Alprazolam: Concerns

Drugs may have a number of warnings associated with their use. What are the warnings regarding the use of Alprazolam?

Some of the warnings are below. Any use of Alprazolam needs to heed warnings surrounding the following:

  • Dependence And Withdrawal Reactions, Including Seizures
  • The Importance Of Dose And The Risks Of Alprazolam As A Treatment For Panic Disorder
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Interdose Symptoms
  • Risk Of Dose Reduction
  • CNS Depression And Impaired Performance
  • Risk Of Fetal Harm
  • Alprazolam Interaction With Drugs That Inhibit Metabolism Via Cytochrome P450 3A


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What precautions need to be taken when considering the use of Alprazolam?

Some of the precautions need to be noted when considering Alprazolam for use in particular situations such as the following:

What warnings or precautions need to be taken when considering the use of Alprazolam?

Some of the warnings and precautions that need to be noted when considering Alprazolam for use, include the following:

  • Suicide and Overdose
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Dependence and Withdrawal Reactions, Including Seizures
  • Risk of Fetal Harm
  • CNS Depression and Impaired Performance
  • Mania
  • Alprazolam Interaction with Drugs that Inhibit Metabolism via Cytochrome P450 3A
  • Interdose Symptoms
  • Risk of Dose Reduction
  • Uricosuric Effect
  • Use in Patients with Concomitant Illness

Would taking Alprazolam interfere with other drugs or medications I may be taking?

Some of the interactions are listed below. Alprazolam may interact with the following so this needs to be taken into consideration when considering the use of this drug:

  • Use with Other CNS Depressants
  • Use with Imipramine and Desipramine
  • Drugs that Inhibit Alprazolam Metabolism via Cytochrome P450 3A
  • Drugs Demonstrated to be CYP3A Inhibitors of Possible Clinical Significance on the Basis of Clinical Studies Involving Alprazolam (Caution is Recommended During Coadministration with Alprazolam)
  • Fluoxetine
  • Propoxyphene
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Drugs and Other Substances Demonstrated to be CYP3A Inhibitors on the Basis of Clinical Studies Involving Benzodiazepines Metabolized Similarly to Alprazolam or on the Basis of In Vitro Studies with Alprazolam or Other Benzodiazepines (Caution is Recommended During Coadministration with Alprazolam)
  • Drugs Demonstrated to be Inducers of CYP3A

What are the possible side-effects (adverse effects or unintended effects) of taking Alprazolam?

Some of the possible side-effects or adverse reactions may include effects such as:

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