Actipin 25 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Actipin Tablet
Actipin 25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression and insomnia. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
Actipin Tablet side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate
  • Weight gain
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in urination
How to use Actipin Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Actipin 25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Actipin Tablet works
Actipin 25 mg Tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.
Actipin Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Actipin 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Actipin 25 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Actipin 25 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
The baby should be monitored carefully for excessive sleepiness, and adequate weight gain.
Driving
Actipin 25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Actipin 25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Actipin 25 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Actipin 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actipin 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Actipin Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Actipin 25 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Actipin 25 mg Tablet to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Actipin 25 mg Tablet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Actipin 25 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Actipin 25 mg Tablet is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Actipin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Actipin

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sir, my self im very depressing while comparing me to others& i dont talk to much bcoz i feel im not in level to talk with them & feel me about myself everyday about my negetativity.this type thinking stressess me very much how can i come from this type of stress?? i feel this is b.coz my weight & height at the age of 21 im right sir??
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
If you let your confidence down, you will develop helplessness ehic leads to depression. Instead of worrying about your weight, take action. Seek professional help. If you feel unmotivated, meet a psychiatrist, its neither too early nor too late for professional advice.
Sir i m suffering from mindly disturbance last 8 days because i have fail in love . Now i dont get to sleep. Only 2-3 hrs sleeping please help me. Im in more depression
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Physiotherapist
Think one mantra ,,,,,duniya jaye bhad me ,,,,, if u don't you takes always on medicine plz ignore all your memories with your ex And deleted
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FAQs

Q. Is Actipin a tricyclic antidepressant, SSRI/ MAO inhibitor?
Actipin is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is not a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or a MAOi (monoamine oxidase inhibitor)
Q. Is Actipin a habit-forming/addictive or narcotic drug?
No. Actipin is not a habit-forming/addictive or narcotic drug. It might however cause certain withdrawal effects when the treatment is stopped abruptly. Hence, it is advisable to consult your doctor before stopping the treatment
Q. Is Actipin a sedative or sleeping pill?
No. Actipin is not a sedative or sleeping pill. However it might cause sleepiness as a side-effect
Q. Is Actipin safe?
Yes. Actipin is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Can I take doxepin with hydroxyzine, Ambien, Zoloft, Percocet, Wellbutrin, NyQuil, Atarax, Lunesta, and Prozac?
Doxepin should not be taken with Zoloft (sertraline), Prozac (Fluoxetine), Wellbutrin (bupropion), Lunesta (eszopiclone), NyQuil (cold and flu medication), Percocet (oxycodone, acetaminophen), Prozac (fluoxetine), Atarax (hydroxyzine) and Ambien (zolpidem)
Q. Does Actipin cause weight gain, sleepiness or hair loss?
Actipin may cause weight gain, sleepiness or hair loss. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Does Actipin help with pain or anxiety?
Actipin may be effective in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain and anxiety.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Aug 2018.
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