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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alaxen.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alaxen is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in so... View More
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alaxen is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Alaxen may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alaxen is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alaxen may not be needed in thes... View More
Alaxen should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alaxen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Alaxen belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety. It alters brain activity, calms it... View More
Uses of Alaxen
Side effects of Alaxen
How to use Alaxen
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alaxen may be taken with o... View More
How Alaxen works
Alaxen is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the... View More
What if you forget to take Alaxen?
If you miss a dose of Alaxen, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More
- The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
- It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
- Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremo... View More
Oral Short-term management of anxiety Adult: 0.25-0.5 mg tid, increased to 3-4 mg daily if necessary. Elderly: Initially, 0.25 mg bid/tid. Panic a... View More
Potentiates action of alcohol and CNS depressants. Reduced conc with cigarette smoking by 50%. Potentially Fatal: Cimetidine and fluoxetine reduce th... View More
Dosage reduction or gradual withdrawal. Dependence. Geriatric or debilitated patients. Muscle weakness, impaired hepatic or renal function; arterioscler... View More
Alprazolam has anxiolytic, muscle-relaxant, anticonvulsant, antidepressant and sleep-modifying effects. It binds to the ? aminobutyric acid (GABA)-speci... View More
<18 years old: Not recommended
Mode of Action
Administration May be taken with or without food. Side effects eg sleepiness/drowsiness may be reduced if taken immediately after meals.
Anxiety disorders, Panic disorders, Nausea due to chemotherapy
Renal impairment: Use caution; not studied
Pregnancy Category Note
>10% (4 mg dose) Drowsiness (41%),Depression (10-15%),Headache (10-15%),Constipation (10-15%),Diarrhea (10-15%),Dry mouth (10-15%) >10% (10 mg dose)... View More
Acute narrow-angle glaucoma, preexisting CNS depression or coma, resp depression, acute pulmonary insufficiency or sleep apnoea; severe hepatic impairme... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More