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  • Alprazolam
    3 Drugs classified under this active ingredient

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    Benzodiazepine. Alprazolam 0.25, 0.5, 1 mg.
    TABS: 30 x 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg.
    For tmt .of anxiety: The tmt. will usually begin with one tab. of 0.25 mg  or one tablet of 0.5 mg three times per day. Therefore, the dly. dosage is 0.75 mg - 1.5 mg. The dosage may be gradual. incr. (every 3-4 d. the dose may  be incr. by 1 mg) up to a total dly.  dosage of 3 mg, divid. throughout the  day.
    The dosage can be incr.to achieve a max. therap. effect, at intervals of 3-4 days, to a max. dly. dosage  of 4 mg, given in divid. doses. For tmt. of panic: The tmt.  will usually begin with 1 tab. of 0.5 mg ×3/d The dosage can be grad. incr., depend.  on the  response, (every 3-4 days the dose can  be incr. by 1 mg) up to a dly. dosage greater than 4 mg, divided throughout the day. When the dosage needs to be incr., the common practice is to incr. the nighttime  dosage first before incr. the daytime dosage.
    Elderly or pts. suffering from fatigue: Init. 0.25 mg ×2,3/d. This dosage  may be grad. incr.
    Alpralid is intended for short-term use (no
    more than 8-12 wks). See lit.
    Tmt. of sympt. of tension & anxiety, anxiety accompan. by depress. and in panic states with/ without phobia.
    C/I: Hypersens. to alprazolam or other benzodiazep.
    Concom. use with antifungals e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole.

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    Benzodiazepine. Alprazolam 0.25, 0.5, 1 mg.
    TABS: 50 x 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg. t.i.d. -
    q.i.d. Individ. depend. on severity and
    Anx. states, mixed anx.-depress., panic
    related disords.
    C/I: Known hypersens. to compon. or
    other benzodiazepines, narrow angle

    Xanax XR
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    Xanax XR

    Benzodiazepine. Alprazolam 0.5, 1, 2 mg.
    E.R. TABS: 30 x 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg. Tabs. may be admin. once dly., preferab. in the morn. The tabs. should be taken intact; shouldn’t be chewed, crushed, or broken.
    usual init. dose  -1 mg dly. in one / two doses, usual dose range- 0.5 -4 mg dly., in one / two doses.
    Depression: usual init. dose  -1 mg dly. in one/ two doses, usual dose range, 0.5- 4.5 mg dly., in one /two doses.
    Panic Disord.:  usual init. dose  - 0.5 to 1.0 mg given at bedt. or 0.5 mg ×2/d, usual dose range - dose should be adjust. to pt. response, with increm. no greater than 1 mg/d every 3 -4 days. See lit.
    For the tmt. of anxiety and anxiety associat. with depress.
    Tmt. of panic disord. with or without phobic avoidance.
    C/I: Pts. with known hypersens. to alprazolam or other benzodiazepines.
    Pts. taking strong cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) inhib. (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole), except ritonavir. See lit.