Alprazolam 24 HR Extended Release Oral Tablet 0.5 mg
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Keep the medicine away from heat and light.
If you are using this medicine regularly, it is important to take each dose of medicine on time. Keep taking the medicine even if you feel well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Though it helps many people, this medicine may sometimes cause addiction, especially if it is used for a long time. This risk for addiction may be higher if you have a substance use disorder - such as overuse of or addiction to drugs or alcohol. Speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medicine.
If you stop this medicine suddenly, after using it regularly for a long time, you may have withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor may ask you to slowly reduce your dose before stopping it. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any symptoms of withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms can include headaches, restlessness, hallucinations, confusion, depression, nausea, or seizures.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.
If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.
If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.
Smoking may affect the level of this medicine in your body. Tell your doctor if you smoke, or stop smoking while on this medicine.
Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not breastfeed while on this medicine. This medicine can pass through breast milk to the baby.
This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.
Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with breathing difficulties.
Call your doctor right away if you notice slow or shallow breathing.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- drowsiness or sedation
- problems with sexual functions or desire
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- decreased awareness or responsiveness
- loss of balance
- shallow, irregular breathing
- changes in memory, mood, or thinking
- hallucinations (unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not real)
- memory problems or loss
- mood changes
- shortness of breath
- slurred speech
- yellowing of the eyes
- yellowing of the skin
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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