Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Lodep Tablet

Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression.

Lodep Tablet side effects

Common
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Weight gain
  • Confusion
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Tiredness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Uncoordinated body movement
  • Depression
  • Memory impairement

How to use Lodep 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. Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lodep Tablet works

Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide which treat depression. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant which increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression. 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.

Lodep Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lodep Plus 12.5mg/5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lodep

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sir, my self im very depressing while comparing me to others& i dont talk to much bcoz i feel im not in level to talk with them & feel me about myself everyday about my negetativity.this type thinking stressess me very much how can i come from this type of stress?? i feel this is b.coz my weight & height at the age of 21 im right sir??
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
If you let your confidence down, you will develop helplessness ehic leads to depression. Instead of worrying about your weight, take action. Seek professional help. If you feel unmotivated, meet a psychiatrist, its neither too early nor too late for professional advice.
Sir i m suffering from mindly disturbance last 8 days because i have fail in love . Now i dont get to sleep. Only 2-3 hrs sleeping please help me. Im in more depression
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Physiotherapist
Think one mantra ,,,,,duniya jaye bhad me ,,,,, if u don't you takes always on medicine plz ignore all your memories with your ex And deleted
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Lodep?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. Are there any important warnings associated with use of Lodep?
During the first few months of treatment, Lodep may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patients. Patients having mood or behavioral disorder have a high risk of developing suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any such behavior or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the scheduled follow-up appointments.
Q. Can I stop taking Lodep when my symptoms are relieved?
No, you should continue to take Lodep, even if you feel well. If you stop Lodep suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Consult your doctor if the symptoms are relieved, he might decrease your dose gradually.
Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Lodep?
There are reports which suggest that the use of Lodep can cause weight gain. If you maintain good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important to remember is that it is easier to prevent weight gain than losing increased weight.
Q. Can the use of Lodep cause sleepiness?
Yes, Lodep can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.
Q. Can the use of Lodep affect my sexual life?
The use of Lodep can affect the sexual life of both men and women. Most commonly caused problems are decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction (inability to develop or maintain erection during the sexual activity) and inability to reach orgasm. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and cause discomfort while having sex. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Lodep?
No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Lodep. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Lodep.
Q. Can the use of Lodep change the color of urine?
Yes, Lodep can the change the color of the urine to blue or green. This change of color is expected while using Lodep, and it is not harmful. Your urine color becomes normal once you stop taking Lodep.
Q. How long does Lodep take to work?
Everybody responds differently to the treatment. In general, it can take several weeks to feel the full benefits of Lodep, although some people will start to feel better sooner. When taking Lodep, it is important to give it time to work.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Aug 2018.
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