Also known as: Alprazolam
Aleez is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Alprazolam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. Aleez is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
You should not use Aleez if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, if you also take itraconazole or ketoconazole, or if you are allergic to Aleez or similar medicines (Valium, Ativan, Tranxene, and others).
Alprazolam may be habit-forming. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Aleez. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol. Alprazolam may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person for whom it was prescribed. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety:
Immediate-release tablets: 0.25 to 0.5 mg orally administered 3 times a day -Maximum dose: 4 mg/day
Usual Adult Dose for Panic Disorder:
Immediate-release tablets: 0.5 mg orally administered 3 times a day -Maximum dose: 10 mg/day Extended-release tablets: -Initial dose: 0.5 to 1 mg orally once a day -Maintenance dose: 3 to 6 mg orally per day, preferably in the morning -Maximum dose: 10 mg/day Comments: -The lowest possible effective dose should be administered and the need for continued treatment reassessed frequently. -Dosage should be reduced gradually when discontinuing therapy or when decreasing the daily dosage. -The daily dosage may be decreased by no more than 0.5 mg every 3 days; however, some patients may require an even slower dosage reduction. -The dose of extended-release tablets may be increased at intervals of 3 to 4 days in increments of no more than 1 mg per day. -The times of administration should be distributed as evenly as possible throughout the waking hours.
Usual Geriatric Dose for Anxiety:
Elderly or debilitated patients: Immediate-release tablets: 0.25 mg orally administered 2 or 3 times a day.
Usual Geriatric Dose for Panic Disorder:
Elderly or debilitated patients: Immediate-release tablets: -Initial dose: 0.25 mg orally administered 2 or 3 times a day Extended-release tablets: -Initial dose: 0.5 mg orally once a day Comments: -If side effects develop, the dose may be lowered. -The lowest possible effective dose should be administered and the need for continued treatment reassessed frequently. -Dosage should be reduced gradually when discontinuing therapy or when decreasing the daily dosage.
Detailed Aleez dosage information
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of alprazolam can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, feeling light-headed, and fainting.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
It is very important to protect the orally disintegrating tablets from moisture. Remove and throw away any cotton packaging from the medicine bottle when you first use the medicine.
Detailed Aleez dosage information