Alprazolam - Drug Information

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General Information on Alprazolam

Generic Name : Alprazolam

Pronunciation : (al pray zoe iam)

Latest prescription information about Alprazolam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

Why is Alprazolam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. It reduces the nervous tension by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain

When should Alprazolam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, who are taking itraconazole or ketoconazole and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Alprazolam?

The starting dose for treating anxiety is 0.25-0.5 mg, 3 times daily using immediate release tablets.
The dose may be increased every 3-4 days to a maximum dose of 4 mg daily.
The starting dose for treating panic attacks is 0.5 mg, 3 times daily. Doses can be increased every 3-4 days but by no more than 1 mg daily. The effective dose for preventing panic attacks may be as high as 6 mg daily.

How should Alprazolam be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alprazolam?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma or other respiratory diseases, kidney or liver impairment, depression, suicidal thoughts, alcohol addiction, increased eye pressure, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may decrease alertness and coordination. Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid grape fruit or grape fruit juice consumption while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Alprazolam?

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, lightheadedness, depression, headache, confusion, sleeplessness, nervousness, fainting, dizziness and tiredness.
   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting and increased salivation.
   Heart : Fast heart rate and low blood pressure.
   Eye : Blurred vision.
   Musculoskeletal : Rigidity and tremor.
   Skin : Skin inflammation and allergy.
   Miscellaneous : Nose congestion and weight gain/loss.

What are the other precautions for Alprazolam?

Avoid abrupt withdrawal of this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Alprazolam?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from light and children.


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Hello People, I am wondering, the prices for some of the medications are incredible. How can I find a doctor or a pharmacy that will allow me to purchase medications that are provided in the medication lists?

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