Mechanism of actions
Xanor (alprazolam ) is from the family of benzodiazepine extracts anxiolytics and is administered for taking care and treatment of agitation, anxiety or tension.
Xanor (Alprazolam) is used for the treatment of anxiety problems or short-period reprieve of the signs of anxiety and panic problems with or without agoraphobia. In addition, it also is used for management of depression as well as anxiety connected with depression.
Xanor (Alprazolam) may well be used to take care of ailments and symptoms not listed in the list above. Use as instructed by your general physician.
For management of Anxiety – Initiate with 0.75 to 1.5 mg of per day.
Maintenance - 0.5 to 4 mg per day in separated dosage.
For management of Depression- Initiate with 1.5 mg per day.
Maintenance- 1.5 to 4.5 mg per day in separated dosage.
For management of Panic disorders- Initiate with 0.5 to 1 mg before sleeping or 0.5 mg tid; titrate as per the response, with gradual increase which is less than or equal to 1 mg every 3 to 4 days. Maximum: 10 mg per day. Elderly patients Start with 0.5 to 0.75 mg per day in separated dosage; may be amplified carefully as needed and accepted.
Xanor (Alprazolam) can be administered with or with no food. (Adverse reactions such as- drowsiness/ sleepiness may be decreased if administered straight after food.).
Allergic reaction to alprazolam or additional benzodiazepine. Severe narrow-angle glaucoma.
• Hepatic or renal impairment.
• Acute depression, suicidal tendency.
• Open-angle glaucoma. Quantity ought to be decreased or withdrawn slowly. May weaken capability to drive or manage heavy machinery.
• Pregnancy and breasfeeding.
• Aged patients, incapacitated.
Xanor side effects
Gastrointestinal actions; lightheadedness, drowsiness, syncope, confusion; blurred vision; hypotension; dermatitis/allergy; muscle rigidity; nasal blockage, sexual dysfunction, weight gain or loss, fatigue, sedation, memory disorders along with confusion, slurred speech, ataxia, Alteration in libido, dysarthria, urinary incontinence. Withdrawal signs on sudden stoppage.
Alcohol, anticonvulsants, CNS depressants. Antihistamines. Ketoconazole, nefazodone, itraconazole, cimetidine, fluvoxamine, propoxyphone, macrolide antibiotics, fluoxetine, diltiazem, OC, HIV-PIs such as- ritonavir.