Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet
Pacific 0.5 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.
Pacific 0.5 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 Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet, measure it properly and only take the dosage that has been prescribed.
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.
To ensure if Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet is safe for consumption, inform your doctor if you have health issues like:
- Epileptic seizures
- Depression and suicidal thoughts
- Addiction to alcohol or drugs
- Taking narcotic medication.
Pacific 0.5 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 Pacific 0.5 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 Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet. Misuse of Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet can result in overdosage and even death in extreme cases. This drug can become addictive, thus it should be kept away from individuals who have a history of drug addiction.
Primary use of alprazolam are:
- sweating of hands and feet are some of the symptoms of anxiety disorder.
Panic DisorderPacific 0.5 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.
Azole antifungal agentsAvoid taking this medicine If you are using azole antifungal agents like Ketoconazole and Itraconazole. These medicines will increase the concentration of Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet by increasing its availability in the body.
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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.
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.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is contraindicated during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, you must consult a doctor before taking this medication.
Does this affect liver function?Dosing adjustment in hepatic impairment is needed. Reduce the dose by 50% to 60% and avoid this medicine in cirrhosis.
Is It safe with alcohol?It may have additive CNS effects, avoid using alcohol when taking this medication.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?It may affect the alertness of the patient taking this medicine. Thus it is suggested to avoid driving if taking this medication.
Does this affect kidney function?It is assumed to be safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data is available to suggest requirement of dose adjustment. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of Pacific 0.5 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 instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medicine, 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 postsynaptic inhibition in the central nervous system (CNS). Enhancement of the inhibitory effect of GABA on neuronal excitability results by increased neuronal membrane permeability to chloride ions. This shift in chloride ions results in hyperpolarization (a less excitable state) and stabilization.
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 Alcohol
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CetirizineUse of Pacific 0.5 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.
MetoclopramideUse of Pacific 0.5 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.
OpioidsOpioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Pacific 0.5 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 agentsAzole antifungal agents like ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided when you are Pacific 0.5 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 Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet. If coadministration is needed then alternative medicines like lorazepam and oxazepam could be considered.
AntihypertensivesYou 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.
OthersThis medicine interacts with Cimetidine, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, clozapine, CNS depressants, diltiazem, disulfiram, digoxin, erythromycin, ethanol, fluconazole, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, grapefruit juice, isoniazid, itraconazole, ketoconazole, labetalol, levodopa, loxapine, metoprolol, metronidazole, miconazole, nefazodone, omeprazole, phenytoin, protease inhibitors like amprenavir and ritonavir, rifabutin, rifampin, troleandomycin, valproic acid, verapamil may increase the serum level and/or toxicity of alprazolam; monitor for altered benzodiazepine response. Kindly consult your doctor and inform him if you are taking any of these.
Interaction with Disease
Seizure DisordersThe sudden stop of Pacific 0.5 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 Food
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