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Amitop 10 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Amitop Tablet

Amitop 10 Tablet is used for depression and neuropathic pain. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.

Amitop Tablet side effects

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

How to use Amitop 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. Amitop 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amitop Tablet works

Amitop 10 Tablet is a tricyclic antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating mood and treat depression. It also stops the movement of pain signals from nerves to the brain thereby relieving neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).

Amitop Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Amitop 10 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amitop 10 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
Amitop 10 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Amitop 10 Tablet may impair your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Amitop 10 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amitop 10 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Amitop 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amitop 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amitop 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Amitop Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Amitop 10 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

  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Amitop 10 Tablet to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Take it at bedtime and do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Amitop 10 Tablet as it may cause excessive sleepiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as this medicine can cause weight gain and increased appetite.
  • It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amitop 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

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FAQs

Q. Is there anything I need to be careful about while on therapy with Amitop?

Amitop may cause drowsiness and dizziness, especially in the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or work with tools or machinery if your alertness is affected. It is not advisable to drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it might increase sleepiness.

Q. Can the use of Amitop affect my sex life?

Yes, Amitop can affect sex life in both men and women. It may cause decreased sexual desire or you may experience discomfort during intercourse. Men may experience inability to develop or maintain erection during sexual activity and may be unable to have orgasm. If you notice these symptoms, do not stop taking the medicine but consult your doctor.

Q. I have been taking Amitop for depression since a week and now I feel that my life has come to end and sometimes I want to harm myself. What should I do? Is it because of the medicine?

You should immediately consult your doctor or go to the hospital. Your suicidal tendencies may have increased because of the medicine or because of your disease. This is more common in people who previously had suicidal tendencies or are young adults (less than 25 years old). Amitop takes about 2 weeks to show its effect but may take longer, however, it may differ from individual to individual. Therefore, when you start taking Amitop, you may have thoughts about killing or harming yourself.

Q. Can Amitop cause urinary problems?

Yes, Amitop can cause urinary problems. It is more commonly seen in elderly patients who are more than 65 years old. The patient may develop urinary tract infection or may complain of weakness. You should consult your doctor if you develop these symptoms.

Q. If my pain is not relieved, can I take more than the recommended dose?

No, Amitop should be strictly used only as prescribed by the doctor. If the dose exceeds, you may develop drowsiness, confusion, difficulty in speech, dry mouth, tiredness, difficulty in walking, fever, difficulty in breathing, blue discoloration of the skin and decreased heart beat. Your pain may not be relieved because Amitop takes about 2 weeks to show its effect, but may take longer. The time differs from individual to individual. Consult your doctor if your symptoms are not relieved.

Q. Does Amitop cause any effect on pregnancy or the newborn?

Do not take Amitop during pregnancy unless recommended by the doctor. If you take this medicine during the last trimester of the pregnancy, the newborn may develop symptoms such as irritability, rigidity, irregular body movements, irregular breathing, poor drinking, loud crying, difficulty in urinating and constipation.

Q. I have been prescribed Amitop for pain. When will I start feeling better?

You may start feeling better after 2 weeks of starting Amitop. However, it may take 4-6 weeks to see full benefits of the medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Amitop when my pain is relieved?

No, do not stop taking Amitop even if the pain is relieved. Take Amitop as per your doctor’s advice. Stopping the medicine suddenly may cause unpleasant symptoms like headache, feeling unwell, sleeplessness and irritability. Consult your doctor for duration of the treatment since the dose of Amitop needs to be reduced gradually.

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