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Avoid Chlortrip 12.5mg/5mg tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
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Chlortrip 12.5mg/5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Chlortrip 12.5mg/5mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR CHLORTRIP

Amitriptyline(12.5 mg)

Uses

Amitriptyline is used in the treatment of depression and neuropathic pain.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Blurred vision, Increased heart rate, Dry mouth, Constipation, Weight gain, Difficulty in urination, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
Chlordiazepoxide(5 mg)

Uses

Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

How it works

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

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice FOR CHLORTRIP

  • Do not consume grapefruit juice.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking your medicine.
  • Amitriptyline can make you dizzy or sleepy. So avoid driving or performing activities that require mental alertness. 
  • Avoid alcohol intake.
  • Do not take this drug if you are consuming antidepressants (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or have been taking them within the previous two weeks.

Frequently asked questions FOR CHLORTRIP

Amitriptyline

Q.

Is amitriptyline/Tryptomer safe?
Amitriptyline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

What is amitriptyline/Amitone 10/Amitone plus/ Tryptomer/Tryptomer plus used for?
Amitriptyline/amitone 10/amitone plus/ tryptomer/tryptomer plus is used in the treatment of depression and nocturnal bed wetting (enuresis) in children

Q.

Is amitriptyline a benzodiazepine/MAOI/opioid/antibiotic/steroid?
No, Amitriptyline belongs to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant

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Is amitriptyline like Xenan (diazepam)?
No, Xenan belongs to class of medication called as benzodiazepine

Q.

Is amitriptyline addictive?
No, Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Can I take amitriptyline/tryptomer for pain/insomnia/backache/migraine/headache/anxiety?
No, it is used to treatment of depression and nocturnal bed wetting (enuresis)

Q.

Can I take amitriptyline with Prozac/zopiclone/Xanan/naproxen/prednisolone/Benadryl/diazepam/trazadone/Flexeril?
Amitriptyline can interact with Prozac/Zopiclone/Xanan/diazepam/trazadone/flexeril. Please follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.

Does amitriptyline cause hair loss/ insomnia/constipation/weight gain: loss/fever/affect memory/vomiting/increased hunger/sleepiness?
Amitriptyline causes insomnia/constipation/weight gain/vomiting/increases huger. Always consult your doctor regarding possible side effects.

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

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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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)