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Kamipox 50mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Kamipox 50mg Tablet is a prescription medicine which belongs to a class of drugs known as tricyclic antidepressants. It is used in the treatment of depression. It helps to enhance and brighten up the mood.

Kamipox 50mg 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. 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 may be modified or gradually decreased before stopping the medication. This medicine usually shows a quick response and provides fast relief from 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 blood pressure, especially when you change positions. 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. To lower the chances of dizziness, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. 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 associated with this medicine 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 or any other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. This medicine is not addictive, but you can experience additional 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

Benefits of Kamipox Tablet

In Depression

Kamipox 50mg Tablet is thought to work by affecting the balance of certain chemicals (such as serotonin) in the brain. It helps improve mood and feelings of wellbeing, relieve anxiety and tension, help you sleep better, and increase your energy level. It is an effective antidepressant but may cause drowsiness. You need to take it regularly as it is prescribed for it to be most effective and should not stop taking it suddenly.

Side effects of Kamipox Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Kamipox

  • Increased heart rate
  • Blurred vision
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Parkinsonism
  • Weight gain
  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions)
  • 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 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Kamipox Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Kamipox 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kamipox 50mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kamipox 50mg 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 50mg 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 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Kamipox 50mg 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 50mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Kamipox Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Kamipox 50mg 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.

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Quick Tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzoxepin Derivative
Habit Forming
No

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
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FAQs

Q. What is Kamipox used for?

Kamipox is a medicine used to treat depression. It restores the balance of certain chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain that are responsible for depression along with anxiety or agitation. This helps to elevate the mood and enhances the behavior by creating a feeling of well being.

Q. What are the side effects of Kamipox?

The common side effects of Kamipox are an increased heart rate, orthostatic hypotension (sudden decrease in blood pressure on standing), dryness in mouth, abnormality of voluntary movements, weight gain, difficulty in urination and constipation. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects worry you. The doctor will suggest ways to manage or prevent them.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking Kamipox?

No, you should not stop taking Kamipox without discussing it with your doctor even if you feel better. This is because if you stop taking it suddenly, your depression may come back and your symptoms may worsen. Your doctor will decide for how long you need to continue this medicine. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects bother you. If you have completed your course of treatment, your doctor may decrease your dose gradually before taking you off this medicine.

Q. Is there anything I need to be careful about while on therapy with Kamipox?

Kamipox may cause drowsiness and dizziness, especially in the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or work with tools or machinery if your alertness is affected. It is not advisable to drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it might worsen the drowsiness. Let your doctor know if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys and if you are on any medicines or supplements. This is because medicines may have interactions with each other and cause allergic reactions that can sometimes be serious. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Does Kamipox cause any effect on pregnancy or the newborn?

Do not take Kamipox during pregnancy unless prescribed by the doctor. If you take this medicine during the last trimester of the pregnancy, the newborn may develop symptoms such as irritability or loud crying, rigidity (stiffness of limbs), irregular body movements, irregular breathing, poor feeding, difficulty in urinating or passing stools.

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