FAQs ABOUT CLODEP 25MG TABLET
What is the use of CLODEP 25MG TABLET?
CLODEP 25MG TABLET is used to depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias (fear) and collapse (cataplexy) associated with narcolepsy (a sleep disorder).
How long does it take for CLODEP 25MG TABLET to work?
It may take several weeks for CLODEP 25MG TABLET to heal your condition. Therefore, continue to take CLODEP 25MG TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor without any interruption.
Is CLODEP 25MG TABLET a strong antidepressant?
Yes. CLODEP 25MG TABLET is a strong antidepressant that effectively controls signs of depression. It works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals (serotonin and noreipherine) within the brain that stabilizes mental health.
What is the best time to take CLODEP 25MG TABLET?
Take CLODEP 25MG TABLET approximately at the same time each day. You can take CLODEP 25MG TABLET either in the morning or in the evening as per doctor’s instructions. Taking it at the same time each day will have the best effect and it would also help you remember your daily dose.
Can CLODEP 25MG TABLET be used to reduce anxiety?
CLODEP 25MG TABLET is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It has been shown to reduce anxiety. However, there are no proper evidence to prove that. If you wish to control anxiety using CLODEP 25MG TABLET, speak with your doctor for advice.
How does CLODEP 25MG TABLET works?
CLODEP 25MG TABLET works by increasing the levels of certain chemicals within the brain (such as serotonin and norepinephrine) that controls mood and mental health. As a result, it elevates mood and makes you feel active and energetic. It also reduces unwanted obsessive thoughts or fears and stops the attacks of cataplexy and sleep paralysis.
Can CLODEP 25MG TABLET cause weight gain?
Yes. Weight gain is one of the common side effects of taking CLODEP 25MG TABLET. If this side effect bothers you, contact your doctor.
Will CLODEP 25MG TABLET reduce my sex drive?
Yes. CLODEP 25MG TABLET may affect your sexual life. It may decrease sex drive or cause problems in orgasm, ejaculation or erection. Therefore, consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms.
Will the use of CLODEP 25MG TABLET make you feel sleepy or tired?
Yes, CLODEP 25MG TABLET can make your feel sleepy, drowsy, or tired. Do not drive or handle heavy machines or tool if you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can aggravate your drowsiness.
Can CLODEP 25MG TABLET be used in children?
CLODEP 25MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.
What to do if I forget to take a dose of CLODEP 25MG TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of CLODEP 25MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of CLODEP 25MG TABLET to compensate a missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
Will taking a higher dose of CLODEP 25MG TABLET than the prescribed one be beneficial?
No, taking a higher dose of CLODEP 25MG TABLET will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.
Can I stop taking CLODEP 25MG TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking CLODEP 25MG TABLET without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the mid-way of the therapy. You may feel better after 2 weeks of therapy with CLODEP 25MG TABLET, but it might take several weeks for you to experience complete benefits. Also, sudden discontinuation of therapy may cause withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea, lack of sleep, headache, nervousness and/or anxiety.
Can CLODEP 25MG TABLET be taken daily?
Yes. CLODEP 25MG TABLET can be taken daily as per your doctor’s instruction. However, if you are doubtful, consult your doctor.
Can CLODEP 25MG TABLET be used in pregnant women?
CLODEP 25MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may harm the growing fetus. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.