All the Active Ingredient Drugs
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.
Benzodiazepine. Alprazolam 0.5, 1, 2 mg. E.R. TABS: 30 x 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg.
Anx: 0.5-4.0 mg dly in 1-2 div. doses.
Depress: 0.5-4.5 mg dly in 1-2 div.
doses. May grad. incr. if reqd.
Panic disords: Mean maint. dose: 5.0-
6.0 mg dly as single dose or 2 div.
doses. May need up to 10 mg dly. Dose
increments. not to exceed 1.0 mg dly
every 3-4 days.
Anx., anx. assoc. with depress., panic
disords. with/without phobic avoid.
C/I: Pts. with known sensitiv. to
concom. use with ketoconazole ,
itraconazole, Due to impair. of oxidative
metabolism mediated by P450 3A