6 days ago 1. Name of the medicinal product. Xanax 250 microgram Tablets. 2. Qualitative and quantitative composition. Alprazolam 250 micrograms.
It is recommended that general principle of using the lowest effective dose to be followed in elderly and /or debilitated patients to preclude development of ataxia or over-sedation (see section 4.2). Benzodiazepines and related products should be used with caution in elderly, due to the risk of sedation and / or musculoskeletal weakness that can promote falls, often with serious consequences in this population. Dependence. Benzodiazepines should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse (see section 4.5).
For patients with nausea or difficulty swallowing, immediate release alprazolam tablets are absorbed sublingually (under the tongue), provided.
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Mean times for elimination of alprazolam are extended to 21.8 hours in obese patients and 19.7 hours in patients with liver disease. Extended release alprazolam takes slightly longer to reach peak blood levels and remains in the body for up to 16 hours in healthy adults. Alprazolam is metabolized extensively in the liver, 80 percent is excreted by the kidneys and 7 percent in feces.
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Alprazolam has been used with mixed results for treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, depression, premenstrual syndrome, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, migraine headaches, essential tremor, and tinnitus.
Cautions and Warnings – Alprazolam can exacerbate narrow angle glaucoma and should not be given to these patients.
Alprazolam Sandoz Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
Alprazolam Sandoz comes in 4 types of tablets:
These side effects are usually mild.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
The above list includes serious side effects that may require medical attention. Serious side effects are rare.
l your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
If any of the following happen, l your doctor immediay or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital:
These medicines may be affected by Alprazolam Sandoz or may affect how well it works.
Apo-Alpraz (CA), Niravam, Novo-Alprazol (CA), Nu-Alpraz (CA), Xanax, Xanax TS (CA), Xanax XR. Pharmacologic class: Benzodiazepine. Therapeutic class:.
• Instruct patient to swallow extended- release tablets whole without crushing or chewing.
Drug-herbs. Chamomile, hops, kava, skullcap, valerian: increased CNS depression.
Cimetidine, disulfiram, erythromycin, fluoxetine, hormonal contraceptives, isoniazid, ketoconazole, metoprolol, propoxyphene, propranolol, valproic acid: decreased metabolism and increased action of alprazolam.
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs): increased TCA blood levels.
Elderly patients: Initially, 0.25 mg P.O. two or three times daily.
Some medicines and foods can affect how alprazolam works. l your doctor if you are using clarithromycin, cimetidine, cyclosporine, desipramine, diltiazem.