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Octive 50 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Octive Tablet

Octive 50 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression, neuropathic pain, and anxiety disorder. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.

Octive 50 mg Tablet works by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating mood. It is taken by mouth with or without food and preferably at night. Take it at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent level of medicine in the blood. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should never skip any doses and finish full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. Remember to take this medicine as advised by doctor only as it can be extremely dangerous in overdose.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes dryness in mouth, blurred vision, and increased heart rate. Initially, this medicine may cause sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Uses of Octive Tablet

Octive Tablet side effects

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

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

How Octive Tablet works

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

Octive Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Octive 50 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Octive 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
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Octive 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Octive 50 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Octive 50 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, some studies suggest a cautious use of this medicine in patients with kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Octive 50 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Octive Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Octive 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.

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Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Octive

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I have hyperacidity pitta gas due to which i have high blood pressure and anxiety disorder some time whwn there is no gas my bp comes normal doctor has given me telpress ct 40 how can the bp come in control and all report are normalMy bp was 160/100
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice with water before meal, kaam dudha ras 1 tab twice, brahmi vati 2 tablet twice with water
sir if i mastribute 2 times per day i got nervou and muscle tightness sleepinessand eyes was paining (litle bit) and i have anxiety disorder using tabs from 20 days
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
1.stop smoking and alcohol 2.join a gym and reduce weight. Do weight lifting exercises. 3.tablet sildenafil or viagra 1 tablet 1 hour before sexual activity. 4.Get tested so that u don?t have any of the following causes: 1.heart diseases 2. diabetes 3.neurological problems 4.hormonal problems 5.drug side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Octive a sedative?

No. Octive is an antidepressant (TCA) that is used to treat depression, nerve pain, and anxiety disorder. It can cause drowsiness or sedation as a side effect. Therefore caution is advised when driving or operating dangerous machinery and even when getting out of bed at night.

Q. Is Octive a muscle relaxant?

No. Octive is not a muscle relaxant. It is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) used in the treatment of depression, nerve pain, and anxiety disorder.

Q. What is the difference between Octive and amitriptyline?

Octive is chemically related to Amitriptyline and both are tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) medicine. There is overlap in pharmacological property of this medicine.

Q. Is Octive the same as doxepin?

Octive and doxepin are different medicines but belong to the similar chemical class. Doxepin, at low doses, can improve sleep in patients with insomnia. It is also available in the topical form for use in various neuro-dermatitis syndrome, especially itching.

Q. How to stop Octive?

If your doctor asks you to stop Octive, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly. Sudden discontinuation may cause aggression, anxiety, blurred vision, concentration impairment, constipation and crying spell.

Q. Is Octive fatal?

Yes. Octive can be fatal (can cause death) in overdose. This is due to a life-threatening or dangerous side effect in overdose like hyperthermia, seizure, arrhythmia, tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension or sudden death. That's why it is generally not considered a first-line option for depression because of side effect profile.

Q. Can Octive be used along with mirtazapine?

It is better to avoid Octive with mirtazapine. Mirtazapine, which is used in the treatment of depression, can potentiate the sedative effects of Octive.

Q. Can Octive be used with citalopram?

No. Citalopram and Octive both are the antidepressant. Citalopram may increase the high blood level of Octive. This may lead to a life-threatening or dangerous side effect of hyperthermia, seizure, arrhythmia, tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension or sudden death.

Q. Can Octive be used with sertraline?

No. Sertraline and Octive both are the anti-depressant. Sertraline may increase the high blood level of Octive. This may lead to a life-threatening or dangerous side effect of hyperthermia, seizure, arrhythmia, tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension or sudden death.

Q. Can I take Octive with diazepam?

It is better to avoid this combination. Diazepam is a sedative drug and Octive may cause sedation as a side effect too. Taking both of them together can increase the drowsiness or sleepiness. Inform your doctor if you are taking diazepam.

Q. Can Octive be used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia?

No. Octive is not approved for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head.

Q. Can Octive be used in the treatment of burning mouth syndrome?

No. Octive is not approved for the treatment of burning mouth syndrome. Burning mouth syndrome is a painful condition of mouth that is burning, scalding, tingling or feeling of numbness that may occur every day for months or longer.

Q. Can I take Octive for depression?

Yes. Octive is indicated for the treatment of depression. It has a potential advantage in the patient with depression if associated with insomnia and anxiety. It is generally not considered a first-line option for depression because of side effect profile but very useful for severe or treatment-resistant depression.

Q. Can Octive used to treat IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?

No. Octive is not approved for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterised by chronic or recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort associated with altered bowel habits.

Q. Can Octive be used to treat insomnia with depression?

Yes. Octive may be used for the treatment of insomnia (too much arousal both at night and during the day) associated with depression. Because it can cause drowsiness or sedation as side effects, it is effective in treating insomnia associated with depression.

Q. Can I use Octive for fibromyalgia?

Yes. Octive is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome with tenderness but no structural pathology in muscles, ligamanets or joints.

Q. Can I use Octive for nerve pain?

Yes. Octive is indicated for the treatment of nerve pain/neuropathic pain. Chronic pain/Neuropathic pain is described as pain that arises from damage to, or dysfunction of, any part of peripheral or central nervous system. It is associated with the disease which can affect nerves like diabetes mellitus or herpes infections.

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