ALPRAZOLAM

ALPRAZOLAM

Alprazolam is a drug used to treat a certain condition. It’s a treatment prescribed for adults. This drug treats panic disorder. It works effectively through your brain. It signals the brain to produce a calming effect. It also works to enhance the natural chemical effect in the body.

Uses/Indication

Alprazolam is a treatment used for:

  • Panic Disorder
  • A person with Anxiety
  • Unexpected Extreme Fear
  • Tension due to Stress

This drug effectively works in treating the said conditions.

Indication

Alprazolam is a drug that mostly treats “Anxiety Disorder”. It is indicated for treating this kind of disorder. Aside from that other conditions can benefit from this drug. It is also indicated as short-term relief for anxiety. This drug is recommended for adults. It is not indicated for the use of minors/children.

How does it work?

Alprazolam is a treatment that belongs to “Benzodiazepines” group of drug. It works to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Alprazolam works directly on your brain and nerves. It helps your brain to produce a calming effect. It prevents the onset of action to occur. It can also treat other related conditions.

How much to take?

Before taking this drug make sure you consult your doctor. Tell your doctor about your overall health condition. It is for them to know how to give you the right dosage. The usual dosage of Alprazolam is 0.25 to 0.5mg. You should need to take the drug 3 times a day. Follow the right dosing instruction of your doctor.

Alprazolam comes in a tablet form that you need to take by mouth. Take the drug as directed by your doctor. Do not take the drug if it’s not prescribed to you. The drug comes with a medication guide. Check the label and read for directions. Take the drug 3 times a day. Take it before or after a meal to avoid stomach upset. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take it at the same time each day to avoid missing a dose. Use this drug regularly for better results.

Side effects:

The listed below are some common side effects of the drug:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Blurred Vision
  • Chest Pain
  • Changes in Speech
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Difficult to urinate
  • A headache
  • Painful urination
  • Sleeplessness
  • Unsteadiness

If you develop other side effects visit your doctor right away.

Warning and Precaution

There are a few things you need to be cautious when using this drug. These are the following:

  • Do not use this drug if you’re allergic to its ingredient.
  • If you’re pregnant do not use this drug.
  • Avoid using this drug if you’re lactating. It may put your baby at risk.
  • Inform your doctor if you’re taking other supplements.
  • This drug may cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery.
  • Finish the entire course of medicine.