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Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Alprazolam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Alprax Tablet is used for the short-term treatment of anxiety and Panic Disorder including treatment of patients with some symptoms of depression. This is a prescription drug. It is a white, oval tablet, marked with "A/25" on one side and plain white on the other side. This medicine binds to the chloride channels and facilitates the influx of chloride ions, thus causes hyperpolarization and stabilization of the neuronal membrane, preventing further excitation of the cell.

The drug is meant for oral consumption and should not be chewed or swallowed whole. Allow the tablet to dissolve when you place it in your mouth before gulping it down. In case you are taking the liquid form of Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet, measure it properly and only take the dosage that has been prescribed.

It is important to only consume the prescribed dosage as the drug has been reported to have highly addictive properties. It is recommended to start with a small dosage and increase it gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like seizures, blurred vision, cold sweat, etc.

Store medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze it unless instructed by the package. Keep the drug away from children and pets. Before using Alprax Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications. Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug.

Alprax 0.25 MG Tablet is used to treat panic disorders and anxiety, like unexpected extreme fear and tension due to stress.

the contraindications of this medication include the following: Allergic to any ingredients of the drug, Hypersensitivity, Glaucoma, Epileptic seizures, Asthma, Severe depression and Alcoholism

In addition to its intended effect, Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Changes in pattern of speech Moderate Less Common
Unsteadiness Moderate Less Common
Drowsiness. Moderate Less Common
Blurred vision Moderate Less Common
Abdominal pain Moderate Less Common
Difficulty or painful urination Moderate Less Common
headache Moderate Less Common
Chest pain. Moderate Less Common
Sleeplessness Moderate Less Common
Irregular menstrual periods Moderate Less Common
Decreased appetite Moderate Less Common
Weight loss. Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 44 hours for the immediate release tablet and 52 hours for extended release tablet.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour for immediate release tablet and as long as 9 hours for extended release tablet.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

The drug has been known to cause some harm during pregnancy therefore it is advised to consult your Doctor about the dosage and keep an eye on any problematic symptoms.

Is it habit forming?

Yes. The drug has been reported as habit forming in many cases.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is known to pass in breast milk. It is advised to consult the Doctor and discuss the pros and cons with him in detail before continuing. Also be sure to only consume the set amount, don’t change the dose without consultation.

Is It safe with alcohol?

No, the drug should not be consumed if you have had alcohol before bed or during daytime because alcohol can add to the side effects experienced due to the tablet. Alcohol taken with Alprax tablet can cause severe respiratory depression and breathlessness.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

It is recommended to be careful while driving or doing activities that require alertness.

Does this affect kidney function?

The drug can cause mild to severe side effects to the organ therefore if you have any kidney related illness, it is recommended to consult your doctor before taking the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

It is advised to not consume the drug if you have any known problems in the organ. Talk to your doctor for further consultation.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Wockhardt Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
La Pharmaceuticals
Are there any missed dose instructions?

Take the medication as soon as you remember. If it is close to your next dose do not take more in case of a missed dose. Resume your regular dosage pattern that the doctor has prescribed. Ensure that the treatment course is completed.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Do not take more than prescribed amount of tablets in hope of faster recovery. Stick to the regular dose. In case of overdose immediately call a Doctor or go to the nearest hospital with the label or photo of the medication to help the Doctor. An overdose of alprazolam can be fatal.

Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet, like other benzodiazepines, has a high affinity for the benzodiazepine binding site in the brain. It facilitates the inhibitory neurotransmitter action of gamma-aminobutyric acid, which mediates both pre- and post-synaptic inhibition in the central nervous system (CNS)
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Moderate

The tablet should be avoided if the patient has any allergies, especially allergies to if you are allergic to alprazolam or to benzodiazepines or any other part of this drug.

Interaction with Alcohol
Moderate

Do not consume this medication with alcohol as it may cause poisoning. Use of benzodiazepines with alcohol will increase the central nervous system and respiratory system depression.

Interaction with Food
Moderate

It is recommended to consume the tablet after some time of having food. Do not consume on empty stomach. Consuming grapefruit juice, tea or coffee before or after taking the tablet can cause serious side effects.

Interaction with Medicine
Moderate

Alprax can have negative interactions with certain medications. Speak to your doctor about your current medicines, as well as supplements, before taking it. The following may interact with Alprax : Adderall, Benadryl, Ambient, Ibuprofen, Tramadol, Norco, Oxycodone, Melatonine and Xanax.

Ques: what is alprax 0 5 mg tablet?
Ans: Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet is an effective drug prescribed to patients who have panic disorders and anxiety disorders which occurs due to depression. This drug controls the levels of certain unbalanced chemicals released by the brain in patients suffering from depression. It helps by producing a depressive effect on brain CNS depression activity resulting in mild problems regarding task performance or sleep-inducing effect. Alprax is also used to treat panic disorder being in a public place or not.
Ques: what is alprax 0 5 mg tablet used for?
Ans: Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like in managing anxiety disorder, panic disorder, insomnia, Uneasiness, difficulty in sleeping, sweating of hands and feet and sometimes breathing problems. Along with these, this medication is primarily used to treat diseases caused due to depression. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.
Ques: what are the side effects of alprax 0 5 mg tablet?
Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include Changes in the pattern of speech, Unsteadiness, Blurred vision, Abdominal pain, Difficult or painful urination, and Headache. Some of the side-effects may be serious but are seen quite rarely such as Chest pain, Sleeplessness, Weight loss, Double vision, and Sudden sweating. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.
Ques: What happens if you overdose on Alprax 0.5 mg?
Ans: In case of an overdose, the patient’s body vitals like the pulse rate, respiration, and blood pressure should be monitored. The stomach should be immediately emptied. Maintain proper breathing and fluids should be given. Alprax can be removed from the blood by the process of dialysis. Flumazenil should be taken for reversing of the sleeping effects due to overdose. It should be given with proper care of breathing and ventilation.
What are you using Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet for?
Other
Anxiety
Panic disorder
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
Four times A Day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Sleepiness
Memory impairment
Tiredness
Dizziness
Depression
Confusion
Uncoordinated body movements
Blurred vision
No Side Effects
Drowsiness
Sleeplessness
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Popular Questions & Answers

Alprax 0.25 tablet is suitable for 10-12 year only for one day. How does it work?

MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapy, MBA, Post Graduation in Counselling, Research Scholar
Psychologist, Guwahati
Alprax 0.25 tablet is suitable for 10-12 year only for one day. How does it work?
It is better to avoid such medication for 10-12 years old. Would recommend that you approach a qualified homeopath to release his symptoms. Also this is not a good age to start such medicines, which may have certain unwanted side effects.
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I eating 6Parvon cap. And alprax tab since 2004 .Now I want give up. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I eating 6Parvon cap. And alprax tab since 2004 .Now I want give up. Please help me.
Taper the medication and stop and Apart from taking symptomatic treatment I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional
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I have the addiction symptoms taking spasm proxyvon and alprax for more than 4 years.

M.B.B.S., D.N.B. (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Panchkula
Both spasmo-proxyvon and alprax can cause addiction and taking it for so long can cause dependence. For stopping any dependence forming substance most important thing is persistent motivation, support and good detoxification measure. If tried leaving on own you may face withdrawal symptoms. There are various detoxification treatment available with high success rate. Consult a nearby psychiatric clinic or you can consult me for any help required. Best wishes.
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I can't sleep well I need some effective medicine, current I'm using alprax tablets for sleep but its not good.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I can't sleep well I need some effective medicine, current I'm using alprax tablets for sleep but its not good.
Please avoid taking medicines without a doctor's advise. Try to analyse your daily habits and try to make some changes in your routine lifestyle. Get (read from the internet) knowledge about sleep hygiene and healthy habits so that you can lead a healthy and balanced life by following those simple habits. You can contact me for further details.
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Does alprax overdose really lead to death? I am bit concerned about someone Please respond Thanks.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Does alprax overdose really lead to death? I am bit concerned about someone
Please respond
Thanks.
Yes. High over dose may lead to even death. Depends on the dose consumed and his premorbid conditions.
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The causes of this disorder are:

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  2. Aging: Aging can cause progressive loss of hearing, thus triggering tinnitus.
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Certain factors such as smoking, age, sex (men are prone to this disorder) and heart related disorders increase the risks of being affected by this condition.

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  2. Subjective tinnitus: The more commonly occurring type, it is caused by damage to the auditory nerves or regions of the brain that interpret sound.

The causes of this disorder are:

  1. Exposure to loud noise: If you are exposed to loud noises such as the ones emanating from firearms or heavy machinery over a prolonged period, it can lead to tinnitus.
  2. Aging: Aging can cause progressive loss of hearing, thus triggering tinnitus.
  3. Blockage of the ear: There is earwax present in the ears, the function of which is to trap dirt and bacteria. Excessive earwax accumulation leads to loss of hearing, resulting in tinnitus.
  4. Modifications of the ear bone: Any stiffening of the middle bone in the ear could impair your hearing and result in this condition.

Certain factors such as smoking, age, sex (men are prone to this disorder) and heart related disorders increase the risks of being affected by this condition.

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The treatment of this condition begins with the identification of the underlying condition, if any. The various treatment options are –

  1. Removal of earwax: Excess earwax has gotten rid of which can relieve symptoms of tinnitus.
  2. Suppression of noise: Certain machines, known as white noise machines, produce random sounds such as the sound of rain or the sounds of waves, thus eliminating the ‘hearing’ of sounds which are common to this condition.
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2. How do people commonly develop mental health problems?

There is no one in the world who does not have any problem. Any person at any time can be affected in his mind through some loss or failure or other problems in life. Some people come out of those difficulties. But some people keep on thinking about the problems and are affected in their minds. There will be neurochemical changes in their brains. And there will be changes in their behaviour, which manifest as mental health problems.

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The common symptoms are fear, suspicion, depression, anxiety, stress, sleep problems, suicidal thoughts, hearing voices in the ear when all alone, talking/ muttering/ smiling all alone, violent behaviour, suspecting spouse’s (wife’s or husband’s) fidelity (faithfulness) falsely, other strange experiences and behaviour etc.

People also can have memory problems, problems in food intake, sexual problems, diseases for which no cause could be found, addiction to alcohol, nicotine (smoking), drugs, social media, video games, internet etc., personality disorders, anger control problems, interpersonal conflicts, family problems, marriage related problems, career and job related problems, learning problems, guilt, spiritual conflicts etc. Children and teenagers also can develop behavioural and emotional problems because of various reasons.

4. How should these symptoms be approached?

All of these should be treated promptly and appropriately. Mental health problem is not something to be covered up. One has to take treatment and counselling for mental health problems just like one takes treatment for other diseases. Then it can be controlled effectively.

5. Is mental health so important?

Many of you would be familiar with this famous proverb “Sound mind in a sound body”. It points to the proven fact that our body and mind are so deeply related to each other. If you have problems in your mind like fear and anxiety, it can affect your body by making you physically weak and prone to various bodily illnesses. Likewise if you have physical ailments, it can affect your mental health also. Research shows that many physical disorders are predisposed, precipitated and exacerbated by many mental health problems.

6. People say that if you start taking psychiatric medicines, then you have to take life long. Is it true?

No; not at all. This is a common myth. Once the symptoms become better with medicines and counselling, your Psychiatrist can taper medicines slowly. But, please don’t stop or adjust the dose without Psychiatrist’s advice. If you do that, the symptoms may come back and you may need higher doses of medicines.

7. Are all psychiatric medicines addictive and having serious side effects?

No; not at all. This is another common myth. Only Benzodiazepine group among psychiatric drugs, is addictive. It includes Alprazolam, Diazepam, Nitrazepam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam etc. A good Psychiatrist will prescribe these only if they are really needed for you for controlling severe symptoms, and he will try to taper them at the earliest, so that you do not get addicted to it.

If psychotherapy (counselling) is also given along with medicines, you may need only smaller doses of medicines. A good Psychiatrist will choose a medicine which suits each particular patient so that side effects would be minimum or almost nil. He will always monitor you for any emerging side effect. If needed, he will adjust the dose of medicines, or change over to other medicines with lesser possibility of side effects, or add another medicine to counter the side effects.

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About Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet
When is Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet ?
Alprax 0.5 MG Tablet Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):