Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet

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Composition for Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Short term anxiety, Neuropathic pain
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet

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Uses of Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is used in the treatment of depression and neuropathic pain.
It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
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Side effects of Amitriptyline

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Sleepiness, Blurred vision, Increased heart rate, Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Weight gain, Difficulty in urination, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

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How to use Amitriptyline

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. Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet works

Amitriptyline increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.
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Uses of Chlordiazepoxide

Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.
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Side effects of Chlordiazepoxide

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Sleepiness, Slurred speech, Memory impairment, Fatigue, Uncoordinated body movements, Irritability, Dryness in mouth, Headache, Constipation, Dizziness, Depression.

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How to use Chlordiazepoxide

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. Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet works

Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Amitriptyline

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Amitriptyline 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 Amitriptyline, 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 Amitriptyline, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Amitriptyline is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.

Expert advice for Chlordiazepoxide

  • If you are taking Chlordiazepoxide for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Chlordiazepoxide, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Chlordiazepoxide is very high.
Amitone Forte Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Amitone Forte Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use d
uring lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in
patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution
in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Amitone Forte 25 mg/10 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Amitriptyline

Q. Is Amitriptyline safe?
Amitriptyline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Amitriptyline a steroid?
No, Amitriptyline is not a steroid. It belongs to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant.
Q. Can I take Amitriptyline with Betahistine?
Amitriptyline has not been clinically studied when used along with Betahistine. So there are no reports of any drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when these are used together.

Frequently asked questions about Chlordiazepoxide

Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide work and what does Chlordiazepoxide treat?
Chlordiazepoxide is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?
Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase
Q. Is Chlordiazepoxide a benzodiazepine?
Chlordiazepoxide belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines
Q. Is Chlordiazepoxide addictive?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?
No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines
Q. Is Chlordiazepoxide stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as Chlordiazepoxide called benzodiazepines. Chlordiazepoxide used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?
Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide make you sleepy?
Yes, Chlordiazepoxide may make you sleepy
Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide cause weight gain/constipation?
Chlordiazepoxide is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation
Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide get you high?
Chlordiazepoxide does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high
Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide expire?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.
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