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Alprax

Alprax
By Medicover Hospitals / 10 March 2021
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What is Alprax?

  • Alprax 0.25 Tablet belongs to the class of medication called benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepine prevents panic attacks by relaxing the brain and central nervous system. It's a drug that's used to relieve anxiety. It relaxes the nerves and changes brain function, calming it and providing relief from panic attacks. Alprax is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and associated conditions in the short term.
    1. Alprax Uses
    2. Alprax Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Storage
    6. warnings
    7. Alprax vs Xanax
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Alprax Uses

  • Alprax Tablet is an effective medication used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders caused by depression. In patients with depression, the drug regulates the levels of certain unbalanced chemicals produced by the brain. It is used to treat a variety of conditions and mental health problems, and in some cases, it may be used for a short-term effect. It is often administered to those who are suffering from the following conditions: panic attacks, anxiety disorders, major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and agitation.
  • Alprax Side effects:

  • Some of the common and serious side effects of Alprax are:
    •   Lightheadedness
    •   Drowsiness
    •   Unsteadiness
    •   Loss of coordination
    •   Drowsiness
    •   Blurred vision
    •   Abdominal pain
    •   Headache
    •   Chest pain
    •   Irregular menstrual periods
    •   Decreased appetite
    •   Weight loss
    •   Heartburn
  • Alprax can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. If you are facing any of the above serious side effects. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions:

  • Before using Alprax talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The product may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before using the drug talk with your doctor if you are having any medical history such as Glaucoma, skin allergies, kidney disease, liver disease and abdominal pain.
  • How to use Alprax?

  • Follow your doctor's instructions about the dosage and duration of this medication. Alprax 0.25 Tablet can be taken with or without food, but it's best if you take it at the same time every day. This drug is meant to be consumed orally and it should not be chewed or mixed it with liquid. If you are taking the liquid form measure the dosage of the medicine properly and use the dosage that is prescribed.
  • Missed Dose

  • If you miss a dose take Alprax 0.25 Tablet as soon as you remember. However, if your next dose is approaching, skip the skipped dose and return to your daily schedule. Avoid taking two doses at a time.
  • Overdose

  • Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Alprax tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Warning for some Serious Health Conditions

  • Kidney Disease
  • In patients with kidney disease, Alprax 0.25 Tablet is probably safe to use. Based on the limited information available, a dose adjustment of Alprax 0.25 Tablet might not be necessary in these patients. Please seek medical advice.
  • Liver Disease
  • In patients with liver disease, Alprax 0.25 Tablet should be used with caution. Alprax 0.25 Tablet dosage may need to be adjusted. Please seek medical advice.
  • Pregnancy
  • Alprax 0.25 Tablet should not be used during pregnancy because there is clear evidence that it poses a danger to the unborn child. However, in certain life-threatening circumstances where the benefits outweigh the risks, the doctor can prescribe it.
  • Breastfeeding
  • Alprax 0.25 Tablet should not be used when breastfeeding. The drug could move into breastmilk and can cause some serious side effects to the infants.
  • Storage

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Alprax vs Xanax

    Alprax
    Xanax
    Alprax 0.25 Tablet belongs to the class of medication called benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepine prevents panic attacks by relaxing the brain and central nervous system. Xanax is an anti-anxiety medication used for treating anxiety orders and panic attacks.
    Alprax Tablet is an effective medication used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders caused by depression. Xanax is used to manage anxiety disorder and it provides some short term relief from the symptoms of anxiety.
    Some of the common and serious side effects of Alprax are:
    • -Lightheadedness
    • -Drowsiness
    • -Unsteadiness
    • -Loss of coordination
    • -Drowsiness
    Some of the common side effects of Benadryl are:
    • -Drowsiness
    • -Fatigue
    • -Constipation
    • -Dry mouth

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Alprax 0.25 Tablet does, in fact, make you sleepy. Sedation (drowsiness) is a typical Alprax 0.25 Tablet side effect.
    In general, benzodiazepines like Alprax can only be used for a short time (for example 2 to 4 weeks). Unless your doctor advises otherwise, long-term use is not recommended. The use of benzodiazepines can contribute to addiction to the drug.
    Anxiety and panic symptoms are treated with Alprax. It belongs to the benzodiazepine family of drugs, which have a calming effect on the brain and nerves (central nervous system). It functions by boosting the effects of a naturally occurring chemical in the body (GABA).
    Some of the common and serious side effects of Alprax are:
    • -Lightheadedness
    • -Drowsiness
    • -Unsteadiness
    • -Loss of coordination
    • -Drowsiness
    In the treatment of outpatients with major depressive disorder, alprazolam tends to be an effective antidepressant. It relaxes the nerves and changes brain function, calming it and providing relief from panic attacks.
    Alprax is a benzodiazepine. It functions by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses irregular and excessive nerve cell activity in the brain.

    Citations:

  • Alprax, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0955395920300621
  • Alprax side-effects, https://www.ijpda.com/index.php/journal/article/view/188