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Obzin 50 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Obzin Tablet

Obzin Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Diarrhea
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach upset

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

How Obzin Tablet works

Obzin 50 mg 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.

Obzin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Obzin 50 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Obzin 50 mg 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
Obzin 50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Obzin 50 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Obzin 50 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Obzin 50 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease as you may be given a smaller dose initially and then increased slowly as required.
Liver
CAUTION
Obzin 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Obzin 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Obzin 50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Obzin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Obzin 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.
Obzin 50 mg Tablet
₹3.73/Tablet
Serta 50 Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹9.25/Tablet
148% costlier
Serlift 50 Tablet
Strides shasun Ltd
₹7.87/Tablet
111% costlier
₹9.65/Tablet
159% costlier
Zotral 50 Tablet
Micro Labs Ltd
₹8.2/Tablet
120% costlier
Serenata 50 Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹7.69/Tablet
106% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Obzin 50 mg Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and panic disorders.
  • It is one of the more effective and better tolerated antidepressant medication.
  • It causes less sleepiness than other antidepressants.
  • It has been proven safe for depressed patients with recent myocardial infarction or angina.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Obzin 50 mg Tablet affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Obzin 50 mg Tablet is very less.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Obzin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): DLX, Dutron, Dulok
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Obzin

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Meself is under medication for OCD, anxiety disorder from last four years i want know latest treatment option available, i also have problem iinsomnia and unable sleep with medications in last years my weight has increased from 70 to 100 kg myself is unable to keep my mind thinking jobless and always in doubt that someone doing or planning to keep myself underpressure or in fear of having jobless in future sometimes i become angry on family members i have chewing toboacco from 20 yearsPlease provide genuine response so that i able to get well soon i am really ged by taking medications since last four years
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life.
Sir I am ocd patient and on medication for 2 years. Medication has reduced my symptoms upto 70%. I take 25mg paroxetine twice daily and 100mg quetiapine thrice daily. Sir please tell me how long I should continue medication and how to lower dose to discontinuation. I will be much greatful to you.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. It's a neurochemical disturbance in brain and worsens due to stressful environment. OCD is typically treated with medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two. Treatment duration depends upon the intensity and frequency of episodes and may be needed throughout life.
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FAQs

Q. Is Obzin addictive?

Obzin is not addictive. However, sudden discontinuation or decrease in dose of Obzin may cause effects like dizziness, numbness, sleep disturbances, agitation or anxiety, headaches, nausea, vomiting and shaking. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use and discontinuation

Q. Is Obzin a mono amine oxidase inhibitor/steroid?

No, Obzin belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which alter the levels of a chemical called serotonin in the brain and help improve depression

Q. Is Obzin safe?

Obzin is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Obzin cause insomnia/hair loss/ weight gain or loss/acne/sick feeling?

Insomnia, headache, weight gain or weight loss and sick feeling are side effects reported with the use of Obzin. However acne has not been reported. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects

Q. Can I take Obzin for anxiety?

Obzin is used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder. But, consult your doctor regarding the use of Obzin for your anxiety complaints

Q. Is Obzin a stimulant?

No, Obzin belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants. It does not stimulate the brain, but improves depression by increasing the levels of a chemical called serotonin in the brain

Q. Can I take sertraline with diazepam/ Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)/ alcohol/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ mirtazapine/ amoxicillin/ Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine)/ Co codamol (paracetamol and codeine)/ ibuprofen?

With tramadol there is an increased risk of hypertension, amitriptyline may possibly change the blood levels of fluoxetine, and alcohol may alter the effect of fluoxetine. No clinically observed drug interaction has been reported with diazepam, Co codamol, Nyquil, ibuprofen and mirtazapine. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly

Q. How long can I take Obzin/ Can I take Obzin forever?

It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor

Q. Does Obzin expire?

Yes, like all drugs, Obzin has an expiry date. Please refer to the package insert or the information on the tablet strip to find out when your medicine expires.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
212, Choudhary Dilip Singh Bhawan, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, India , Pin Code - 110049
MRP
37.33
10 tablets in 1 strip
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