OPIPROL 50mg Tablet 10's


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Opipramol 50mg
By Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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Drug Information

What is Opipramol used for?

Opipramol is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and mental illnesses.

Opipramol may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Opipramol work?

Opipramol belongs to the class of drugs called anti-depressants. The drug acts by increasing the levels of certain chemical messengers in the brain, which helps in restoring the chemical balance in the brain. Thus, it helps in decreasing the mental illnesses.

How to take Opipramol?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Opipramol tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.

If you miss a dose of Opipramol, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of Opipramol include the following:

  • Excitement
  • Restlessness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Convulsions
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypotension
  • Cardiac depression
  • Arrhythmias

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

What are the drugs that interact with Opipramol?

Drugs that interact with Opipramol include the following:

  • Cimetidine
  • Clonidine
  • Guanethidine
  • Haloperidol
  • Isocarboxazid

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 Opipramol?

The following are the most common side effects of Opipramol:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Speech impairment
  • Increased thirst
  • Constipation

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

  • Palpitations
  • Leukopenia
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased sweating
  • Tremors
  • Urinary retention
  • Skin rash
  • Urticaria
  • Irregular heartbeat

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 Opipramol?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Opipramol or similar drugs.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Opipramol causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with Opipramol.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return
  • Avoid taking Opipramol if you are pregnant as the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Avoid taking Opipramol if you have decreased heartbeat, arrhythmias or other cardiac diseases.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of the drug.

You are advised not to take Opipramol 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 should you tell your doctor before taking Opipramol?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of severe kidney or liver impairment, arrhythmias, bradycardia or hypotension.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Opipramol

  1. How should Opipramol be stored?
  2. Opipramol should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30O C) away from sunlight, heat and radiation.

  3. How long can I take Opipramol?
  4. Opipramol should be taken for the prescribed duration. Please consult the doctor before continuing the medication.

  5. What are the contraindications of Opipramol?
  6. Opipramol is contraindicated in patients with severe kidney or liver impairment, enlarged prostate, glaucoma, seizures, epilepsy, bowel obstruction and pyloric stenosis.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Opipramol?
  8. Yes, it is advised to monitor for liver function test regularly while taking Opipramol.

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