All the Drug Class 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. Midazolam (as HCl) 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10 mg. PREFILLED SYRINGE (oromuc. sol.): 4 x
2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg.
3 - 6 mnths hospital set.: 2.5mg; > 6
mnths to < 1 yr: 2.5mg; 1 yr to < 5 yrs: 5 mg; 5 yrs to < 10 yrs: 7.5 mg; 10 yrs to <
18 yrs: 10 mg. See lit.
Tmt of prolong., acute, convuls. seizures in
infants, toddlers, children & adolesc. (from
3 mnths to < 18 yrs). It must only be used
by parents/carers where the pt has been
diagnosed to have epilepsy. For infants 3-6
mnths of age, tmt should be in a hospital
setting where monitoring is possible and
resuscitation equipment is available.
C/I: Hypersens. to the product or other
BZD; Myasth. gravis; Sev. respir. insuff.;
Sleep apnoea syndr.; Sev. hepatic impair.