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Duletin 20 mg Capsule


Overview

Duletin Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Duletin Capsule

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. Duletin 20 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Duletin Capsule works

Duletin 20 mg Capsule works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance and stop the movement of pain signals in the brain.

Duletin Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Duletin 20 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Duletin 20 mg Capsule 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
Duletin 20 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Duletin 20 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Duletin 20 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Duletin 20 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild and moderate kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Duletin 20 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Duletin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Duletin 20 mg Capsule, 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

  • Duletin 20 mg Capsule helps in treating depression and anxiety.
  • It may also  be used to treat nerve pain from diabetes and some other forms of chronic pain.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks for Duletin 20 mg Capsule to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Duletin 20 mg Capsule as it may cause excessive drowsiness and increase the risk of liver damage.
  • It may cause an increase in blood pressure, especially during the first month of treatment. Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
  • It may cause a sensation of restlessness, especially when you first start taking it. Inform your doctor if this happens to you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Duletin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Duletin

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Body pain and stress and anxiety disorder and nerves system and insomnia
Dr. Shallu Garg
Pain and Stress Management
Cap Ashwajith 1-1
Maine rexipra fx 10, clobazam and toficalm 50 ka dose kuch mahino se liya hain .isme koi side effects hota hai. This drug me confused. Chest pain . Body sensitivity change.breath problem hota hainMujhe bahut tention .and nervousnees and breath prob . Body weakness . No eating energy nahi hota . Bahut psy doctors paas giya ta .lekin solution nahi mil raha hain . Iska koi solution hain
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
You are receiving medicines for anxiety disorder. Based in your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Duletin take to work?

In people with depression and anxiety, Duletin mostly starts working within two weeks of treatment. However, you may take 2-4 weeks to feel better. Consult your doctor if you do not see any improvement after this time. In people with diabetic neuropathic pain, you may take a few weeks to feel better. Consult your doctor if you do not feel better after 2 months.

Q. If I start feeling better, can I stop taking Duletin?

No, you should not stop Duletin suddenly and without consulting your doctor. In cases of depression and anxiety, if you have been feeling better for 6 months or more, your doctor may reduce your doses gradually. In case of pain and incontinence, if you are feeling better, continue taking it for long term. Your doctor will keep monitoring your response to the medicine every few months.

Q. Is Duletin highly addictive?

No, Duletin is not habit-forming (addictive). This means that it does not make you physically or psychologically dependent on it.

Q. What will be the consequences if I stop taking Duletin suddenly?

If you stop Duletin suddenly, you may feel dizzy, tired, agitated or restless, anxious and irritated. You may also experience sleep disturbances (vivid dreams, nightmares, inability to sleep), nausea, vomiting, shaking, muscle pain, diarrhea, a piercing sensation (pins and needles) especially in the head and excessive sweating or vertigo. Always consult your doctor before you stop taking Duletin. Your doctor will reduce the dose gradually.

Q. I am taking warfarin, does Duletin interfere with warfarin? Is it safe to take both together?

You should be cautious if you are taking both Duletin and warfarin since there is a risk of bleeding or you may experience petechiae or purpura.

Q. Is Duletin safe to use for long term?

Duletin is safe to use for a long duration, provided you follow your doctor’s advice regarding the treatment.

Q. I am a hypertensive patient. I have noticed that my blood pressure has increased after I started taking Duletin. Is it because of Duletin, what should be done?

Duletin may cause an increase in blood pressure. Therefore, regular monitoring of blood pressure is required, especially during the first month of use. If your blood pressure increase is constant, consult your doctor. It may indicate that your Duletin dose either needs to be reduced or discontinued gradually.

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