FAQs ABOUT OTHIPEN 25MG
What is OTHIPEN 25MG and why is it given?
OTHIPEN 25MG contains Dosulepin which belongs to the group of medicines called Antidepressants. It is used in the treatment of depression and also helps to reduce the feelings of anxiety, this medicine is used only when other medicines are not suitable.
Can I stop taking OTHIPEN 25MG on my own?
You should not stop taking OTHIPEN 25MG suddenly on your own without the advice of your doctor. Your doctor may gradually withdraw the dose in case of stopping the medicine. If you stop taking OTHIPEN 25MG suddenly you may experience some withdrawal symptoms like irritability, insomnia and excessive perspiration (sweating).
Is OTHIPEN 25MG safe to use in pregnant and breast-feeding women?
OTHIPEN 25MG should be used in pregnant and breast-feeding women only if clearly advised by the doctor. Consult your doctor before taking OTHIPEN 25MG if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breast-feeding your child.
Can I drive or operate heavy machines after taking OTHIPEN 25MG?
OTHIPEN 25MG can cause drowsiness. Therefore, it is not advisable to drive or use machineries and tools until you feel normal again. Consult your doctor for advice before taking OTHIPEN 25MG.
Can OTHIPEN 25MG be used in elderly patients?
OTHIPEN 25MG should be used with caution in elderly patients due to increased risk of side effects such as agitation, confusion and light headedness. Consult your doctor before taking it.