Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. It is a combination medicine that calms the brain by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It also increases the level of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating mood.

Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as it has habit-forming potential. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include constipation, difficulty in urination, dryness in mouth, weight gain, confusion, and memory impairment. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.  Most of the comm 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. If you notice any sudden mood change or get suicidal or self-harm thoughts, you must consult the doctor without delay.

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.

Some common side effects of this medicine include memory impairment, dryness in mouth, blurred vision, increased heart rate, constipation, depression and confusion. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Uses of Depsolam Tablet

Benefits of Depsolam Tablet

In Depression

Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet helps in maintaining the balance of certain chemicals in the brain that affect mood and behavior. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, helps you sleep better and increases your energy levels. Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet also prevents extreme changes in mood and helps you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of depression and low mood.
It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Side effects of Depsolam Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Depsolam

  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Weight gain
  • Confusion
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Tiredness
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Depression
  • Memory impairment

How to use Depsolam 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. Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Depsolam Tablet works

Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Alprazolam and imipramine which treat depression. Alprazolam 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. Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant which 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 Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg 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
Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg 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
Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may impair your alertness or cause drowsiness or blurred vision, and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Depsolam 0.25 mg/25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine.

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

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302, Aishwarya Twr, Ajmer Road, Jaipur - 302006, Nr Hotel Hawa Mahal
Country of Origin: India

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