depression (slow and steady decline in breathing)
- If you have a history of alcohol addiction or substance abuse, Texidep tablets have the potential to be habit-forming and can cause physical and psychological dependency
- If you notice sudden mood changes, have suicidal thoughts,, or engage in harmful behavior
- If you have been diagnosed with closed-angle glaucoma (an eye disorder), Texidep tablets can increase fluid pressure in the eye
- If you have respiratory problems like asthma, sleep apnea, etc.
- If you are at risk of falling frequently or have sudden spells of dizziness.
- Note - do not give this medicine to a child or adolescent under 18.
Side effects of Texidep 0.5 MG
- Blurred speech
- Dry mouth
- Change in sex drive
- Balancing problems
Precautions and Warnings of Texidep 0.5 MG
Other General Warnings
- You have suicidal thoughts after starting treatment with Texidep tablets
- You have a history of lung, kidney, or liver disease
- You are an older adult over 65. These tablets may cause serious adverse effects due to slow metabolism in this age group
- You take medication for fungal infections.
- You have withdrawal symptoms like agitation, sweating, tremors, nausea, and confusion. The dose of this medicine needs to be slowly tapered
- You are planning to have a medical or dental procedure
- You use herbal or Ayurvedic medicines and vitamins or supplements. Some of them can interfere with Texidep tablets and cause adverse effects.
Mode of Action of Texidep 0.5 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Texidep 0.5 MG
- Take Texidep tablets exactly as advised by your doctor
- Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine
- Take Texidep tablets as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break or chew this tablet
- Do not take Texidep tablets with other medications without informing your doctor
- Do not consume this medicine if its packaging is broken
- Do not abruptly stop taking Texidep tablets; this can result in adverse effects from withdrawal
Interactions of Texidep 0.5 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Using Texidep tablets and antidepressants or mood-elevating medicines like fluoxetine and desipramine can cause increased side effects
- Do not use Texidep 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
- Texidep tablets can reduce the effect of oral contraceptives or birth control pills
- Do not use other sedatives such as sertraline with this medicine; it can enhance the side effects of Texidep tablets
- Avoid using St John’s wort (herbal medicine for managing depression) with Texidep tablets
Interactions with food items
- Avoid grapefruit and its juice as it increase the amount of Texidep tablets in the blood, which can cause many adverse effects
- Coffee and caffeine containing products and drinks will lower the effects of this medicine. It also increase the symptoms of the condition for which Texidep tablet is being used for
Storage and disposal of Texidep 0.5 MG
Dosage of Texidep 0.5 MG
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Dr. Vijay Y
MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Do I need to stop using Texidep tablet if I am not noticing any symptoms of my condition?
Q: Is it safe to use Texidep tablets if I have an epileptic disorder (fits)?
Q: What happens if I use Texidep tablets for a long time?
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