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Halotil 10mg Tablet

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Composition for Halotil 10mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Halotil 10mg Tablet

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MRP
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₹6.84/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Halotil Tablet

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Halotil Tablet side effects

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Nausea, Headache, Diarrhoea, Fatigue.

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How to use Halotil 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. Halotil 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Halotil Tablet works

Halotil 10mg Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

In Depth Information on Halotil Tablet

Expert advice for Halotil Tablet

  • May be among the best-tolerated antidepressants.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Halotil 10mg Tablet to start working.
  • Do not stop treatment suddenly as this may cause a stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms and sleep disturbance.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Halotil 10mg Tablet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Halotil 10mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Halotil 10mg Tablet is very less.
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Halotil Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Halotil Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Halotil 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Halotil 10mg 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
Halotil 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Halotil 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Halotil 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Halotil 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Halotil 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Halotil 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Halotil Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Halotil 10mg Tablet, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Halotil Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Escitalopram

Halotil works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.
Q. Can I take Halotil with coffee?
There is usually no significant effect of taking coffee with Halotil but a very high quantity of consumption of coffee may cause restlessness and anxiety.
No. Halotil is not addictive. Its abrupt discontinuation may cause some withdrawal symptoms. But still is not addictive as there is no drug-seeking behaviour and it has no abuse liability.
Halotil increases the activity of serotonin a chemical which is also involved in the vomiting process so makes the person nauseating.
Tiredness is usually associated with depression. Halotil can alter the sleep quality and can make the person feel tired most of the time.
Halotil is not approved for the treatment of a migraine. It is used in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorder, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Halotil should not be used for the treatment of bipolar disorder as it can aggravate the problem. Only in few cases, it can be used that too with caution with other drugs if depression is the more persistent feature of person's bipolar illness. But the person should be very regular with drugs prescribed for the mania part also called mood stabilisers.
There are some case reports of hair loss with the use of Halotil. It is very infrequent and it usually stops after the discontinuation of the drug. It can be very distressing for a person, especially for the females. So a person should tell his doctor if he is having hair loss with the use of Halotil.
Halotil may itself cause sleep disorders. So it is not recommended for the sleep problem.
Halotil can be used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there are better alternatives available, in case they don't work then Halotil can be used. Although it is prescribed in a higher dose and for longer duration in case of OCD in comparison to depression.
Q. Which is better medication, Halotil or sertraline?
Halotil is the safest drug in its class. Sertraline can be used in case Halotil doesn't work for depression. However, setraline can be preferred in case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Q. Which is better medication, Halotil or citalopram?
Halotil is more effective than citalopram for major depression. Although some studies have shown that there is no difference among two in case of effectiveness but some recent studies have shown Halotil to be superior to citalopram for major depression.
Q. Can I take Halotil with diphenhydramine?
It is better to avoid diphenhydramine with Halotil. Diphenhydramine can aggravate side effects of Halotil and can cause dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating.
Q. Can I take Halotil with aspirin?
It is usually avoided as it can increase the chances of bleeding.
Q. Can I take Halotil with Ibuprofen?
No. Combined these two drugs may increase the chances of bleeding especially in persons already on a blood thinner. Nasal bleeding is usually the first symptom.
Q. Can I take Halotil with methylphenidate?
It is better to avoid methylphenidate with Halotil. Because methylphenidate can increase the blood levels of Halotil and its effects and rarely can cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome with symptoms like anxiety, restlessness, extreme changes in heart rate and blood pressure, blurred vision, incoordination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.
Q. Can Halotil be given with lisdexamfetamine?
It is better to avoid this combined therapy of lisdexamfetamine with Halotil, it leads to increased anxiety, restlessness and sometimes serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome includes vomiting, diarrhoea, extreme changes in blood pressure and even seizure may occur. It can be life-threatening.
Q. Can I take Halotil with alprazolam?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Halotil with clonazepam?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can Halotil be used with hydrocodone?
It is better to avoid the combination, it can lead to increased dizziness, confusion and difficulty in concentrating. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Halotil with dextromethorphan?
You should not take Dextromethorphan with Halotil. It can lead to the seotonin syndrome. Before taking any medications with Halotil, your should consult with your doctor.
Q. Can I take Halotil and paracetamol?
Yes. There is no known interaction between Halotil and paracetamol.
Q. How does Halotil differ from fluoxetine?
Halotil and fluoxetin belongs to same class of medicine called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
Q. How doses Halotil differ from amitriptyline?
Halotil is a newer drug belongs to class selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) while amitryptiline is an older drug belonging to class tricyclic antidepressants (TCA). Both drugs are almost equally effective for treating depression but Halotil has much lesser side effects in comparison to amitryptiline and so preferred over amitryptiline for the treatment of depression.
Q. How does Halotil differ from imipramine?
Halotil is much safer than imipramine and is preferred in most of the conditions over imipramine. However, imipramine can be preferred in bed-wetting in children.
You may experience withdrawal symptoms which can be in the form flu like symptoms, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, nausea or sleep problems. These symptoms usually last for one to two weeks. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
You should consult your doctor before stopping the treatment. It would depend on the number and severity of depressive episodes.The dose should be tapered slowly to prevent intense withdrawal symptoms.
No. Halotil is not a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines decrease the anxiety and induce sleep. Halotil belongs to the class of selective sertonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It may cause insomnia and restlessness initially as the side effect which usually goes away with time.
No. Halotil is not a narcotic drug. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Halotil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Halotil with Selegiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Selegiline: Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin, Eldepryl
Halotil with Sibutramine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sibutramine: Reduce, MEDISLIM (MERIDIAN), Sintrim, Sibutrex, Sibutrim, Sibuslim, Deobese, Keep Fit, Sibunet
Halotil with Moclobemide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Moclobemide: Trima, Rimarex
Halotil with Rasagiline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Rasagiline: Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar, Rasagin
Halotil with Reboxetine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin, Reboot
Halotil with Terfenadine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terfenadine: Terfed, Trexyl, Daylert
Halotil with Tizanidine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tizanidine: Sirdalud, Tizalide, Ginox, Tizpa
Halotil with Galantamine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Galantamine: Galamer
Halotil with Cyclandelate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclandelate: Cevadil, Cyclospasmol
Halotil with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Halotil with Fenoverine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenoverine: Spasmopriv
Halotil with Darunavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Darunavir: Virem
Halotil with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip, Palicalm
Halotil with Glipizide
SERIOUS
Halotil with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium
Halotil with Eletriptan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Eletriptan: Elipran
Halotil with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion
Halotil with Celiprolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
Halotil with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Fortwin, Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine
Halotil with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Halotil with Oxazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxazepam: Zaxpam
Halotil with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Dionindon
Halotil with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Halotil with Amineptine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amineptine: Survector
Halotil with Camylofin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camylofin: Bigspas
Halotil with Oxyphenonium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Halotil with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hyoscine butylbromide: Hyocimax, Spaslin H, Biscotas, Xspas, Belloid, Hyoswift, Buscogast, Hyoscine Bromide, Hikin, Hyosil, Hylac, Hyopil
Halotil with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin, Fosolin, Neofost, Rapitoin
Halotil with Zuclopenthixol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Halotil with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
Halotil with Exenatide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Exenatide: Exapride
Halotil with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Halotil with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
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