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Madam 10mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Madam 10mg Tablet is a type of antidepressant belonging to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group of medicines. It is prescribed to treat depression, where it helps to make you feel better and prevent new episodes of depression. This medicine is also used to treat panic disorder.

Madam 10mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. Your doctor may start you on a lower dose and increase it gradually. Do not change the dose or stop taking it without talking to your doctor, even if you feel well. Doing so may make your condition worse or you may suffer from unpleasant withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, restlessness, palpitations, dizziness, sleep disturbances, etc).

To get the most benefit, take this medicine regularly at the same time each day. Your doctor may advise you to take it in the morning if you have trouble sleeping. It may take a few weeks before you start feeling better. Let your doctor know if you do not see any improvement even after 4 weeks.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dry mouth, increased sweating, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), decreased sexual drive, delayed ejaculation, and erectile dysfunction. Some people may experience sleepiness after taking this medicine. Let your doctor know straight away if you develop any sudden worsening of mood or any thoughts about harming yourself.

Before taking Madam 10mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor if you have epilepsy (seizure disorder or fits), diabetes, liver or kidney disease, any heart problems, or are currently taking medicines for depression known as MAO inhibitors. These may affect your treatment. Please tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe.

Uses of Madam Tablet

Benefits of Madam Tablet

In Depression

Madam 10mg Tablet works by increasing the level of a chemical called serotonin in the brain. This improves your mood, relieves anxiety, tension, and helps you sleep better. It has fewer side effects than older antidepressants. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for this medicine to work so you need to keep taking it even if you feel it is not working. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel better unless your doctor advises you to.

In Panic disorder

Madam 10mg Tablet can help relieve symptoms of many panic disorders including panic attacks. It can help you feel calmer and improve your ability to deal with problems. Do not stop taking it, even when you feel better, unless your doctor advises you to.

Side effects of Madam 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 Madam

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Low sexual desire
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting

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

How Madam Tablet works

Madam 10mg Tablet is one of a group of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. It is thought to be work by enhancing the level of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters called serotonin in the brain. This may help you to improve your energy level and feelings of well-being.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Madam 10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Madam 10mg 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
Madam 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Babies should be monitored for behavioral side effects such as sleepiness or fussiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Madam 10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Madam 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Madam 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Madam 10mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Madam 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Madam 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Madam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Madam 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.

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Quick Tips

  • It can take up to 8 to 12 weeks to see the medicine full effects on your mood.
  • Take it with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • It causes less drowsiness as compared to other antidepressant medications.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Madam 10mg Tablet affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience decreased sex drive or difficulty having an orgasm.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylbutylamine Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. What is Madam used for? How does it work?

Madam belongs to a class of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Madam is used to treat depression and panic disorder. It helps to improve your energy levels and elevates your mood. This medication works by restoring the balance of a chemical substance (serotonin) in the brain which helps to relieve depression and symptoms of panic disorder such as excessive fear, sweating, rapid heart rate, trembling or shaking, shortness of breath, chills etc.

Q. Does Madam make you gain weight?

Weight changes may be seen while using Madam, so monitor your weight closely. Madam belongs to a class of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Although SSRIs are associated with weight loss at first, long-term use of SSRIs may cause an increase in the weight. Long-term use is considered when the treatment lasts longer than six months. If these weight changes bother you, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can you drink alcohol while taking Madam?

No, it is advised not to take alcohol while taking Madam. Madam can cause sleepiness or may affect your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly. And taking alcohol with this medicine will only worsen these side effects. Therefore, you must avoid alcohol if you are on Madam.

Q. Can Madam cause abnormal heartbeat or arrhythmia?

Yes, Madam has been found to cause prolongation of the QT interval (a type of ECG abnormality) that can lead to arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat or heart rhythm), which can be dangerous. However, this is very rare according to scientific research reports. Moreover, abnormalities in electrolyte levels (such as potassium and magnesium) may also increase the risk of abnormalities in the heartbeat of people suffering from heart problems. Such people must have an ECG review, before as well as during treatment with Madam. However, the final decision will be only made by your doctor, after analyzing your health condition and considering all possible risks and benefits of this medicine.

Q. What are the side effects of Madam?

The most common side effects of Madam are low sexual desire, vomiting, insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), anorgasmia (decreased orgasm), nausea, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, stomach upset, and restlessness. Please consult your doctor if these do not resolve or worry you. Your doctor will suggest ways to prevent or treat these side effects.

Q. Is it better to take Madam in the morning or at night?

It is usually recommended to take Madam once a day in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer taking it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.

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