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Deptune plus tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Deptune plus tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR DEPTUNE PLUS

Clonazepam(NA)

Uses

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

How it works

Clonazepam 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, Uncoordinated body movements, Slurred speech, Dizziness, Fatigue, Memory impairment, Irritability, Headache, Dry mouth, Depression, Constipation
Escitalopram(NA)

Uses

Escitalopram is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

How it works

Escitalopram works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Headache, Fatigue

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Expert advice FOR DEPTUNE PLUS

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
     
  • Clonazepam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Clonazepam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Clonazepam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Clonazepam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Clonazepam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Frequently asked questions FOR DEPTUNE PLUS

Clonazepam

Q. Is clonazepam stronger than lorazepam?
Clonazepam and lorazepam belong to the same category of medicines called benzodiazepines. Clonazepam is used to treat fits (epilepsy or seizures) and sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear, and worry about these attacks (panic disorder) with or without agoraphobia (fear of public places) while lorazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding the use of these drugs.
Q. What is clonazepam used for?
Clonazepam is used to treat fits (epilepsy or seizures) and sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear, and worry about these attacks (panic disorder) with or without agoraphobia (fear of public places).
Q. Is clonazepam safe?
Clonazepam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.melatonin
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Q. Is clonazepam an opiate?
No, clonazepam is not an opiate, it's a benzodiazepine.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with amoxicillin?
No interactions have been reported between clonazepam and amoxicillin. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor if you are taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does clonazepam cause hair loss?
Clonazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines and these have been seen to cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while taking clonazepam.
Q. Does clonazepam lower blood pressure?
Yes, clonazepam can lower blood pressure, as a side effect. Clonazepam has been reported to cause postural hypotension which means that a person's blood pressure falls when suddenly standing up from a lying or sitting position.
Q. Does clonazepam help you sleep?
Clonazepam can make you feel sleepy. However, clonazepam is not used for sleep. Please consult your doctor in case you have any difficulty to sleep.
Q. Does clonazepam cause weight gain?
No, there are no reports of clonazepam causing weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking clonazepam.
Q. Does clonazepam lower heart rate?
Lowering of heart rate has not been reported with clonazepam. Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem while taking clonazepam.
Q. Does clonazepam expire?
Yes, clonazepam does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does clonazepam get you high?
No, clonazepam does not get you high.
Q. Can I take clonazepam while taking melatonin?
Both clonazepam and melatonin have been seen to cause sedation (make you feel sleepy). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does clonazepam cause dementia?
No, clonazepam has not been reported to cause dementia. However, please consult your doctor in case you have any symptoms related to dementia,
Q. Can I take clonazepam with zolpidem?
Clonazepam and zolpidem can increase each other's effects. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with alprazolam?
Clonazepam and alprazolam both belong to the same class of medicines and both can increase sedation (make you feel sleepy) and this may effect your daily life activities like driving or working with a machine. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with oxycodone?
Clonazepam and oxycodone both increase sedation (make you feel sleepy) and this may effect your daily life activities like driving or working with a machine. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with trazodone?
Clonazepam and trazodone both increase sedation (make you feel sleepy) and this may effect your daily life activities like driving or working with a machine. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with gabapentin?
Clonazepam can be taken with gabapentin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with alcohol?
Alcohol in combination with clonazepam may modify the effects of clonazepam and cause side-effects like excessive sleepiness or also decrease the action of clonazepam. Under no circumstances should alcohol be consumed while taking clonazepam. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Clonazepam decreases levels of paracetamol (acetaminophen) by increasing metabolism. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with oxycodone?
Clonazepam and oxycodone both make you feel sleepy. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as it may effect your ability to drive or operate a machine or other daily life activities.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with sertraline?
Clonazepam can be taken with sertraline. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with escitalopram?
Clonazepam can be taken with escitalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Is clonazepam safe?
Yes, clonazepam is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is clonazepam antidepressant?
No, clonazepam is not an antidepressant. Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs known as benzodiazepines which have anticonvulsive (helps to treat fits or seizures), sedative (makes you feel sleepy), muscle relaxing and anxiolytic (decreases anxiety) effects.
Q. Is clonazepam addictive?
Clonazepam can cause physical and psychological dependence. Please consult your doctor to know differences between dependence and addiction. Addiction-prone individuals (such as drug addicts or alcoholics) should be under careful surveillance when receiving clonazepam because of the predisposition of such patients to habituation and dependence.
Q. Is clonazepam a sedative?
Clonazepam is not primarily used as a sedative (for inducing sleep). However, it may have sedation (makes you feel sleepy) properties.
Q. Is clonazepam a sleeping pill?
No, clonazepam is not a sleeping pill. However, it may make you feel sleepy. Please talk to your doctor about your sleep related problems if any.
Q. Is clonazepam a narcotic?
Clonazepam is not a narcotic substance. Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs known as 'benzodiazepines' which have anticonvulsive, sedative, muscle relaxing and anxiolytic effects.
Q. Is clonazepam safe in pregnancy?
Clonazepam is not safe to use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the fetus (unborn child). Please consult your doctor if you are planning for pregnancy while taking clonazepam or you get pregnant while taking clonazepam.
Q. Is clonazepam banned in India?
No, clonazepam is not banned in India. However, it is available only when prescription by a doctor.
Q. Can I take clonazepam for anxiety?
Clonazepam is not recommended for treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor for the management of your anxiety.
Q. Can I take clonazepam for life?
Clonazepam should be taken for the duration as prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take clonazepam with amphetamine?
Clonazepam can be taken with amphetamine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines at the same time.
Q. How long can I take clonazepam for?
The prescribed duration of clonazepam varies depending on the condition or disease fo which this is given. Please take clonazepam for a duration as prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take clonazepam for pain?
Clonazepam is not recommended for the management of pain. Please consult your doctor.
Q. What can I take for clonazepam withdrawal?
Clonazepam should not be stopped at once. Always decrease the dose of clonazepam slowly and only when advised by your doctor. Please consult your doctor if you experience clonazepam withdrawal.

Escitalopram

Q. What is escitalopram used for?
Escitalopram is used in the treatment of depression (major depressive episodes) and anxiety disorder - social anxiety disorder (social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia(a fear of wide, open, public spaces) and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Q. Is escitalopram a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)?
Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). These medicines act on the serotonin system in the brain by increasing the serotonin level. Disturbed serotonin system is considered an important factor in the development of depression and related diseases. Escitalopram is used for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Q. Is escitalopram used for anxiety?
Yes, escitalopram is indicated for the treatment of all types of anxiety disorders - social anxiety disorder (social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia(a fear of wide, open, public spaces) and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Q. Is escitalopram safe to use?
Escitalopram is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does escitalopram cause weight gain?
Yes, escitalopram is commonly reported to be associated with weight gain. Kindly talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive weight gain while you are taking escitalopram.
Q. Does escitalopram cause hair loss?
Yes, escitalopram may cause hair loss, but this is an uncommon side effect associated with this. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair loss while taking escitalopram.
Q. Does escitalopram cause high blood pressure?
Escitalopram has not been reported to cause any increase in blood pressure, rather a decrease in blood pressure may be seen if the patient takes an overdose of escitalopram. Please talk to your doctor if you have any history of high or low blood pressure if you are prescribed escitalopram.
Q. Can I take escitalopram for life?
Take escitalopram only for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is escitalopram addictive?
Escitalopram has not been reported to have an addictive potential. Please consult your doctor before taking escitalopram. Use escitalopram only in doses and for a duration as prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is escitalopram better than sertraline?
Escitalopram and sertraline belong to the same class of medicines with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is escitalopram safe during pregnancy?
Escitalopram should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary and only after careful consideration of the risk vs benefit. If you are pregnant or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. If you take escitalopram during the last 3 months of your pregnancy, following effects may be seen in your newborn baby: trouble with breathing, bluish skin, fits, body temperature changes, feeding problems, vomiting, low blood sugar, stiff or floppy muscles, vivid reflexes, tremor, irritability, lethargy, constant crying, sleepiness and sleeping difficulties. If your newborn baby has any of these symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Is escitalopram a Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor?
Escitalopram has not shown to have any effect on monoamine oxidase enzyme. Escitalopram is an antidepressant which belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Q. Is escitalopram a narcotic substance?
Escitalopram is not a narcotic substance. Escitalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Q. Is escitalopram a tricyclic antidepressant?
Escitalopram is not a tricyclic antidepressant. Escitalopram is an antidepressant which belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Q. Can I take escitalopram with tramadol?
Escitalopram and tramadol both increase serotonin levels which can increase the risk of side effects like fits (seizures). Inform your doctor about any medicine currently taken before starting and while on escitalopram as a change in dose or a change in medicine may be needed.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with amitriptyline?
Escitalopram and amitriptyline both increase serotonin levels which can increase the risk of side effects. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with alprazolam?
Escitalopram can be taken with alprazolam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with alcohol?
It is not advisable to use alcohol while taking escitalopram, even if no interactions have been seen between the two. Please consult your doctor before using them together.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with ibuprofen?
Escitalopram can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Escitalopram can be taken with paracetamol (acetaminophen). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with citalopram?
Escitalopram and citalopram both increase serotonin levels which can increase the risk of side effects. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with gabapentin?
Escitalopram can be taken with gabapentin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with mirtazapine?
Escitalopram and mirtazapine both increase serotonin levels which can increase the risk of side effects. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take escitalopram with diazepam?
Escitalopram can be taken with diazepam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does escitalopram cause sleepiness?
Escitalopram has been seen to cause many sleep problems like abnormal dreams, difficulties falling asleep, feeling sleepy, dizziness, yawning. Kindly talk to your doctor in case you experience any sleep related problems while you are taking escitalopram.
Q. Does escitalopram make you tired?
Escitalopram is commonly reported to cause tiredness. Kindly talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive tiredness while you are taking escitalopram as the dose may need to be changed.
Q. Does escitalopram expire?
Yes, escitalopram does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does escitalopram cause acne?
Escitalopram has not been reported to cause acne. Please consult your doctor if you develop acne while taking escitalopram as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.

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