DUZELA 20mg Capsule 10's


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Drug Information for DUZELA 20mg Capsule 10's

What is DUZELA 20mg Capsule used for?

DUZELA 20mg Capsule capsule/tablet is used for the treatment of the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic back pain

DUZELA 20mg Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does DUZELA 20mg Capsule work?

DUZELA 20mg Capsule belongs to the class of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). The drug acts by stabilizing the action of certain chemicals in the CNS that cause depression and anxiety. Thus, it inhibits the pain signals from reaching the brain and controls the actions associated with serotonergic and noradrenergic activity in the central nervous system.

How to take DUZELA 20mg Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take DUZELA 20mg Capsule capsule/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Do not tear open the capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of DUZELA 20mg Capsule, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of DUZELA 20mg Capsule include the following:

  • Severe drowsiness
  • Fainting
  • Trouble breathing
  • Agitation
  • Lack of coordination
  • Restlessness
  • Shivering
  • Trembling
  • Loss of bladder control

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with DUZELA 20mg Capsule?

Drugs that interact with DUZELA 20mg Capsule include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Ergotamine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Imipramine
  • Methenamine
  • Naltrexone
  • Pentazocine
  • Salicylamide
  • Tramadol
  • Zolmitriptan

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of DUZELA 20mg Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of DUZELA 20mg Capsule:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Increased sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Hallucinations
  • Muscle twitching
  • Profuse sweating
  • Lack of coordination
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Changes in blood pressure

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to DUZELA 20mg Capsule or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on DUZELA 20mg Capsule.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of DUZELA 20mg Capsule .
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if DUZELA 20mg Capsule causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Be cautious while taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule in geriatric patients as they are more sensitive to the risk of side effects.

You are advised not to take DUZELA 20mg Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What special precautions should be followed while taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to DUZELA 20mg Capsule or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on DUZELA 20mg Capsule.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of DUZELA 20mg Capsule .
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if DUZELA 20mg Capsule causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Be cautious while taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule in geriatric patients as they are more sensitive to the risk of side effects.

You are advised not to take DUZELA 20mg Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of drug addiction or suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of severe kidney or liver diseases.
  • Inform your doctor before taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule during breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

What should you tell your doctor before taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of drug addiction or suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of severe kidney or liver diseases.
  • Inform your doctor before taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule during breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

Frequently Asked Questions about DUZELA 20mg Capsule

  1. What are the contraindications of DUZELA 20mg Capsule?
  2. Avoid DUZELA 20mg Capsule medicine if you are using MAO indicators. Please consult your doctor before taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule.

  3. Is it safe to take DUZELA 20mg Capsule while suffering from Parkinson’s disease?
  4. Inform your doctor before taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule medication while suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

  5. Is it safe to alter the dose of DUZELA 20mg Capsule?
  6. No. Altering the dose of DUZELA 20mg Capsule is not advisable as it can increase the risk of side effects.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule?
  8. Diabetic patients need to monitor their blood glucose levels as DUZELA 20mg Capsule can affect the sugar levels in the body.

  9. Is it safe to take DUZELA 20mg Capsule during pregnancy?
  10. Consult your doctor before taking DUZELA 20mg Capsule medication during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the unborn baby.

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