Galenika Ksalol 1 mg Alprazolam
Brand name: Galenika Ksalol 1 mg Alprazolam by Galenika
Treatment: Anxiety disorder, panic disorder
Quantity per pack: 30 X 1 mg tablets
Price per pill: £1.30
Active Ingredient: Alprazolam
Galenika Ksalol 1 mg Alprazolam belongs to a group of medicines that are known as benzodiazepines. Ksalol is a version of Alprazolam designed and manufactured by the Serbian pharma company Galenika. It is a short term treatment that is used for the symptomatic relief of excessive anxiety. Ksalol is also very commonly used to treat generalized anxiety disorder as well as panic disorder. This drug works by affecting chemicals in the brain and slowing down the brain in the process (central nervous system).
This medicine (Alprazolam) is actually manufactured by many pharmaceutical companies and is available under many different brand names and in several different forms. The most well known example or brand of Alprazolam is Xanax which is a brand name owned by US pharma giant Pfizer Inc.
Your doctor or GP may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or your GP, or are not sure if or why you are taking this medication, speak to them and seek their advice. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting either a doctor or your GP.
Do not share or give this medication to anyone else, even if they appear to or say they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for some people to take this medication if they have not been prescribed it by a doctor or GP.
Galenika Ksalol 1 mg Alprazolam comes in the following size tablets:
- 0.25 mg
- 0.5 mg
- 1 mg
The recommended dose of Ksalol 1 mg for adults varies depending on what’s intended to treat. The starting dose for excessive anxiety is 0.25 mg to be taken 2 or 3 times a day. This is gradually increased until the anxiety is controlled and the side effects are minimized. Elderly patients may be started off on a lower dose of 0.125 mg and is normally taken 2 or 3 times a day. The usual maximum dose is 3 mg daily.
The starting dosage for treating panic attacks is 0.5 mg to 1 mg at bedtime or 0.5 mg taken 3 times daily. The dosage is then gradually increased until the patient is no longer experiencing panic attacks. The dose is usually started low and increased if necessary, as prescribed by your doctor. It is important that the dosage is individualized to your specific needs to avoid excessive sedation or motor impairment.
Many different factors can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other existing medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Ksalol may be habit-forming when taken for long periods of time. If you’ve been taking this drug regularly for a long period of time (i.e., more than one month), do not stop taking it without first speaking with your doctor. Gradually reducing the dosage of this medicine is recommended when stopping to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and continue with the regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice on what to do.
Store Galenika Ksalol 1 mg Alprazolam at room temperature in a dry place and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medicines in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or toilet) or in household rubbish. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Do not take this medication if you:
- are allergic to Ksalol or any other ingredients that are in this medicine
- are allergic to any other benzodiazepines
- have acute narrow-angle glaucoma (Ksalol may be used by people with open-angle glaucoma who are receiving appropriate treatment)
- have myasthenia gravis
- have severe breathing problems
- have sleep apnea
- have severely reduced liver function
- are taking the medications ketoconazole or itraconazole
Many drugs can have side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal prescribed doses. Side effects can range from mild to severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor or GP.