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Aldep H Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Aldep H Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is used in the treatment of depression associated with anxiety. It helps in regulating mood and to reduce anxiety.

Aldep H Tablet is taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the blood. In case you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Never skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. Taking this medicine for a long time may require regular monitoring of blood and liver functions.

Some common side effects of this medicine include constipation, difficulty in urination, weight gain, confusion, orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing). This medicine may cause weight loss. In case of losing weight, consult a dietitian for dietary supplements or try to increase your food portion. Most of the common side effects tend to be mild. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing side effects if they bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects are rare. Remember to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts.

Take caution while taking medicine if you are suffering from liver disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Aldep H Tablet

Benefits of Aldep H Tablet

In Depression

Aldep H Tablet works by affecting the balance of certain chemicals (such as serotonin) in the brain. It helps improve mood and feelings of wellbeing, relieve anxiety and tension, helps you sleep better, and increase your energy level. It is an effective antidepressant but may cause drowsiness. You need to take it regularly as it is prescribed for it to be most effective and should not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects of Aldep H Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Aldep H

  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Weight gain
  • Confusion
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Tiredness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Depression
  • Memory impairment

How to use Aldep H 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. Aldep H Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aldep H Tablet works

Aldep H Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amitriptyline and Chlordiazepoxide, which treats depression. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant which increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Aldep H Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aldep H Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aldep H Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Aldep H Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Aldep H Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aldep H Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Aldep H Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Aldep H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aldep H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
ANTI MALARIALS

Patient Concerns

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What would be alternative for this medicine for same salt composition of some lower price. Name of the medicine -- ( Telmisartan 40 mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg tablets USP
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Telma h 40/12.5
I have been advised Telma 20 for my BP range 140/90, however of late it is coming 150/110. My doctor advice Telma 40. Or should I take Cilacar 10.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
take telma h 40
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Aldep H Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Are there any important warnings associated with use of Aldep H Tablet?

During the first few months of treatment, Aldep H Tablet may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patients. Patients having mood or behavioral disorder have a high risk of developing suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any such behavior or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the scheduled follow-up appointments.

Q. Can I stop taking Aldep H Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should continue to take Aldep H Tablet, even if you feel well. If you stop Aldep H Tablet suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Consult your doctor if the symptoms are relieved, he might decrease your dose gradually.

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Aldep H Tablet?

There are reports which suggest that the use of Aldep H Tablet can cause weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important to remember is that it is easier to prevent weight gain than losing increased weight.

Q. Can the use of Aldep H Tablet cause sleepiness?

Yes, Aldep H Tablet can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Can the use of Aldep H Tablet affect my sexual life?

The use of Aldep H Tablet can affect the sexual life of both men and women. Most commonly caused problems are decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction (inability to develop or maintain erection during the sexual activity) and inability to reach orgasm. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and cause discomfort while having sex. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Aldep H Tablet?

No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Aldep H Tablet. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Aldep H Tablet.

Q. Can the use of Aldep H Tablet change the color of urine?

Yes, Aldep H Tablet can the change the color of the urine to blue or green. This change of color is expected while using Aldep H Tablet, and it is not harmful. Your urine color becomes normal once you stop taking Aldep H Tablet.

Q. How long does Aldep H Tablet take to work?

Everybody responds differently to the treatment. In general, it can take several weeks to feel the full benefits of Aldep H Tablet, although some people will start to feel better sooner. When taking Aldep H Tablet, it is important to give it time to work.

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References

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