Loading interface...

Ancolam 1 MG Tablet SR

Manufactured bySigmund Promedica
ContainsAlprazolam
Description

Ancolam 1 MG Tablet SR is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders like unexpected extreme fear and tension due to stress. It is recommended to start with a small dosage and increase it gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like seizures, aggressive behavior, blurred vision, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ancolam 1 MG Tablet SR

  • Changes in pattern of speech
  • Unsteadiness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Double vision
  • Sudden sweating
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heartburn

Uses of Ancolam 1 MG Tablet SR

What is it prescribed for?

  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
Read More
Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 15-30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. These side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, breathing difficulties, etc. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and this medicine are used together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use of you are known allergic to alprazolam or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

CYP3A4 inhibitors

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are concomitantly taking CYP3A4 inhibitors such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, etc., due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Acute narrow-angle glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with acute narrow-angle glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.
General warnings

Drug abuse

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of drug abuse. Chances of dependency are very high, especially if the intended use is for a long duration of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any changes in mood and behavior and any drug-seeking behavior; any such changes should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Suicidal tendency

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal tendencies. Patients should be closely monitored for any change in mood or behavior. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Elderly population

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in individuals who are 60 years old and above due to the increased risk of sedation and muscle weakness.

Kidney/Liver Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney/liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of the kidney/liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Withdrawal symptoms

Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of adverse effects, especially if you have been using a high dose for a long duration. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these reactions. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Sports

Athletes are advised to not indulge in certain sports while using this medicine. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of medicines published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which are not to be taken while participating in specific sports events.

Respiratory depression

This medicine should be used with caution in patients especially at high doses due to increased risk of respiratory depression which may result in coma and death. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. These side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, breathing difficulties, etc. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and this medicine are used together.
Interaction with Medicine

Cetirizine

Metoclopramide

Opioids

Antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with seizure disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
It works by decreasing the uncontrolled, excitatory activity in the brain.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Benzodiazepines

Schedule

Schedule H

Alprazolam: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 23 February 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a684001.html

Alprazolam - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 27 June 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00404
Loading related questions...
Something doesn’t feel right?
Report an error

Information on this page was last updated on 12 May 2020

Disclaimer

We’ve made all possible efforts to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, however, it should not be treated as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Practo only provides reference source for common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. The absence of a warning for any drug or combination thereof, should not be assumed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for any given patient. Practo does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information provided above. If you have any doubts about your medication then we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor, nurse or healthcare provider. See detailed T&C here.