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ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET belongs to a class of 'anxiolytic' drugs (reduces anxiety) called benzodiazepines (BZD), primarily used to treat severe anxiety over a short period and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (an anxiety disorder that makes people very fearful of certain places and situations). Anxiety is a mental health disorder associated with fear of worry and excessive nervousness. On the other hand, panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes sudden feelings of fear even when there is no real danger, with symptoms like a fast heartbeat.
ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET reduces anxiety/panic by decreasing abnormal and excessive excitement of nerve cells in the brain. It works by increasing the activity of GABA ( a chemical messenger in the brain that acts as a natural nerve-calming agent). Thereby, ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety, produces a feeling of calm, and helps to fall asleep.
Take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET with or without food and swallow whole with a glass of water. Your doctor will advise you on how often you take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET based on your medical condition. Some people may experience depression, sleepiness and drowsiness, jerky, uncoordinated movements, inability to remember bits of information, slurred speech, dizziness, light-headedness, headaches, constipation, dry mouth, tiredness, and irritability. Most of these side effects of ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET do not require do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
If you are known to be allergic to ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Do not take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects on the baby. Inform your doctor if you have a drug addiction, muscle weakness, chronic pulmonary insufficiency, liver or kidney problem, or narrow-angle glaucoma (damage to optic nerve) before taking the ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET. Do not take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET with opioids as it may cause breathing problems or other severe adverse effects.
Anxiety disorder, Panic disorder
ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET is an anxiolytic drug (anxiety reducer) that is used to treat anxiety, and panic disorder over a short period. ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET increases the activity of GABA (a chemical messenger in the brain that act as a natural nerve-calming agent) and is involved in inducing sleep. Thereby, ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety, and induces sleep. ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET is not to be used for mild anxiety associated with the stress of today's life situations.
Do not take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET if you are known to be allergic to ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET. ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET is not recommended for below 18 years of age. Do not take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects in the baby. ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients as there is an increased risk of adverse reactions such as drowsiness, dizziness, and muscle weakness. Inform your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), drug addiction, chronic pulmonary insufficiency, narrow-angle glaucoma, kidney/liver problem before taking ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET. Do not take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET with opioids as it may cause breathing problems, drowsiness, and coma.
Drug-Drug Interactions: ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET may have interacted with any other medicines to treat anxiety or depression or to help you sleep (nefazodone, fluvoxamine, fluoxetine), pain killers (morphine, codeine, dihydrocodeine, buprenorphine), antihistamines/antiallergics (chlorphenamine, diphenhydramine, promethazine), antifungal (fluconazole), oral contraceptives (the pill), certain antibiotics (erythromycin), medicines used for treating stomach ulcers (cimetidine), drugs used for angina and high blood pressure (diltiazem), medications used to treat various heart conditions (digoxin), drugs used for treating HIV (ritonavir), antipsychotic medications used to treat mental illnesses like schizophrenia, and medicines to treat epilepsy.
Drug-Food Interactions: ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET may interact with alcohol. Therefore, avoid consuming alcohol while taking ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET as it may increase side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, or difficulty in concentrating.
Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have narrow-angle glaucoma, myasthenia gravis(muscle weakness), pulmonary insufficiency, or kidney/liver problems, inform your doctor before taking ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET.
Avoid consumption of alcohol with ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET as it may increase the risk of drowsiness and other adverse effects.
ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET is a category D pregnancy drug. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimesters as it may cause harm to the unborn baby.
Avoid breastfeeding while taking ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET as it may be excreted in breast milk and cause adverse effects in the baby.
ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET may cause dizziness, double vision, or drowsiness in some people. It is an offence to drive if ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET affects you. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy, dizzy, or experience any vision problems after taking ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET.
Take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have or had a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.
Take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have or had a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.
ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET should not be used by children, as the efficacy and safety have not established.
Do not take ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET for a prolonged time as it may lead to mental or physical dependence on ALPRAX SR 1MG TABLET.
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Anxiety disorder: It is a mental health disorder associated with fear, worry, and excessive nervousness that may interfere with one's daily activities. The symptoms of anxiety include feeling more stress than required for that event and lack of ability to set aside restlessness and worry.
Panic disorder: It is a mental disorder where people have feelings of anxiety, stress, and panic or fear regularly and at any time, often for no apparent reason. During a panic attack, you get a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms. It can come on very quickly and for no apparent reason. A panic attack can be very frightening and distressing.
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