Alprazolam

Alprazolam is a drug used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks (sudden attacks of fear and worry). This drug belongs to the group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal reactions by enhancing the effects of GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid), a natural chemical found in the body.

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Can reducing the dose of Alzolam cause any side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 67-years-old, 59.5 kgs, and is about 5 feet and 4 inches tall. She is diabetic and hypertensive and suffered from depression about six to seven years back. But now she is better. She is currently taking Gycomet-GP 3/850 twice daily, Voglibose 0.3 mg twice a day, Telmisat ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, we can reduce the dose of Nexito as well as Alprazolam. Depending upon her current condition. Kindly reply to these questions; how is her mood throughout the day? Does she appear completely normal, like her usual self? Is there anything in her mood, thought process,...  Read Full »

I overdosed on Benadryl and I feel lightheaded.When will I feel normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 15 year old male. It has been two weeks since I overdosed on Benadryl and I still feel lightheaded and everything is like a dream. The dose I had taken was 500mg. I also get random confusion spells. When will I feel normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benadryl consists of Diphenhydramine and the drug is an antihistaminic drug. In high doses it causes side effects like blurred vision, dry mouth, confusion, delirium, severe sedation etc. In very high doses this may result in death also. So, I would advise yo...  Read Full »

I have severe anxiety despite taking Celexa. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I currently have severe anxiety due to a recent health scare. I currently take 40 mg of Celexa daily. The Celexa is not helping the anxiety at all. What else can I take to ease the anxiety? I have Xanax and can take 0.25 mg every four hours. That helps, but I still have extremely se...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are taking a sufficient dose of Celexa (Citalopram), and if the 40 mg dose is not acting properly. the symptoms should be re-evaluated properly. The addition of some another antidepressant as an augmentation agent can help contr...  Read Full »

How do I cure the electric current-like sensation in the right side of my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with anxiety for almost a year now. I have also been having weird electric current type zapping, which is very uncomfortable and painful. They go through the whole right side of my body, sometimes coming and going for minutes. I think it is from my anxiety, and no...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been prescribed an anti-psychotic and anti-depressant as well as Chlordiazepoxide for your problem in the past.This type of presentation can be due to severe anxiety. But, before labeling anxiety as the cause, all the neurological causes like neuropathy has ...  Read Full »

I am stressed and lack energy. Please suggest some nerve soother.

Query: Hello doctor, Please suggest a harmless over-the-counter nerve soother. I am stressed, and I cannot destress. I am healthy, but I lack energy and get very irritated. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no safe drug nor OTC (over-the-counter) for your problem. I suggest you try Alprax 0.5 mg (Alprazolam), twice daily for two weeks. After that, increase the frequency to thrice daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine wi...  Read Full »

What is the cause for lower pelvic pain with numbness and tingling of the same side leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having some pelvic pain in the lower left side for a couple of weeks. I went to the doctor, and he said everything looked fine. So, I thought maybe it is a muscle strain in the groin area. Today two hours back, I was sitting on the floor for 20 to 30 minutes, and my entire...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to evaluate stroke with such description. This could be an anxiety attack, but ruling out stroke is utmost important. In such a case, I would recommend you to go to a nearby ER and get evaluated clinically. If they find any evidence of stroke, they will get your...  Read Full »

I am not able to breathe and losing control of myself. Do I need to visit ER?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My weight is about 310 to 315 lbs. My height is 5'7". I am in need to know if I am crazy or need to go to the ER. I have for some time now been having these sorts of attacks. I could not breathe, feel extremely hot and break in sweats. My chest is tight. My eyes...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhamankar Amit Shivraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It all seems to be an acute panic attack or acute anxiety attack. You need to distress yourself. Lifestyle modification will suit you better like meditation, yoga, aerobics, zumba, and breathing exercise. Still, if the symptoms are distressing, then I suggest you the fo...  Read Full »

I have frequent palpitation along with gas. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male with the problem of heart palpitations. Recently, my lifestyle is not active. I feel lazy, and I am overweight. I first got palpitations 10 days before when I woke up on an empty stomach and bloating. I had a few of them even after motion until I had something to...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Occasional missed beats are very common in normal people. But, if they are coming recurrently, then you should undergo some tests. Please get the following tests at cardiology center near you. ECG (electrocardiogram). 2D echocardiogram. Treadmill testing. R...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for my newly developed panic attack.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old. I was an active person before COVID-19. During the lockdown, I did not go out of the house. Recently, I have developed panic and anxiety disorder within these two months. Sometimes, I have depression. My symptoms are typical. I have a high pulse rate during swimming wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prozac and Zoloft belong to the same group of drugs called SSRI (selective serotonin inhibitor). They are taken for depression or anxiety or panic attacks. Sometimes, it depends on the patient. Some patients respond well to Zoloft (Sertraline) and some people respond we...  Read Full »

My son is afraid of his final exam. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 22 years old and doing final year college. He used to be good at studies. During his first year college, he was in love with a girl and that was a one side affair. So, he became depressed. He was diagnosed with acute psychosis and treated with Divalproex sodium and Olanzapine....  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the situation that you and your son are in and you have my sympathies for the same. If worry and exam anxiety are the main issues currently, then he can be given tablet Trika SR (Alprazolam) 0.5 mg in the morning daily. This can be given till his...  Read Full »

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