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Clomidep 10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Clomidep 10mg Tablet is a tricyclic antidepressant. It is used in adults to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It also treats muscular weakness (cataplexy) associated with repeat attacks of sleepiness (narcolepsy) and can manage depression that is unresponsive to other medicines.

Clomidep 10mg Tablet works by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that stabilizes and enhances the mood. It is better to take it before bedtime because it can make you feel sleepy. It can be taken with or without food, but you should take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. If you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication must not be stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor. Your dose will need to be gradually decreased when the doctor decides to stop it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include indigestion, loss of appetite, dryness in the mouth, nausea and constipation. Initially, this medicine may also cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may even cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may also lead to weight gain in some people. Most of the common side effects tend to be mild and temporary. 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.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. This medicine is not addictive, but you can get extra side effects (withdrawal symptoms) if you stop taking it suddenly. If you notice any sudden mood change or get suicidal or self-harm thoughts, you must consult the doctor without delay. Also, remember to take this medicine as advised by the doctor as an overdose of this medication may lead to a serious health emergency.

Uses of CLOMIDEP Tablet

Side effects of CLOMIDEP Tablet

Common
  • Abnormal micturition frequency
  • Altered libido
  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Indigestion
  • Sleepiness

How to use CLOMIDEP 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. Clomidep 10mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How CLOMIDEP Tablet works

Clomidep 10mg Tablet is a tricyclic antidepressant. It increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Clomidep 10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clomidep 10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clomidep 10mg 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
Clomidep 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
If you feel dizzy, tired, have blurred vision, have difficulty concentrating, or have other effects such as confusion, disorientation or your depression gets worse with Clomidep 10mg Tablet, do not drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Clomidep 10mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be exercised in patients with underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Clomidep 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clomidep 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable when you are taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take CLOMIDEP Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Clomidep 10mg 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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Quick Tips

  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Clomidep 10mg 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 Clomidep 10mg Tablet as it may cause excessive sleepiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as this medicine can cause weight gain and increased appetite.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking CLOMIDEP with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Lizolan, Lidoford, Mapzolide
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Brand(s): Trima, Rimarex, Morex
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Brand(s): Moxicheck, Moxonex, Unsym
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can CLOMIDEP cause impotence?

Yes, CLOMIDEP can cause impotence. Both men and women may experience decreased sexual desire and inability to have an organsm. In males, difficulty in maintaining erection (impotence) or painful ejaculation may be observed. You should consult your doctor immediately if you face any such problems while taking CLOMIDEP.

Q. Is CLOMIDEP safe?

Yes, CLOMIDEP is safe to use if taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by the doctor. CLOMIDEP is a medicine that treats Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), stabilises mood and behavior. Thus, it restores the chemical imbalance in the brain and creates a feeling of well being.

Q. What are the side effects of CLOMIDEP?

The side effects of CLOMIDEP are abnormal micturition frequency, altered libido, constipation, dryness in mouth, ejaculation disorder, indigestion, and sleepiness. Please consult your doctor if these side effects worry you, to know about ways of treating or preventing them.

Q. What happens if I overdose?

If you have taken an overdose of CLOMIDEP, you may experience symptoms such as drowsiness, restlessness, agitation, delirium, severe sweating, fast heartbeat, fainting, seizures (fits), and you may even go into a state of coma. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine please get emergency medical help.

Q. If I am feeling good, can I stop taking CLOMIDEP?

No, you must not stop taking CLOMIDEP suddenly even if you are feeling good as it may worsen your existing symptoms and also cause withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, sleep problems, fever, and irritability. Continue taking CLOMIDEP for the duration as prescribed by your doctor to get maximum benefit. If you are not able to tolerate a dose or if you have completed your course of treatment, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually before taking you off this medicine completely.

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