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DUTAM NT TABLET

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Composition for DUTAM NT

Gabapentin(NA),Nortriptyline(NA)

food interaction for DUTAM NT

alcohol interaction for DUTAM NT

pregnancy interaction for DUTAM NT

lactation interaction for DUTAM NT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Dutam nt tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DUTAM NT

Gabapentin(NA)

Uses

Gabapentin is used in the treatment of epilepsy and neuropathic pain (pain due to damage of nerves).

How it works

The exact mechanism of action is unknown; however, gabapentin treats fits (epilepsy by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. It also relieves the pain of peripheral neuropathic pain by changing the way the body senses pain.

Common side effects

Aggression, Behavioual changes, Sleeping for unusually long periods
Nortriptyline(NA)

Uses

Nortriptyline is used in the treatment of depression.

How it works

Nortriptyline works in depression by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Agitation, Coma, Confusion, Convulsion, Decreased body temperature, Blurred vision, Dilation of the pupil of the eye, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Hallucination, Altered heart rate, Muscle pain, Muscle stiffness, Fever

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Expert advice for DUTAM NT

Always take gabapentin capsules, tablets, and oral solutions with a full glass of water (240 ml). Do not use the medication:
  • If you develop thoughts of harming or killing self (suicidal ideation)or behavior.
  • If you develop allergic reaction after taking one or more doses of gabapentin (hypersensitivity).
  • with symptoms such as rash, fever or swelling of lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy).
  • If you have any kidney problem or currently on hemodialysis.
  • If you develop muscle pain and/ or weakness.
  • If you develop symptoms such as persistent stomach pain, urge to vomit (nausea), vomiting, contact your doctor immediately as these may be symptoms of inflammation of pancreas (acute pancreatitis).
Stop the drug if you have persistent stomach pain or feeling of being sick ( these may be signs of acute inflammation in pancreas).

Frequently asked questions for DUTAM NT

Gabapentin

Q.Is gabapentin used as a muscle relaxant or, blood thinner?
No. Gabapentin is a prescription medication and has no role in muscle relaxation or, blood thinning

Q.Is gabapentin an opiate, benzo or NSAID?
Gabapentin is an analog of GABA (gamma- amino butyric acid), that is effective against fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. It is not an opiate or benzodiazepine or NSAID

Q.Is gabapentin (dose 600 mg) a narcotic?
No. Gabapentin at any dose is not a narcotic agent. Follow the advice of your doctor regarding the best dose suited for your condition

Q.Is gabapentin used for anxiety?
Anxiety is one of the side effects of this drug. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q.What is gabapin-NT?
Gabapin-NT tablet is a brand name that contains gabapentin (400 mg) plus nortriptyline hydrochloride (10 mg). This combination is used for the treatment of pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. Follow the advice of your doctor as to gabapentin or Gabapin-NT is to be used, as appropriate for your condition

Q.Is gabapentin and pregabalin the same?
Gabapentin and pregabalin are structurally similar but they acts though different mechanism. Both can be used for the treatment of fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. However, follow the advice of your doctor regarding the choice of the drug appropriate for your condition

Q.Is gabapentin safe?
Gabapentin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Nortriptyline

Q.Is nortriptyline an MAOI/SSRI?
No, they belong to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant

Q.Is nortriptyline same as amitryptiline?
Nortriptyline and amitriptyline belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q.Is nortriptyline safe?
Nortriptyline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.What is nortriptyline/Sensival used for?
Nortriptyline is used for the treatment of depression and nocturnal bed wetting (enuresis) in children

Q.Is nortriptyline like xenan?
No, xenan belongs to class of medication called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

Q.Is nortriptyline a controlled substance?
No, Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take nortriptyline with ibubrufen/citalopram/ gabapentin/tramadol/hydrocodone/codeine/zopiclone/ clonazepam/Ambien (zolpidem)/Nyquil (antihistaminic)?
No possible interaction has been reported with these drugs. Patients should follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q.Does nortriptyline cause weight loss/gain, acne, sleepiness, hair loss, dry mouth, memory loss?
Nortriptyline may cause weight gain/loss, loss of hair, dry mouth. Always consult your doctor regarding possible side effects

Q.Can nortriptyline be used for treating pain (back pain)?
No, it is used to treat depression and nocturnal bed wetting.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)