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Dutam NT Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Dutam NT Tablet

Uses of Dutam NT Tablet

Dutam NT Tablet is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Dutam NT Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Dutam NT are Constipation, Difficulty in urination, Weight gain, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Tiredness, Blurred vision, Dryness in mouth, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Increased heart rate, Uncoordinated body movements.

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

How Dutam NT Tablet works

Dutam NT Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Nortriptyline. Gabapentin is an alpha 2 delta ligand which decreases pain by modulating calcium channel activity of the nerve cells. Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant which increases the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline) that stop the movement of pain signals in the brain. Together, they relieve neuropathic pain (pain from damaged nerves).

In Depth Information on Dutam NT Tablet

Dutam NT Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Dutam NT Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Dutam NT Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dutam NT 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Dutam NT 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.
As Dutam NT Tablet may affect your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dutam NT Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dutam NT Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dutam NT Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dutam NT Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine. Use of Dutam NT Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Frequently asked questions about Dutam NT Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Dutam NT Tablet

Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Dutam nt?
Dutam nt can make you feel hungry and it can be difficult to stop yourself from putting on weight. However, preventing weight gain is easier than losing increased weight. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Don't eat foods that contain a lot of calories, such as soft drinks, oily food, chips, cakes, biscuits, and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruit, vegetables and low-calorie foods. Regular exercise will also help to keep your weight stable. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight.
Q. Can the use of Dutam nt affect my sexual life?
Sexual side effects are common with the use of Dutam nt in both men and women. Different sexual problems can occur due to Dutam nt like decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction (inability to develop or maintain erection during the sexual activity) and orgasm problem. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and comfort while having sex. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor. Do not stop taking Dutam nt.
Q. Are there any serious side effects associated with the use of Dutam nt?
Serious side effects with Dutam nt are uncommon and rare. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following: changes in body temperature, difficulty in breathing, increased heart beat (palpitations), weakness, unsteadiness when walking, reduced co-ordination or slowed reactions, unusual changes in mood or behaviour such as restlessness, nervousness, or excitement, signs of depression, seeing or hearing things that are not there, irrational thinking, blurred or double vision, uncontrollable jerky eye movements, difficulty seeing, signs of frequent infections such as fever, severe chills, sore throat or mouth ulcers. These side effects are uncommon but may be serious and need urgent medical attention.
Q. How long will the Dutam nt take to act?
An initial benefit with Dutam nt maybe seen after 2 weeks of treatment. However, it may take around 2-3 months to see full benefit. It may even take longer in some patients.
Q. What if I forget to take Dutam nt?
If you forget to take the scheduled dose of Dutam nt and it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed because this may increase the risk of unwanted side effect. If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor about taking Dutam nt.
Q. What if I too much of this drug by mistake?
Contact your doctor immediately or go to emergency at the nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken a very high dose of Dutam nt. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need urgent medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may make you feel drowsy, weak, unsteady when walking, have double visions, slurred speech or diarrhea, confusion, blurred vision, dizziness, body temperature changes (low and high), difficulty in breathing and increased heart beat.
Q. Is there anything I need to avoid while taking Dutam nt?
Dutam nt may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do an activity that requires you to be alert. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Dutam nt. It can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous. .Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may also interact with this medicine and cause unwanted side effects. Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Use of Dutam nt can make you more prone to sunburns. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen when you are outdoors during daytime.
Q. How often should I see the doctor?
You may need to see your doctor regularly if you have started to take Dutam nt. However, even after taking Dutam nt as advised and your symptoms are still not improving or you are experiencing some unwanted side effects that affects your routine activities, consult your doctor.
Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Keep your tablets in the pack until it is time to take them. Store them in a cool dry place. Store them out of sight and out of reach from children. Unused medications should be disposed off in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them.
Q. What is Dutam nt?
Dutam nt is a combination of two medicines: Gabapentin and Nortriptyline. This medicine is useful in the treatment of nerve pain (Neuropathic pain). It calms the damaged or overactive nerves by acting on brain. Thereby, it decreases the pain sensation.
Q. Can I stop taking Dutam nt when my pain is relieved?
No, you should not stop taking Dutam nt even if your pain is relieved. Continue to take it as advised by your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Dutam nt, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping difficulties, nausea, pain, and sweating. You may need to gradually taper the dose before you stop the medication completely.
Q. Can the use of Dutam nt cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Dutam nt may make you feel drowsy or may cause you to suddenly fall asleep during your regular daily activities. You might not even feel drowsy or have any other warning signs before you suddenly fall asleep. Do not drive a car, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the beginning of your treatment until you know how the medication affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Will Dutam nt be more effective if taken more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms that is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Does Dutam nt expire?
Yes, Dutam nt does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Dutam nt after the expiry date.

Substitutes for Dutam NT

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