is a tranquilizer used in the short-term relief of symptoms of
anxiety or the treatment of anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorder is
marked by unrealistic worry or excessive fears and concerns. Anxiety
associated with depression is also responsive to alprazolam.
Alprazolam is also used in the treatment of panic disorder, which appears as
unexpected panic attacks and may be accompanied by a fear of open or
public places called agoraphobia. Only your doctor can diagnose
panic disorder and best advise you about treatment.
prescribe alprazolam to treat alcohol withdrawal, fear of open
spaces and strangers, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, and
Alprazolam 2 mg comes in multiples of 100 tablets.
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side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in
intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor
can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking alprazolam.
Your doctor should periodically reassess the need for alprazolam.
effects are usually seen at the beginning of treatment and disappear
with continued medication. However, if dosage is increased, side
effects will be more likely.
Common alprazolam Side Effects:
discomfort, abnormal involuntary movement, agitation, allergies,
anxiety, blurred vision, chest pain, confusion, constipation,
changed sex drive, depression, diarrhea, difficult urination, dream
abnormalities, drowsiness, dry mouth, fainting, fatigue, fluid
retention, headache, hyperventilation, inability to fall asleep,
change in appetite, impaired memory, irritability, lack of or
decreased coordination, light-headedness, low blood pressure,
menstrual problems, muscular twitching, nausea and vomiting,
nervousness, painful menstruation, palpitations, rapid heartbeat,
rash, restlessness, ringing in the ears, sedation, sexual
dysfunction, skin inflammation, speech difficulties, stiffness,
stuffy nose, sweating, tiredness/sleepiness, tremors, upper
respiratory infections, weakness, weight gain or loss.
Less Common, or rare, alprazolam Side Effects:
tone, arm or leg pain, concentration difficulties, dizziness, double
vision, fear, hallucinations, hot flushes, inability to control
urination or bowel movements, infection, itching, joint pain, loss
of appetite, muscle cramps, muscle spasticity, rage, seizures,
shortness of breath, sleep disturbances, slurred speech,
stimulation, talkativeness, taste alterations, temporary memory
loss, tingling or pins and needles, uninhibited behavior, urine
retention, weakness in muscle and bone, yellow eyes and skin.
Side effect due rapid decrease in dose or abrubt
withdrawal from alprazolam:
blurred vision, decreased concentration, decreased mental clarity,
depression, diarrhea, headache, heightened awareness of noise or
bright lights, hot flushes, impaired sense of smell, insomnia, loss
of appetite, loss of reality, muscle cramps, nervousness, rapid
breathing, seizures, tingling sensation, tremor, twitching, weight
medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you
suspect an alprazolam overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
alprazolam overdose may include:
Confusion, coma, impaired coordination, sleepiness, slowed
of alprazolam, alone or after combining it with alcohol, can be
If you are
sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to alprazolam or
other tranquilizers, you should not take this medication. Make
sure that your doctor is aware of any drug reactions that you have
Do not take
alprazolam if you have been diagnosed with the eye condition called
tension related to everyday stress usually does not require
treatment with alprazolam. Discuss your symptoms thoroughly with
may cause you to become drowsy or less alert; therefore, driving or
operating dangerous machinery or participating in any hazardous
activity that requires full mental alertness is not recommended.
If you are
being treated for panic disorder, you may need to take a higher dose
of alprazolam than for anxiety alone. High doses--more than 4 mg a
day--of alprazolam taken for long intervals may cause emotional and
physical dependence. It is important that your doctor supervise you
carefully when you are using alprazolam.
As with all
antianxiety medication, there is a small chance that alprazolam
could encourage suicidal thoughts or episodes of euphoria known as
mania. If you notice any new or unusual symptoms after starting
alprazolam, call your doctor immediately.
should be used with caution in elderly or weak patients, and in
those with lung disease, alcoholic liver disease, or any disorder
that could hinder the elimination of the drug.
may intensify the effect of alcohol. Do not drink alcohol while
combine alprazolam with Sporanox or Nizoral. These drugs cause a
buildup of alprazolam in the body.
alprazolam is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either
could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check
with your doctor before combining alprazolam with the following:
Antihistamines such as Benadryl and Tavist
antibiotics such as Biaxin and erythromycin
antidepressant drugs, including Elavil, Norpramin, and Tofranil
Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
tranquilizers such as Mellaril and Thorazine
Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)
central nervous system depressants such as Valium and Demerol
the usual starting dose of alprazolam, for the treatment of anxiety
disorder, is 0.25 to 0.5 mg taken 3 times a day. The dose may be
increased every 3 to 4 days to a maximum daily dose of 4 mg, divided
into smaller doses.
treatment of panic disorder, the usual adult starting dose of
alprazolam is 0.5 mg 3 times a day. This dose can be increased by 1
mg a day every 3 or 4 days. You may be given a dose from 1 up to a
total of 10 mg, according to your needs. The typical dose is 5 to 6
mg a day.
may need a larger dose to relieve their symptoms. Others, including
older adults and those with liver disease or other serious
illnesses, may need to use lower doses.
will reassess your treatment periodically to be sure you are getting
the right amount of medication.
The safety and
effectiveness of alprazolam have not been established in children
under 18 years of age.
the usual starting dose for the treatment of anxiety disorder is
0.25 mg, 2 or 3 times daily. This dose may be gradually increased if
needed and tolerated.
Alprazolam comes as a tablet to take by mouth. Alprazolam may be
taken with or without food.
alprazolam exactly as prescribed.
If you miss a dose,
take it as soon
as you remember if it is within an hour or so of the scheduled time.
If you do not remember until later, skip the dose you missed and go
back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
Store alprazolam away from direct light and heat.
Store in a dry location; avoid storing it in the bathroom, near
sinks, or other areas where it may become damp. Do not use
alprazolam after the expiration date. Keep
away from children; both when storing it, and when discarding any
Do not take
alprazolam if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There
is an increased risk of respiratory problems and muscular weakness
in your baby. Infants may also experience withdrawal symptoms.
Alprazolam may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing
infant. If alprazolam is essential to your health, your doctor may
advise you to stop breastfeeding until your treatment with
alprazolam is finished.
should not be given to children under 6 months of age.
Older adults taking alprazolam
are usually encouraged to start with smaller doses as they are more
apt to become oversedated or uncoordinated.
This document is provided for information only. It is not a substitute
for consultation with a physician, either to diagnose symptoms
or prescribe treatment. Any dosages mentioned are general
guidelines only, please follow the directions of your doctor exactly when taking
alprazolam. We have made
every effort to ensure that this information is accurate,
but only your doctor can say if alprazolam, or a drug combination,
is safe for you. It should not be construed to indicate that
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