Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Petril Tablet MD

Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Petril Tablet MD side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Petril Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Petril Tablet MD works

Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Petril Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Petril-MD 0.5 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
Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Petril Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Petril-MD 0.5 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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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Petril-MD 0.5 Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Petril with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Petril

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I have been going through General anxiety disorder for more than a year now. I am consulting this Doctor from AIIMS and he has prescribed me the following drugs. S Celepra 5 and Petril 0.25. I want to know what all precautions I need to take with these meds. I also experience panic attacks too often. He has asked me to use petril as SOS too but it doesnt seem to help anymore. I am really going into depression because of my condition. Its not getting any better. Also I dont blame my doctor because I dicontinue and then continue my meds all the time. Please suggest me what should I do to get fine ASAP. Thanks !
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
The pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders lies largely on SSRIs, in this case on escitalopram but the dose has to be optimised according to response and medication needs to be taken regularly. Too much reliance on sos Medicines eventually leads to in effectiveness of the drug. Please see your doctor to optimise the dose of S Celepra.
Sir, my doctor had prescribed me pexti cr 12 .5 for my anxiety disorder. I had taken this medicine for 4 months and now my stopped this medication. After stopping it i feel moderately nauseated. My question is how long it will take to feel normal again?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
another month, take Ondem 4mg once daily in mornig
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Petril while taking a dietary supplement?

It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Petril is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.

Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Petril?

Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.

Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Petril?

Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Petril) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.

Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Petril?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Petril?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can Petril affect my sex drive?

There are few reports but it is not so common. Petril does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.

Q. Is Petril a narcotic?

No. Petril is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Is Petril muscle relaxant?

Petril is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.

Q. Can I take vitamin B along with Petril?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Petril.

Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Petril?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Petril.

Q. Can I take Petril while I am on hepatitis C treatment?

The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.

Q. Can Petril cause euphoria?

No. Petril does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.

Q. Can Petril get you high?

Petril does not make you feel high.

Q. Can Petril be replaced with paroxetine?

No. both are different medication. Petril is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication

Q. Can Petril cause rash?

Petril is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.

Q. Is Petril the best choice for restless legs syndrome?

There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Petril is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.

Q. How is bupropion different than Petril?

Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Petril is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.

Q. Can I take Petril along with zolpidem?

No. You should avoid taking these two medications together. They both induce sleep and taking them together can lead to increased sleepiness, decreased concentration, ataxia and abnormal co-ordination.

Q. Which medication is better, Petril or clobazam?

Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Petril as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Petril needs a dose escalation.

Q. Can I take Petril along with fluoxetine?

You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.

Q. Can I take Petril while I am also taking antibiotics?

It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.

Q. Can I take Petril along with escitalopram?

You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.

Q. Which medication is better, Petril or nitrazepam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can I take Petril along with paracetamol?

Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Petril. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.

Q. Which is stronger Petril or oxazepam?

We could not find any direct studies comparing Petril with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.

Q. Which medication is better Petril or etizolam?

Etizolam is a short acting drug and its structure is a bit different from the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Both are used in inducing sleep and relieving anxiety however it depends.

Q. When does Petril expire?

The expiry date of Petril is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.

Q. How does Petril affect the brain?

Petril works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Q. Can I take Petril along with coffee?

Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Petril.

Q. What is the difference between Petril and zopiclone?

Petril is an anti-siezure, antianxiety medication. Zopiclone is a sedating drug from different class and it is only used for inducing sleep

Q. What is the difference between Petril and olanzapine?

Petril is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.

Q. Can Petril cause low blood pressure?

Petril is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.

Q. Can I use Petril for sciatica?

No. Petril is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can tremors be treated with Petril?

Petril is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Petril is effective

Q. Can I use Petril for nausea?

No. Petril is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Petril for a headache?

No. Petril is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Petril for vertigo?

No. Petril is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.

Q. Can insomnia be treated with Petril?

Yes. Though Petril is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Petril is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.

Q. Can I use Petril for depression?

No. Petril is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.

Q. Can I use Petril in pain management?

No. Petril is not a medication for management of pain disorders. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating pain. Few studies have failed to prove the effectiveness of Petril in pain management.

Q. What is the good time to take Petril?

It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
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