Dulotin 20mg Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

DULOTIN 20MG contain duloxetine which belongs to a group of medicine called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It is used in adults to treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder and diabetic neuropathic pain. It works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers such as serotonin and noradrenaline, natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance and stop the movement of pain signals in the brain.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest which affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Generalized anxiety disorder is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed. Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage characterized by tingling, burning, sharp, shooting, and lancinating or even as electric shock sensations that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout your body.

Always take DULOTIN 20MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. It is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine as it may cause sleepiness or dizziness. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. The most common side effects are nausea, headache, dry mouth, trouble sleeping.

USES OF DULOTIN 20MG

  • Treat depression, generalized anxiety disorder and diabetic neuropathic pain

HOW DULOTIN 20MG WORKS

DULOTIN 20MG works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers such as serotonin and noradrenaline, natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance and stop the movement of pain signals in the brain.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take DULOTIN 20MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take his medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DULOTIN 20MG

COMMON

  • headache
  • feeling sleepy
  • nausea, vomiting
  • dry mouth, lack of appetite
  • trouble sleeping, feeling agitated, less sex drive, anxiety, difficulty, or failure to experience orgasm, unusual dreams
  • dizziness, feeling sluggish, tremor, numbness with pricking and tingling of the skin
  • blurred vision
  • tinnitus
  • feeling the heart pumping in the chest
  • increased blood pressure, flushing
  • increased yawning
  • constipation, diarrhoea, stomach pain, heartburn or indigestion, breaking wind
  • increased sweating, (itchy) rash
  • muscle pain, muscle spasm
  • painful urination, frequent urination
  • problems getting an erection, changes in ejaculation

RARE

  • serious allergic reaction such as difficulty in breathing, dizziness with swollen tongue and lips
  • decrease in thyroid gland activity which can causes tiredness, weight gain
  • dehydration and low levels of sodium in blood
  • suicidal behaviour, mania, hallucinations, aggression, and anger
  • serotonin syndrome, fits
  • glaucoma
  • inflammation of the mouth, passing bright red blood cells in your tools, bad breath, inflammation of the large intestine (leading to diarrhoea)
  • liver failure, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • stevens-Johnson syndrome (serious illness with blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes, and genitals)
  • contraction of the jaw muscle
  • abnormal urine odour
  • menopausal symptoms and abnormal production of breast milk

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Nausea and vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Dry mouth:

Chew sugar-free gum or suck sugar-free hard candies. Control caffeine intake. Do not use mouthwashes. Sip water regularly.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Constipation: 

Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.

Stomach pain:

Keep try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly and smaller and frequent meals. Applying a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

DULOTIN 20MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

DULOTIN 20MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine as it may cause sleepiness or dizziness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with DULOTIN 20MG.

KIDNEY

DULOTIN 20MG is not recommended in patients with active kidney diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

LIVER

DULOTIN 20MG is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALLERGY

Do not take DULOTIN 20MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to duloxetine or any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

DULOTIN 20MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • high blood pressure
  • seizures (fits)
  • mania
  • bipolar disorder
  • eye problems such as certain kinds of glaucoma
  • a history of bleeding disorder (tendency to develop bruises)
  • low sodium levels
  • sensation of restlessness or an inability to sit and stand still
  • depressed or have anxiety disorder
  • thoughts of harming and killing yourself

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • medicines used to treat depression
  • antibiotic such as linezolid (used to treat infection)
  • medicines such as triptans, tramadol, tryptophan
  • SSRIs such as paroxetine and fluoxetine
  • SNRIs such as venlafaxine
  • St John’s Wort (hypericum perforatum)
  • medicines with oral anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents (used to prevent blood clot)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Duloxetine
Pharmacological Category :   Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
Therapeutic Indication :  

Depression, Generalized anxiety disorder and Diabetic neuropathic pain

Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT DULOTIN 20MG

Is DULOTIN 20MG highly addictive?

No, it is not habit-forming (addictive).

If I start feeling better, can I stop taking DULOTIN 20MG?

No, you should not stop taking this medicine suddenly and without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will monitor your response to the medicine every few months.

Can I take DULOTIN 20MG during liver disease?

No, it is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

REFERENCES

1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page – 1279-1283.

2. Sanjay Gupta 1, Nikhil Nihalani, Prakash Masand. Duloxetine: review of its pharmacology, and therapeutic use in depression and other psychiatric disorders. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. Apr- Jun 2007. [Accessed 28 Nov 2020] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17612852/

3. Ahsan Y Khan and Matthew Macaluso. Duloxetine for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: a review. US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. 8 Apr 2009. [Accessed 28 Nov 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695226/

4. Pharmathen International SA; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Oct 2016] [Accessed 28 Nov 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8650.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin

Manufacturer/Marketer Details

    Net Qty
    1
    Shelf Life
    NA
    Item Weight
    17.5
    No. of Units in a Kit
    NA
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Dulotin 20mg Tablet 10'S

Dulotin 20mg Tablet 10'S Mfr: Icon Life Sciences

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