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Depkey 75 mg Tablet


Overview

Depkey Tablet side effects

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

How to use Depkey 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. Depkey 75 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Depkey Tablet works

Depkey 75 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).

Depkey Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Depkey 75 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Depkey 75 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Depkey 75 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.
Depkey 75 mg Tablet may impair your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Depkey 75 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Depkey 75 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Depkey 75 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Depkey 75 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Depkey 75 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Depkey Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Depkey 75 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.

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Expert Advice

  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks for Depkey 75 mg 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 Depkey 75 mg 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 Depkey with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

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

Depkey 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 Depkey affect my sex life?

Yes, Depkey 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 an erection during sexual activity and may be unable to have an orgasm. If you notice these symptoms, do not stop taking the medicine but consult your doctor.

Q. I have been taking Depkey 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). Depkey 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 Depkey, you may have thoughts about killing or harming yourself.

Q. Can Depkey cause urinary problems?

Yes, Depkey 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, Depkey 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 heartbeat. Your pain may not be relieved because Depkey 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 Depkey cause any effect on pregnancy or the newborn?

Do not take Depkey 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 Depkey for pain. When will I start feeling better?

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

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

No, do not stop taking Depkey even if the pain is relieved. Take Depkey 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 Depkey needs to be reduced gradually.
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