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Farmapram (Alprazolam): Uses, Warning, Side Effects and Interaction

Farmapram (Alprazolam)
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Rabia Khaliq

MSc in Applied Psychology

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Farmapram is categorized as a benzodiazepine or benzo. These medications work by depressing the central nervous system which has a calming effect on the brain. They are more commonly known as minor tranquilizers or sedatives. In this post, we’ll review the main Farmapram effects and its comparison with Xanax.

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How Farmapram Works?

Benzodiazepines enhance the activity of GABA receptors. The ingredients of the Farmapram pill bind with the receptors, which has the effect of calming down impulses that cause anxiety. Without benzos, the impulses would cross over to the connectors that relay messages to the brain [1*] . Benzos reduce the number of messages that go from the receptors to the other part of the brain. The process is repeated until feelings of stress or anxiety are decreased and eventually stopped until the next dose is taken. The following table shows the conditions the medication is used to treat and typical dosages:

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Table about Benzos: Onset, Half-Life and Chemical Dose

What is Farmapram (Alprazolam) Used for?

Alprazolam is FDA-approved to treat mental disorders including panic disorders, depression, anxiety, and anxiety caused by depression. It is important that it is taken exactly as prescribed.

Alprazolam Side Effects and Warnings

Common side effects are:

  • Dizziness.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Nausea.
  • Increased saliva production.
  • Constipation.

More serious Farmapram side effects that can be developed and require medical help are the following:

  • Loss of coordination.
  • Trouble speaking or walking.
  • Memory problems.
  • Mood or mental changes (e.g. suicidal thoughts, hallucinations).
  • Seizures.
  • Yellowing eyes or skin.
  • Rash or itching.
  • Face, tongue, or throat swelling.

Tell your doctor about any of these side effects and get immediate help if necessary.

Alprazolam shouldn’t be used by:

  • Narrow-glaucoma patients.
  • Those who use ketoconazole or itraconazole.
  • Those who are allergic to alprazolam or are using similar medication such as Tranxene, Valium, and Ativan.
  • Pregnant women.

Alprazolam can be habit-forming. It is given under prescription and should be taken as indicated. Misuse or abuse of the medicine can cause addiction and induce life-threatening problems like compromised breathing. It can also be fatal especially if taken with alcohol or other intoxicants.

If any side effects from the alprazolam medication occur, contact our expert today!

Differences Between Farmapram 2 mg vs Xanax 2 mg

There is no difference in terms of effect. Alprazolam is the active ingredient found in both. The Farmapram (alprazolam) 2 mg pill works the same as a 2 mg pill of Xanax.

However, different dosages are prescribed depending on individual health problems and factors like age, weight, and any other health conditions. To treat depression, adult patients are typically started on a prescription of 0.5 mg fast-acting disintegrating tablets. Depending on how a patient responds, the dosage may be increased to mg to be taken twice or thrice daily. Again, a patient’s response will determine if the right dosage is prescribed. It may be increased again but a prescription will never exceed 4.5 mg. A strong dose should be taken in the form of extended-release tablets that are swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or crushed.

The same approach is taken if a patient is being treated for anxiety disorders. A patient will typically be started on a low-strength prescription that may be increased depending on their response. Patients with anxiety disorders can get a prescription of up to 10 mg a day.

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Can Farmapram or Xanax Be Taken in the U.S.?

Many patients ask: “Is Farmapram FDA-approved?” The answer is that the brand name Farmapram is not approved by the FDA in the U.S. However, its active ingredient (generic) alprazolam is available in the U.S. as well as another brand name Xanax. The one difference is that U.S drug manufacturer Pfizer makes Xanax while Mexican drug company Ifa Celtic manufactures Farmapram pills.

Farmapram is a benzodiazepine and a Schedule IV drug. It is therefore only available for purchase with a valid doctor’s prescription. This is the case not only in the U.S. but in many other countries. It is also classified as a controlled substance under United Nations laws [2*] . It is not allowed to transport Farmapram out of Mexico where it is made. Nor is it allowed to transport Xanax out of the U.S. This is except for a patient who has a prescription for the drug. This is because the U.S. and Mexico have different bodies that regulate their food and drugs. For those who are traveling for a while, it would be advisable to take their prescription. This way, they get their prescription refilled where they are if necessary. The prescription will be given for the same dosage indicated.

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Symptoms of Farmapram Addiction

If you or your loved one is on Farmapram, it is important to be on the lookout for symptoms of addiction to the drug. They include:

  • Wanting to overdose on the drug for its calming effect.
  • Needing higher and higher doses to achieve the same effect.
  • Change of behavior such as being unusually bold.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Taking the drug with alcohol or other intoxicants to boost its effect.
  • Not using the drug as prescribed and being secretive about it.
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Get the Help You Need From MEDvidi

MEDvidi is staffed by a team of doctors dedicated to providing patients with a comfortable environment where they can get healthcare services. Our medical health experts treat anxiety, depression, panic disorder, and other mental disorders.

Book your appointment online. Licensed mental health doctors will work with you to diagnose your problem and provide you with prescription drugs if necessary. We can also help you if your problem is an addiction to Farmapram 2 mg or any other prescribed pills. Get in touch and take the helping hand we are offering.

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MSc in Applied Psychology
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