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Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is a combination medicine which calms the brain by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It also blocks the action of a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.


Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet should be taken with food. It is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as it has habit-forming potential. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medication suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include tiredness, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, depression, urinary retention, constipation, tremor and confusion. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make drowsiness worse. This medicine can lead to weight gain and to prevent it you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food and exercise regularly.

Uses of Egret Forte Tablet

Side effects of Egret Forte Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Sedation
  • Weight gain
  • Confusion
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Memory impairment
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Nervousness
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Depression

How to use Egret Forte 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. Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Egret Forte Tablet works

Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Chlordiazepoxide, Trifluoperazine and Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Trifluoperazine is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol is an anticholinergic which works on the nervous system and corrects some of the chemical imbalances that cause Parkinson's disease.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Egret Forte 50 mg/5 mg/2 mg Tablet
₹1.54/Tablet
Sizonorm Forte Tablet
Crescent Therapeutics Ltd
₹1.77/Tablet
15% costlier

Patient Concerns

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My wife p v s s mahalakshmi is a patient of neurology. two months ago she has schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and was given Don LS and Gressami 200mg for 1 and 1/2 months . Now her walking ability decreased and not able to walk steadily even with the help of assistance. Her earlier disorder is not found now and her walking disability has become a great worry to us . Please suggest .
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Resperidone can cause extrapyramidal symptoms affecting motor coordination. The prescribing doctor can advise you on these side effects and give another antipsychotic with low potential for EPS.
My previous question : My wife p v s s mahalakshmi is a patient of neurology. two months ago she has schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally) and was given Don LS and Gressami 200mg for 1 and 1/2 months . Now her walking ability decreased and not able to walk steadily even with the help of assistance. Her earlier disorder is not found now and her walking disability has become a great worry to us . Please suggest suggetion given By doctor : Resperidone can cause extrapyramidal symptoms affecting motor coordination. The prescribing doctor can advise you on these side effects and give another antipsychotic with low potential for EPS. Now My second question : She is having irregular period problems (becoming Very late ). Is it is the side effect of the above medicines.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Yes, that can also be because of medication.
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References
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  3. Trihexyphnidyl. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: Genus Pharmaceuticals; 2011 [revised 18 Dec. 2018]. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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