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DOSUL 75MG TABLET

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Composition for DOSUL

Dosulepin(75mg)

food interaction for DOSUL

alcohol interaction for DOSUL

pregnancy interaction for DOSUL

lactation interaction for DOSUL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dosul 75mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dosul 75mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DOSUL

Dosulepin(75mg)

Uses

Dosul 75mg tablet is used in the treatment of depression.

How it works

Dosul 75mg tablet works in depression by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Flushing, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Decreased white blood cell count

SUBSTITUTES for DOSUL

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Expert advice for DOSUL

Do not take the medicine, If you are allergic to dosulepin, take it as single dose preferably at night.
Consult your doctor before taking dosulepin:
  • If you are an elderly patient.
  • If you have problems of bed wetting at night.
  • If you have ever had a heart attack.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
Do not drive or operate machines after taking dosulepin as it may cause dizziness or tiredness.

Frequently asked questions for DOSUL

Dosulepin

Q.What is dosulepin?
Dosulepin is and SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and its chemical structure class is tricyclic antidepressant

Q.Is it an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)/ tricyclic antidepressant/ MAOI (monamine oxidase inhibitors)/muscle relaxant?
It is not an SSRI/MAOI/muscle relaxant

Q.How does dosulepin work?
Dosulepin belongs to a class of medication call tricyclic anti-depressants. It acts on the central nervous system by blocking release of certain chemicals thus producing an anti-depressive effect

Q.Is dosulepin the same as doxepin?
Dosulepin has some structural similarity with doxepin, but it is not the same as doxepin

Q.Is dosulepin safe or addictive?
Dosulepin is safe if used for an indication and a dose prescribed by your doctor. It may be addictive and hence should be taken only under the supervision of a doctor

Q.Can I take Tramadol, Sertraline, Diazepam/Amitriptyline/Paracetamol/Zopiclone/ Gabapentin/Ibuprofen?
Dosulepin is known to interact with sertaline (SSRI anti-depressant), Diazepam (benzodiazepine-anti anxiety), amitriptyline (tricyclic antidepressant), zopiclone (cyclopyrrolone) /Gabapentin (Neurontin for seizure). It is not known to interact with Tramadol (pain-killer)/Paracetamol/Ibuprofen. Doctor's permission must be clearly sort for taking any other drug along with dosulepin

Q.Can dosulepin cause weight gain/anxiety/sleep loss/headache/low or high blood pressure/decrease in sperm count?
Dosulepin is known to have side effects like anxiety, sleep loss/headache/low or high blood pressure. It is not clearly known to cause weight gain or decrease sperm count. It may cause an increase or decrease in sexual desire.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)