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Alpa

Alpa Information

Alpa Benefits & Uses

Alpa is used to treat the following -

Alpa Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Alpa

Alprazolam

Alpa Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Alpa is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Slurred speech
  3. Memory problems
  4. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Dry Mouth Mild
  7. Fatigue Mild
  8. Irritability
  9. Constipation Moderate
  10. Headache Mild
  11. Depression Moderate
  12. Angioedema Severe
  13. Steven-johnsons syndrome

Alpa Related Warnings

Is the use of Alpa safe for pregnant women?

Alpa shows severe effect on pregnant women. For this reason, take it after medical advice only. Taking it with your desire can be harmful.

Severe

Is the use of Alpa safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may suffer serious consequences after taking Alpa. So don't take this drug without consulting your doctor first, otherwise it may be dangerous for you.

Severe

What is the effect of Alpa on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Alpa on [Organ] have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Alpa on the Liver?

There may be severe side effects of Alpa on your [Organ]. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

Severe

What is the effect of Alpa on the Heart?

Side effects of Alpa rarely affect the [Organ].

Mild

Severe Interaction of Alpa with Other Drugs

Alpa should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Alpa Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alpa unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Shock
  2. Glaucoma
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Mania
  5. Depression
  6. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  7. Parkinson's Disease
  8. Liver Disease
  9. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Alpa

Is this Alpa habit forming or addictive?

Taking Alpa can be addictive, so you should not consume it without the medical advice.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Alpa, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine. It can be dangerous, as Alpa can make you drowsy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

" Yes, Alpa it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, Alpa is useful in treating mental disorders.

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Alpa Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Alpa

Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Alpa to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Alpa

Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Alpa at the same time are rare and minor. However, if you face any side effects, talk to your doctor immediately.

Mild

Alpa से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल about 1 year पहले

Can I take Alpa with opioid drug?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, General Physician

No, Alpa cannot be taken with an opioid drug. It can cause life-threatening side effects such as sedation, respiratory problems, depression, and in rare consequences can lead to coma as well if these two combinations are mixed together.

सवाल 8 months पहले

Can I take Alpa during the the day

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS, General Physician

Alpa can be taken anytime as instructed by the doctor. But since this drug induces sleep in some patients hence, it is best to take it post evening. Irrespective of drowsiness and sleep inducing factors of this drug, you are highly recommended to take it during the day if you are suffering from anxiety and unexpected panic attacks.

सवाल over 1 year पहले

What is Alpa?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB, General Surgery

Alpa is a brand name for alprazolam. It is a controlled prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called benzodiazepine. It is short-acting potent anxiolytic and a minor tranquilizer. It is used for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks).

सवाल over 1 year पहले

Does Alpa cause stomach upset?

Dr. Bharat MBBS, General Physician

Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of it. Take light meals and avoid spicy and high-fat content meals when experiencing stomach upset while taking Alpa. In case of severe stomach upset consult your doctor, take medication and follow his/her instructions.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

Can Alpa cause drowsiness and dizziness?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Alpa causes drowsiness and dizziness. It is a common side effect associated with it. However, if you experience severe drowsiness and dizziness after consuming this drug, please consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; XANAX® alprazolam
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 405
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 129-131