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Revised: 2/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Solanax Tablets 0.8mg
 Active ingredient:
Alprazolam
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 7.2 mm, thickness: 2.9 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ソラナックス0.8mg, UPJOHN91

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a benzodiazepine that tranquilizes the mind, relieves anxiety or tension, and alleviates depression.
It is usually used to improve physical sign in psychophysiologic disorder (gastroduodenal ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, autonomic imbalance) and anxiety, stress, depression and sleep disorders.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: acute narrow-angle glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, heart/liver/kidney/respiratory disorder (respiratory failure), organic disorder in the brain.
    If you don't have enough food/nutrition.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 0.4 mg of the active ingredient at a time, three times a day, to be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. When higher dosage is required, the dosage should be gradually increased up to a daily maximum of 3 tablets (2.4 mg) in three or four divided doses. For elderly, start with 0.4 mg at a time, once or twice a day and the dosage may be increased up to a daily maximum of 1.2 mg. This preparation contains 0.8 mg of the active ingredient in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Drowsiness and lack of concentration/attention may occur after taking the medicine. Avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery.
  • Drinking alcohol may intensify the medicine's effects. Avoid drinking during medication.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include drowsiness, dizziness, malaise, dry mouth, rash, itch and photosensitivity reaction (reddened in the body portion that was exposed with light). If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • (during the discontinuation of medication) convulsive seizure, mild disturbance of consciousness with false feeling or hallucination, trembling of hands/feet [dependency, withdrawal symptom]
  • disturbed consciousness and loss of normal thinking ability, impaired mind, hallucination [stimulative excitement, confusion]
  • shallow and rapid breathing, respiratory distress, breathing difficulty [respiratory depression]
  • itch, hives, glow and flush on the face [anaphylaxis]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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