Prothiaden 25mg Tablet 15'S

Depression Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

PROTHIADEN 25MG contain Dosulepin which belongs to a group of medicine called tricyclic antidepressants. It is used to treat depression and can also help reduce feelings of anxiety. Depression is a mood disorder that cause persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Anxiety is a mental health disorder characterised by feeling of worry, anxiety, or fear. It increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Always take PROTHIADEN 25MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. The common side effects are dry mouth, blurred vision, dizziness, constipation, sedation, difficulty in passing urine. Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine as it may cause drowsiness. This medicine is strictly 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. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF PROTHIADEN 25MG

  • Treat depression
  • Reduce feelings of anxiety

HOW PROTHIADEN 25MG WORKS

PROTHIADEN 25MG increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take PROTHIADEN 25MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF PROTHIADEN 25MG

SERIOUS

  • bone marrow depression or reduction in some blood cells (you may experience unusual bruising or abnormal bleeding, sore throat and fever, mouth ulcers)
  • liver problems with yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • convulsions (fits)
  • irregular heartbeat

COMMON

  • dry mouth
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • constipation
  • sedation
  • difficulty in passing urine

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dry mouth:

Chew sugar-free gum or suck on 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.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

PROTHIADEN 25MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

PROTHIADEN 25MG 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 drowsiness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with PROTHIADEN 25MG.

KIDNEY

PROTHIADEN 25MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

PROTHIADEN 25MG is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALLERGY

Do not take PROTHIADEN 25MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Dosulepin or any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

PROTHIADEN 25MG is not recommended in patients with active heart diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had conditions such as,

  • have an eye condition known as glaucoma
  • suffer from periods of exaggerated behaviour (mania)
  • have difficulty in passing urine, or have prostate problems
  • have epilepsy
  • have a thyroid problem
  • elderly (especially agitation, confusion and lightheadedness)
  • if surgery is planned
  • have or had thoughts about killing or harming yourself
  • have an anxiety disorder

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • SSRI's, monoamine oxidase inhibitor (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) (used to treat depression)
  • levothyroxine (thyroxine) (used to treat thyroid)
  • phenobarbitone (used to treat epilepsy)
  • amylobarbitone (used to treat insomnia)
  • methylphenidate (used to treat behavioural problems)
  • opioid such as codeine, morphine dihydrocodeine, co-proxamol and co-dydramol
  • sympathomimetic agents such as ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline (used to treat heart problems and asthma as well as some decongestants and cough/ cold remedies)
  • guanethidine (used to treat high blood pressure)
  • sotalol, terfenadine, astemizole, halofantrine (used to regulate the heartbeat)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Dosulepin
Pharmacological Category :   Tricyclic antidepressants
Therapeutic Indication :   Depression, Anxiety
Dosage Forms :  

Tablet  

MORE INFORMATION

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

REFERENCES

1. P Zusky, T C Manschreck, C Blanchard, J Rosenbaum, C Elliot, P Lou. Dothiepin hydrochloride: treatment efficacy and safety. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. Oct 1986. [Accessed 01 Dec 2020] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3531188/

2. Teofarma S.r.l, Jul 2020; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Accessed 01 Dec 2020] https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/0cc11c1c-a57e-470f-a788-57d351b29341.pdf

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    25
    Ingredient
    DOSULEPIN(DOTHIEPIN) 25 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049082
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Prothiaden 25mg Tablet 15'S

Prothiaden 25mg Tablet 15'S Mkt: ABBOTT INDIA LIMITED

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