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    Alpralid
    CTS
    RX
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    Alpralid

    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.

    Assival
    Teva
    RX
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    Assival

    Benzodiazepine. Diazepam 2, 5, 10 mg.
    TABS: 30 x 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg. 2-10 mg
    2-4 dly. Child: 1-2.5 mg 3-4 dly. Can
    grad. incr. as tolerated.
    Tens. and anx. states, muscle spasm,
    insomn., adjuv. in convls. disords.

    Assival Teva 10 mg / 2 ml
    Teva
    RX
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    Assival Teva 10 mg / 2 ml

    Benzodiazepine. Diazepam 10 mg / 2 ml.
    AMPS: 10 x 10 mg/2 ml. See lit.
    Tens. and anx. states, muscle spasm,
    insomn., adjuv. in convls. disords.

    Cipralex
    Lundbeck
    RX
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    Cipralex

    SSRI. Escitalopram (as Oxalate) 10, 15, 20 mg.
    F.C. TABS: 28. Single dly dose with/
    without food. Depress: Usual dose: 10
    mg 1 x dly. Depend. on individ.
    response, dose may be incr. to max. of
    20 mg dly. Panic disords: Initial: 5 mg
    for 1st wk. bef. incr. dose to 10 mg dly.
    Depend on individ. response may incr.
    to max. of 20 mg dly. Elderly (> 65 yrs.):
    1/2 initial dose and lower max. dose.
    See lit.
    Depress., panic disords., gen. anxiety
    disord. (GAD), social anxiety disord. (SAD).
    C/I: Serotonin syndr., child under 18 yrs.,
    lact. See lit.

    Escitalopram Teva
    Abic
    RX
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    Escitalopram Teva

    SSRI. Escitalopram 10 mg, 20 mg.
    SCORED TABS: 30 x 10 mg, 20 mg. Panic disord: Initial: 5 mg dly for 1st wk, bef. incr. to 10 mg dly, up to 20 mg dly, depend. on individ. pt. response. Max. effect aft. approx. 3 mths. Tmt. lasts several mths. GAD: 10 mg 1 x dly. Depend. individ. response, may incr. to max 20 mg dly. Tmt. for 3 mths to consolidate response. Longer-term tmt. of responders may be considered to prevent relapse. SAD: 10 mg 1 x dly for 2-4 wks to obtain sympt. relief. Depend. pt. response, decr. to 5 mg or incr. to max. 20 mg dly. Tmt. for 3 mths to prevent releapse. Long-term tmt. of responders for 6 mths to prevent relapse to be consider. on individ. basis. Tmt. benefits to be re-eval. at reg. intervals. OCD: 10 mg 1 x dly. Depend.
    on individ. pt. response, may be incr. to 20 mg dly. Long-term. tmt. of pts. respond. to 16 wk. open tmt. phase has been studied for at least 24 wks. in pts. receiv. 10 or 20 mg dly. As OCD is a chron. dis., treat for sufficient period to ensure they are sympt. free. This may be several months or longer. Tmt. depress., see sec. 3 (k).
    Tmt. panic disorders, general. anxiety disord. (GAD), social anxiety disord. (SAD, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disord (OCD).
    C/I: Known hypersens., concomit. tmt. with non-select. irreversible MAOI’s, pimozide.

    Esto
    Unipharm
    RX
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    Esto

    SSRI. Escitalopram (as Oxalate) 10, 15, 20 mg.
    F.C. TABS: 28. Single dly dose with/
    without food. Depress: Usual dose: 10
    mg 1 x dly. Depend. on individ.
    response, dose may be incr. to max. of
    20 mg dly. Panic disords: Initial: 5 mg
    for 1st wk. bef. incr. dose to 10 mg dly.
    Depend on individ. response may incr.
    to max. of 20 mg dly. Elderly (> 65
    yrs.): 1/2 initial dose and lower max. dose.
    Depress., panic disords., gen. anxiety
    disord. (GAD), social anxiety disord.
    (SAD), Obsess. compuls. disords.
    C/I: Serotonin syndr., child under 18 yrs.,
    lact. See lit.


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