Othipen 75mg Tablet

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Composition for Othipen 75mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Depression, Neuropathic pain (Pain due to damage of nerves), Anxiety disorder
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Medicine Overview of Othipen Tablet

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Uses of Othipen Tablet

Othipen 75mg Tablet is 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.
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Side effects of Othipen Tablet

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Dry mouth, Blurred vision, Sleepiness, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Weight gain, Difficulty in urination, Constipation.

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How to use Othipen 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Othipen 75mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Othipen Tablet works

Othipen 75mg tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

In Depth Information on Othipen Tablet

Expert advice for Othipen Tablet

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Othipen to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Othipen, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Othipen, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Othipen is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Othipen 75mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Othipen 75mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Othipen 75mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Othipen 75mg Tablet alters the abili
ty to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Othipen 75mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

However, caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Linowin 2mg Injection, Mezolam 7.5mg Injection, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection, Benadryl Dr Dry Cough Active Relief Syrup

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Dosulepin / Dothiepin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Othipen 75mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Dosulepin / Dothiepin

No. Othipen 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.
No. Othipen 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 Othipen and amitriptyline?
Othipen is chemically related to Amitriptyline and both are tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) medicine. There is overlap in pharmacological property of this medicine.
Q. Is Othipen the same as doxepin?
Othipen 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.
If your doctor asks you to stop Othipen, 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.
Yes. Othipen 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 Othipen be used along with mirtazapine?
It is better to avoid Othipen with mirtazapine. Mirtazapine, which is used in the treatment of depression, can potentiate the sedative effects of Othipen.
Q. Can Othipen be used with citalopram?
No. Citalopram and Othipen both are the antidepressant. Citalopram may increase the high blood level of Othipen. This may lead to a life-threatening or dangerous side effect of hyperthermia, seizure, arrhythmia, tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension or sudden death.
Q. Can Othipen be used with sertraline?
No. Sertraline and Othipen both are the anti-depressant. Sertraline may increase the high blood level of Othipen. 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 Othipen with diazepam?
It is better to avoid this combination. Diazepam is a sedative drug and Othipen 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.
No. Othipen 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.
No. Othipen 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.
Yes. Othipen 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.
No. Othipen 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.
Yes. Othipen 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.
Yes. Othipen is not approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome with tenderness but no structural pathology in muscles, ligamanets or joints.
Yes. Othipen 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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