Alap (0.5mg) is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. It reduces the nervous tension by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain
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Drug information on Alap (0.5mg) (Alprazolam) from Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (Argus)
Drug Name : Alprazolam
Alprazolam(Xanax) generic Alap (0.5mg) is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. It reduces the nervous tension by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain.
More Info about Alprazolam
Trade Names for Alprazolam
Xanax, Xanax XR, Niravam
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.
Central Nervous System :
Drowsiness, lightheadedness, depression, headache, confusion, sleeplessness, nervousness, fainting, dizziness and tiredness.
Dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting and increased salivation.
Fast heart rate and low blood pressure.
Rigidity and tremor.
Skin inflammation and allergy.
Nose congestion and weight gain/loss.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, who are taking itraconazole or ketoconazole and hypersensitivity.
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.
Avoid abrupt withdrawal of this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from light and children.
Schedule : H Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.