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Kamipox 50 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Kamipox Tablet

Kamipox 50 mg Tablet is a dibenzoxazepine antidepressant. It is used to treat depression. It is also effective in treating depression that is unresponsive to alternative treatment. It also helps to enhance and brighten up the mood.

Kamipox 50 mg Tablet is normally taken before bedtime because it can make you feel sleepy. It can be taken with or without food, but you should take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. If you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any dose and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medication must not be stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor. Your dose will need to be gradually decreased when the doctor decides to stop it. This medicine usually shows a faster action on the symptoms.

The most common side effects of this medicine include increased heart rate, blurred vision, dryness in the mouth, and constipation. Initially, this medicine may also cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may even cause dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may also lead to weight gain in some people. Most of the common side effects tend to be mild. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing side effects if they bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects are rare.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. This medicine is not addictive, but you can get extra side effects (withdrawal symptoms) if you stop taking it suddenly. If you notice any sudden mood change or get suicidal or self-harm thoughts, you must consult the doctor without delay.

Uses of Kamipox Tablet

Kamipox Tablet side effects

Common
  • Increased heart rate
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Parkinsonism
  • Weight gain
  • Akathisia
  • Dystonia
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Constipation

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

How Kamipox Tablet works

Kamipox 50 mg Tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Kamipox Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Kamipox 50 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kamipox 50 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kamipox 50 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
Kamipox 50 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kamipox 50 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Kamipox 50 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Kamipox 50 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Kamipox Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Kamipox 50 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Kamipox 50 mg Tablet for treatment of depression.
  • It may have a faster onset of action as compared to some other antidepressant medications.
  • Drink plenty of fluids as it may cause dehydration and constipation.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Kamipox 50 mg Tablet can cause weight gain and increased appetite.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Kamipox 50 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes, unusual movements or develop suicidal thoughts.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Kamipox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vlx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Flotin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Kamipox

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Hello sir i have taking the tablet of depression from three month this desease come out from dengue now i have taking ventab 25 mg proponol 10 mg and clozepam . 50mg but when i get off it again i feel anxient and sad. I feel freqeunt in mind only when i miss one or two days dose. I wanted to know that we will i stop these medicine i also wanted to get pregnant but due to this tablets i miss this chance sir please help me when will i conceive because have no baby and wanted to plan for this
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
you have been diagnosed with depression as told by you. It is a treatable condition. your re already undergoing medical therapy and you consult your Doctor to add Psychotherapy but this decision has to be made by your treating doctor
Suggest anti depression tablet
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Firstly Depression patient need to be diagnosed in the clinic and based on that appropriate medication are prescribed
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FAQs

Q. What are the uses of Kamipox?

Kamipox is used for the treatment of depression

Q. How does Kamipox work?

It acts by increasing the amount of chemicals (norepinephrine and serotonin) that is required to maintain normal mental balance

Q. Does Kamipox cause weight gain?

Kamipox causes change in weight (increase or decrease).

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