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Amitop Plus H Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Amitop Plus 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.

Amitop Plus 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 Amitop Plus H Tablet

Side effects of Amitop Plus H Tablet

Common
  • 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 Amitop Plus 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. Amitop Plus H Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amitop Plus H Tablet works

Amitop Plus 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 Amitop Plus H Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amitop Plus 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
Amitop Plus 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
Amitop Plus H Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Amitop Plus H Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amitop Plus H Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amitop Plus H Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Amitop Plus H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amitop Plus H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Amitop Plus H?

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 Amitop Plus H?

During the first few months of treatment, Amitop Plus H 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 Amitop Plus H when my symptoms are relieved?

No, you should continue to take Amitop Plus H, even if you feel well. If you stop Amitop Plus H 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 Amitop Plus H?

There are reports which suggest that the use of Amitop Plus H 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 Amitop Plus H cause sleepiness?

Yes, Amitop Plus H 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 Amitop Plus H affect my sexual life?

The use of Amitop Plus H 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 Amitop Plus H?

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

Q. Can the use of Amitop Plus H change the color of urine?

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

Q. How long does Amitop Plus H take to work?

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

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