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Alprax 1 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Alprazolam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: March 09, 2019

Alprax 1 MG Tablet is an effective drug prescribed to patients who have panic disorders and anxiety disorders as a result of depression. The drug controls the levels of certain unbalanced chemicals released by the brain in patients who suffer from depression. Alprax 1 MG Tablet is a part of a group of medicines which go by the name of benzodiazepine. This class of drugs work in a way through which they calm the brain and the central nervous system, preventing panic attacks.

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 1 MG Tablet, measure it properly and only take the dosage that has been prescribed. This drug can become addictive, thus it should be kept away from individuals who have a history of drug addiction.

Before you start the drug be sure to research some general information about it. For instance, the drug is not meant for patients who suffer from problems like glaucoma and allergies. Inform your doctor if you have health issues like epileptic seizures, asthma, suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts, addiction to alcohol or drugs or take narcotic medication, to ensure if Alprax 1 MG Tablet is safe for consumption. Alprax 1 MG Tablet can result in birth defects. Therefore it cannot be taken by pregnant women. Traces of the drug has been found in breast milk too and can have a negative impact on the infant. Thus, nursing mothers are also advised not to take Alprax 1 MG Tablet.

Some side effects of the drug include tiredness, feeling sleepy, memory issues, and developing anxiousness. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms is also a common side effect of Alprax 1 MG Tablet .

Misuse of Alprax 1 MG Tablet can result in over dosage and even death in extreme cases.

  • Anxiety

    Alprax 1 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Uneasiness, difficulty in sleeping, sweating of hands and feet are some of the symptoms of anxiety disorder.
  • Panic disorder

    Alprax 1 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of the panic disorder. Sweating, breathing problem, weakness and numbness in hands are some of the symptoms of panic disorder.

  • Allergy

    Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to Alprax 1 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines.
  • Azole antifungal agents

    Avoid taking this medicine If you are using azole antifungal agents like Ketoconazole and Itraconazole. These medicines will increase the concentration of Alprax 1 MG Tablet by increasing its availability in the body.

In addition to its intended effect, Alprax 1 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

  • Unsteadiness

  • Loss of coordination

  • Drowsiness.

  • Blurred vision

  • Abdominal pain

  • Difficulty or painful urination

  • headache

  • Chest pain.

  • Sleeplessness

  • Irregular menstrual periods

  • Decreased appetite

  • Weight loss.

  • Double vision

  • Sudden sweating

  • Acid or sour stomach

  • heartburn

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medicine is excreted in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 44 hours for an immediate release tablet and 52 hours for an extended release tablet / disintegrating tablet.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect can be observed in 1 to 2 hours for an immediate release tablet, 1.5 to 2 hours for a disintegrating tablet and 9 hours for an extended release tablet.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly required under the supervision of the doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

    Habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is known to excreted through human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alprax 1 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Alprax 1 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Alprax 1 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

    Alprax 1 MG Tablet is known to increase the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is contraindicated in acute narrow-angle glaucoma which is an eye disorder. The sudden stop of Alprax 1 MG Tablet may cause withdrawal effects and can precipitate seizures. The dose should be reduced gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of depression and breathlessness.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Grapefruit juice should be consumed with Alprax 1 MG Tablet. Alternatively, you can consume orange juice which does not affect the medicine.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Use of Alprax 1 MG Tablet with cetirizine or levocetirizine should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision. Use of Alprax 1 MG Tablet with metoclopramide should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision. Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Alprax 1 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed and monitoring of sedation, breathlessness, and hypotension is necessary. Azole antifungal agents like ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided when you are Alprax 1 MG Tablet due to the risk of increased concentrations of the medicine in the body which may cause increased sedation and changes in ECG. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines when you are prescribed with Alprax 1 MG Tablet. If coadministration is needed then alternative medicines like lorazepam and oxazepam could be considered. You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Ques: What is Alprax 1 MG Tablet?

Ans: Alprax 1 mg tablet is a medication which has Alprazolam as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by binding at several sites within the brain and affecting the chemical action to produce a depressive effect on brain activity. Alprax 1 mg tablet is used to treat conditions such as Anxiety or aggressive behavior, uneasiness, breathing problems, and Panic disorder.

Ques: What are the uses of Alprax 1 MG Tablet?

Ans: Alprax 1 mg tablet is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Anxiety and Panic disorder. This medication is also used to treat conditions such as Anxiety or aggressive behavior, uneasiness, breathing problems, weakness, and numbness. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Alprax 1 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Alprax 1 MG Tablet?

Ans: Alprax 1 mg tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Alprax 1 mg tablet which is painful urination, Loss of coordination, Drowsiness, Blurred vision, Abdominal pain, Headache, Chest pain, Sleeplessness, Irregular menstrual periods, Decreased appetite, Weight loss, Double vision, Sudden sweating, Acid or sour stomach, and Heartburn. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Alprax 1 mg tablet.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Alprax 1 MG Tablet?

Ans: Alprax 1 mg tablet should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication. It is important to dispose of expired and unused medications properly to avoid health problems.
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