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Andep (0.5mg) (Alprazolam) Drug Price and Information

Alprazolam (Andep (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

Andep (0.5mg)

  Tablet  
Ravian Pharmaceuticals (P) Ltd.
Generic : Alprazolam
 11.90
0.5mg
10 Tablets
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Andep (0.5mg) (Alprazolam) from Ravian Pharmaceuticals (P) Ltd.

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Medical condition(s) for which Andep (0.5mg) may be prescribed

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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.

Side effects of Andep (0.5mg)

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.

How to use Andep (0.5mg)?

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

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When Should Andep (0.5mg) not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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Warnings and Precautions for Andep (0.5mg)

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.

Other Precautions for Andep (0.5mg)

Avoid abrupt withdrawal of this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Andep (0.5mg)

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.



Andep (0.5mg)(Alprazolam) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the indications of Andep (0.5mg)?

A: Andep (0.5mg) is used to treat anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder), panic disorders, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, and depression(1 Trusted Source
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Q: Is it safe to use Andep (0.5mg) during pregnancy?

A: Andep (0.5mg) exposure during pregnancy may result in drowsiness, lethargy, respiratory depression, hypotonia (poor muscle tone), and withdrawal symptoms in the infant, such as irritability, restlessness, tremors, feeding difficulties, and excessive weeping(2 Trusted Source
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Q: Who should not use Andep (0.5mg)?

A: Andep (0.5mg) is not recommended for patients who have benzodiazepine hypersensitivity or pulmonary disease. The combination of Andep (0.5mg) and CNS depressants, particularly opioids, increases the risk of respiratory depression, low blood pressure, and death(2 Trusted Source
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Q: What are the available dosage forms of Andep (0.5mg)?

A: Andep (0.5mg) comes as a tablet, an extended-release tablet, an orally disintegrating tablet, and a solution to be taken orally. Orally disintegrating tablets are tablets that dissolve quickly in the mouth(3 Trusted Source
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Q: When is the best time to take Andep (0.5mg)?

A: Andep (0.5mg) tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, and concentrated solutions are usually taken two to four times a day. The extended-release tablet is usually taken in the morning(3 Trusted Source
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  • 1. Alprazolam - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30844192/ )
  • 2. Alprazolam - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK538165/)
  • 3. Alprazolam - (https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a684001.html )
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