Main information about Alprazolam
Alprazolam is a sedating medication of the middle action duration and is derived from benzodiazepines.
This drug slightly inhibits the functions of the central nervous system, and it can even put in a coma if needed. A degree of the therapeutic effect depends on the daily dose and frequency of the usage of the pills.
Due to the ability to inhibit the activity of the central nervous system, Alprazolam is used during different psychological disorders: anxiety, nervousness, panic disorders, insomnia, etc.
If a cause of poor health or severe tremor are not physiological but neurological disorders, Alprazolam will help to relax the central nervous system.
Alprazolam is often used for a short-term treatment of anxiety and concern.
Due to the moderate sedative effect, a period of falling asleep grows down, sleeping is stronger, and hyperactivity disappears which is caused by the mental disorder.
Alprazolam does not do for a long-term treatment because an excessive inhibition of the main functions of the central nervous system may have a negative effect on the general health condition.
Administration and dose of Alprazolam
If light forms of the anxious disorder, patients should take a pill of Alprazolam 0,25 or 0,5 mg 3 times per day with the interval of 8 hours.
If insomnia and panic attacks appear, the dose of Alprazolam is gradually increased.
Patients are usually prescribed a daily dose of Alprazolam 3-6 mg per day (1-2 mg of Alprazolam 3 times per day) the higher doses have less index of the pharmacological safety, and therefore they may be used only under doctor’s supervision.
The pills of Alprazolam (regardless of the daily dose) may be used within 3 months. If the symptoms of the anxiety are not reduced and a normal sleep is not restored, the treatment is continued with the help of other sedative drugs.
Recommendations for the use
- If you have a stable improvement of the medical signs of the central nervous system diseases, the daily dose may be gradually decreased (by 0,5 mg every 3-4 days) and the treatment is stopped after taking the minimal dose of 0,5 mg per day. Donotstoptaking Alprazolam abruptly. This may cause a withdrawal syndrome and an acute condition of the mental disorder sign.
- In case of the inhibition of the central nervous system, a respiratory system may be inhibited, and therefore patients with COPD and bronchial asthma are contraindicated to take Alprazolam
- If alcohol, drug or sedative product intoxication, the use of Alprazolam is contraindicated
- There is a chance that the use of Alprazolam may cause slow development of a child, and so do not take this drug during pregnancy and lactation
An attack of the side effects may happen at the beginning of the treatment. The side effect of
Alprazolam usually appears within the first 10-15 days. Patients often feeldrowsiness, fatigue, lack of energy, slow mental reaction, dry mouth, thirst, and low blood pressure.
Any side effects may be controlled with the help of the dose adjustment of Alprazolam.
If the side effect of the drug does not cause a moral/physical discomfort, the treatment may be continued. The body quickly gets used to the changes in the central nervous system and stops reacting to the use of Alprazolam.