Atarax

Atarax

alprazolam

Manufacturer:

Mersifarma TM
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Alprazolam
Indications/Uses
Short-term therapy of moderate or severe anxiety & anxiety associated w/ depression.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 0.25-0.5 mg 3 times daily. May be increased at 3-4 days interval to a max of 4 mg/day in divided doses. Elderly, debilitated patient & w/ severe liver impairment 0.25 mg 2-3 times daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Side effects eg, sleepiness/drowsiness may be reduced if taken immediately after meals.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to benzodiazepines. Acute narrow-angle glaucoma. Myasthenia gravis, acute pulmonary insufficiency, phobia, chronic psychotic obsession.
Special Precautions
Avoid single-dose treatment in depression or anxiety-related depression. Chronic renal & liver disorders, resp disease, muscle weakness, real personality disorder. History of drug or alcohol abuse. Avoid long-term treatment. Closely monitor in patients w/ chronic pulmonary insufficiency. May cause addiction. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <10 yr. Elderly & debilitated patients.
Adverse Reactions
Drowsiness, ataxia/muscle weakness, amnesia, depression, light-headedness, confusion, hallucinations, blurred vision.
Drug Interactions
Increased effects w/ CNS depressants, alcohol & barbiturates. Cimetidine inhibits excretion.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
N05BA12 - alprazolam ; Belongs to the class of benzodiazepine derivatives anxiolytics. Used in the management of anxiety, agitation or tension.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Atarax film-coated tab 0.5 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's (Rp130,000/boks)
Form
Atarax FC tab 1 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's (Rp210,000/boks)
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