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How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Alprazolam exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Do not take Alprazolam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor.
In some medical conditions, such as anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia, it is not advisable to take Alprazolam long-term. See your doctor if Alprazolam does not seem to help you.
If you are taking Alprazolam as a sleeping pill, you should take it only when you have problems sleeping and when you are able to sleep for 7-8 hours without being interrupted. Take it just before you go to bed.
If you have been taking Alprazolam over a certain period of time, do not stop taking Alprazolam suddenly as this may cause withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, cramps, vomiting, sweating and tremors. Your doctor will reduce the dose of Alprazolam gradually before stopping it completely. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
You may take Alprazolam with or without food. However, taking it immediately after food may reduce the side effects of drowsiness and sleepiness.
If you have been given the slow-release tablet (usually marked as "XR" or "SR"), swallow it whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are an alcoholic or if you have a history of drug abuse.
Alert your doctor if you have kidney disease, depression or a history of depression, any mood or psychiatric problems.
Alprazolam is usually used for a short period of time only. Do not take Alprazolam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor. If you are taking Alprazolam as a sleeping pill, take it only when you need to. Try not to make a habit of relying on Alprazolam to help you sleep.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Alprazolam. Do not take Alprazolam if you are pregnant.
It is important that you do not get pregnant while being treated with Alprazolam. Use appropriate birth control.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Alprazolam.
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to sleeping pills such as diazepam, midazolam, lorazepam and others.
Alert your doctor if you have liver disease or an eye disease known as glaucoma.
Alert your doctor if you have lung or breathing problems such as sleep apnea, myasthenia gravis or if you are at risk of falls.
Do not give Alprazolam to children, unless specifically instructed by the child's doctor.
Alprazolam is not meant for children younger than 18 years old.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.
Why do I need this medicine?
Alprazolam helps to relieve anxiety and anxiety accompanied by depression.
Alprazolam is also used to relieve panic attacks and problems sleeping (a condition also known as insomnia).
What side effects could I experience?
Alprazolam may cause drowsiness, dizziness and blurred vision. Alprazolam may also affect your mental alertness. Do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Alprazolam may also cause some memory loss, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating and appetite changes.
Alprazolam may cause aggressiveness, restlessness, irritability, hallucinations and nightmares in some people. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of these symptoms.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Do not take Alprazolam with antifungal medications, especially itraconazole and ketoconazole.
Alert your doctor quickly if you are taking any of these medicines:
- other sleeping pills
- any medicines that cause drowsiness such as opioid (morphine-like) pain-killers, antihistamines and medicines for mood and personality disorders
- antidepressants such as fluoxetine, nefazodone, fluvoxamine, sertraline, paroxetine
- antibiotics such as rifampicin, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, doxycycline, isoniazid
- epilepsy (fits or seizure) medicines such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone
- heart or blood pressure medicines such as diltiazem, nifedipine, nicardipine, verapamil, quinidine, amiodarone
- AIDS (HIV) medicines
- birth control pills
- gastric medicines such as cimetidine
- asthma medicines such as theophylline
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.