Amtipax 25 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Amtipax Tablet

Amtipax 25 mg Tablet is used for neuropathic pain, preventive treatment of migraine and depression. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.

Amtipax 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 Amtipax 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. Amtipax 25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amtipax Tablet works

Amtipax 25 mg 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).

Amtipax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Amtipax 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amtipax 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
Amtipax 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Amtipax 25 mg Tablet may impair your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Amtipax 25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amtipax 25 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Amtipax 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Amtipax 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Amtipax 25 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Amtipax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Amtipax 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Amtipax 25 mg Tablet for treatment of migraine/ neuropathic pain.
  • Take it at bedtime to avoid feeling sleepy during the day.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Amtipax 25 mg Tablet to start working.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Amtipax 25 mg Tablet can cause weight gain and increased appetite.
  • It may change your urine color to blue-green.
  • It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Amtipax 25 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Amtipax 25 mg Tablet as it may cause excessive drowsiness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Amtipax 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 Amtipax

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Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. This medicine is used to calm down the neuropathic pain. You may take it till you feel better. Later your doctor may reduce the dose and stop it.
I m suffering due to pain in left testis, so I visited pgimer Chandigarh in urology deptt. There I had gone for dopler ultrasound testis and its reports are normal Now whenever I lay down at bed I felt a smaal lump in testis,when I touchdown it, the pain radiates in whole left testis Now I m feeling pain sometimes in both tastis Is it a sign of early vericoseal Or something else Pls. Suggest
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
it is a neuropathic pain and it won't show any abnormality in USG. i am worried about the lump u r talking about. its better if u consult a surgeon, PGIMER UROLOGY is the best place to go for examination. if they say its normal, its normal. for pain take pregaba m 1 od
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FAQs

Q. Is Amtipax safe?
Amtipax is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Amtipax a steroid?
No, Amtipax is not a steroid. It belongs to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant.
Q. Can I take Amtipax with Betahistine?
Amtipax 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.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Dec 2018.
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