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What is Alprax?

Alprax Tablet is used for Anxiety disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Panic disorders, Agitation and other conditions. Alprax Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Alprax Tablet contains Alprazolam as an active ingredient.
Alprax Tablet works by binding to the benzodiazepine receptor site on the GABA-A receptor leading to central nervous system depressant activity.
Torrent Pharma manufactures Alprax Tablet.
Detailed information related to Alprax Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Alprax Tablet Uses

Alprax Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2, 3
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Alprax Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Alprax Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 3, 4, 5

Alprax Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

Alprax Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Alprax Tablet - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Alprax Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Alprax Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Alprax Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
References: 6, 6

Alprax Tablet - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Alprax Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Alprax Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Carbamazepine
  • Erythromycin
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Nefazodone
References: 6
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Alprax Tablet - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Alprax Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Alprax Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
References: 6
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Alprax Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Alprax Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    No
    References: 6
  • Is Alprax Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
    No
    References: 6
  • Can Alprax Tablet be used for anxiety disorders and anxiety?
    Yes, anxiety disorders and anxiety are among the most common reported uses for Alprax Tablet. Please do not use Alprax Tablet for anxiety disorders and anxiety without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Alprax Tablet.
  • How long do I need to use Alprax Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported 1 day and within 2 hours as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Alprax Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Alprax Tablet.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Alprax Tablet?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Alprax Tablet. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Alprax Tablet. Click here to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Alprax Tablet.
  • Should I consume Alprax Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?
    all4insure.ru website users have most commonly reported consuming Alprax Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here to find out what other patients report as timing of using Alprax Tablet.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Alprax Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Alprax Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    References: 7
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    References: 8
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.
    References: 8

Other important Information on Alprax Tablet

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 9, 10, 11, 12

Overdosage of Alprax Tablet

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Alprax Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 13, 14, 15

Storage of Alprax Tablet

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Alprax Tablet.
References: 16, 17, 18, 19

Expired Alprax Tablet

  • Taking a single dose of expired Alprax Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 20, 21

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Alprax Tablet

Alprax (Alprazolam) is an antianxiety agent (benzodiazepines) used primarily for treating mild to moderate anxiety. Weight gain is seen among people who take Alprax, especially in females, 60+ aged individuals, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also taking medication Zyprexa, and have depression.
 A study published in 2016 in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research found that people taking Alprax and other benzodiazepines (BDZs) gained on average of about 8 pounds over the course of one year. However, the exact weight gain varied, depending on the benzodiazepines used.
 An article published in Psychiatry Research in April 2000 concluded that a significant decrease in daily food intake and body weight gain associated with the usage of benzodiazepines sub-class of antianxiety drugs. However, this is more likely to occur over the use of 6 months or one year of BDZs. 
 Some other patients have reported a loss in their weight while using Alprax; more research is needed to evaluate how Alprax and other BDZs may contribute to such weight changes.
 BDZs are not the only class of antianxiety drugs that may have side effects of weight gain. Other antianxiety drugs such as Azapirones (Buspirone, Tandospirone) may also cause weight gain.
 If you're concerned about weight changes while taking Alprax, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Effect of Drug Alprazolam on Restrained Stress Induced Alteration of Serum Cortisol and Antioxidant Vitamins (Vitamin C and E) in Male Albino Rats. URL: 
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Alprax Tablet - Packages and Strengths

Alprax Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
Alprax Tablet - Packages: 15 Tablet
Alprax Tablet - Strengths: 0.5MG, 1MG, 0.25MG

Alprax Tablet - Manufacturers

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Alprax Tablet - Demographic Information

References

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  2. "FDA approved labeling for Xanax revision 08/23/2011" (PDF). Federal Drug Administration. 2011-08-23. p. 4. Retrieved 2011-09-14. Anxiety Disorders – XANAX Tablets (alprazolam) are indicated for the management of anxiety disorder (a condition corresponding most closely to the APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual [DSMIII-R] diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder) or the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with an anxiolytic.. Panic Disorder – XANAX is also indicated for the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia.. Demonstrations of the effectiveness of XANAX by systematic clinical study are limited to 4 months duration for anxiety disorder and 4 to 10 weeks duration for panic disorder; however, patients with panic disorder have been treated on an open basis without any apparent loss of benefit. The physician should periodically reassess the usefulness of the drug for the individual patient. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. Prescribing information XANAX- alprazolam tablet. Retrieved on 10/18/2016. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  17. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  18. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
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  20. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
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