Alprax contains the active ingredient alprazolam. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Alprax is used to treat panic attacks and anxiety. It belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These medicines are believed to work on the chemicals in the brain.
Alprax comes as a tablet. It should be taken with a glass of water, with or without food. Usually, Alprax is prescribed for short periods (about 2–4 weeks).
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Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size: Alprax 250 microgram uncoated tablet, 50
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Anxiety: the short-term symptomatic treatment of anxiety including treatment of anxious patients with some symptoms of depression, and Panic Disorder: the treatment of panic disorder with or without some phobic avoidance, and for blocking or attenuation of panic attacks and phobias in patients who have agoraphobia with panic attacks.
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