Polytab Tablet

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety, Depression, Parkinson's disease
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Polytab Tablet

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Uses of Chlordiazepoxide

Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.
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Side effects of Chlordiazepoxide

Common

Sleepiness, Slurred speech, Memory impairment, Fatigue, Uncoordinated body movements, Irritability, Dry mouth, Headache, Constipation, Dizziness, Depression.

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How to use Chlordiazepoxide

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. Avoid Polytab Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Polytab Tablet works

Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
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Uses of Imipramine

Imipramine is used in the treatment of depression and bed-wetting.
It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
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Side effects of Imipramine

Common

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

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How to use Imipramine

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. Avoid Polytab Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Polytab Tablet works

Imipramine increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.
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Uses of Trihexyphenidyl

Trihexyphenidyl is used in Parkinson's disease and drug induced abnormal movements.
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Side effects of Trihexyphenidyl

Common

Dry mouth, Nausea, Vomiting, Constipation, Blurred vision.

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How to use Trihexyphenidyl

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. Avoid Polytab Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Polytab Tablet works

Trihexyphenidyl is a muscle relaxing medication. It works by decreasing the activity of excess acetylcholine in the brain. This improves muscle control and reduces stiffness. It helps patients with Parkinson's disease by improving muscle control and reducing stiffness so that they can move more naturally. It is also used to treat movement disorder (restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasm ) which can be caused by certain drugs.
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Uses of Trifluoperazine

Trifluoperazine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
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Side effects of Trifluoperazine

Common

Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Sleepiness, Dry mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism, Weight gain, Akathisia, Dystonia, Constipation.

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How to use Trifluoperazine

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. Avoid Polytab Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Polytab Tablet works

Trifluoperazine is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

In Depth Information on Polytab Tablet

Expert advice for Chlordiazepoxide

  • If you are taking Chlordiazepoxide 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 Chlordiazepoxide, 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 Chlordiazepoxide is very high.

Expert advice for Imipramine

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Imipramine 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 Imipramine, 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 Imipramine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Imipramine is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.

Expert advice for Trihexyphenidyl

  • It may be taken before or after meals.
  • If Trihexyphenidyl causes your mouth to dry excessively, it may be better to take it before meals, unless it causes nausea. If taken after meals, thirst can be improved by sucking hard sugarless candy, chewing gum, or drinking water.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines to treat glaucoma.
  • Trihexyphenidyl can cause blurred vision or dizziness. Do not drive and or operate machinery if you get blurred vision or dizziness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have trouble in passing urine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Expert advice for Trifluoperazine

  • Inform your doctor before taking trifluoperazine if you or anyone from your family is suffering from any heart/blood-vessel disease or have a history of problems with blood clotting, or if you suffer from Parkinson’s disease (nervous system disorder characterized by tremors, rigidity and difficulty in movements), epilepsy (fits), glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye), Myasthenia gravis (abnormal weakness of muscles), loss of cognitive or memory function or changes in body temperature.
  • Take precautions while using trifluoperazine if you are at risk for getting a stroke (paralysis) because of heart disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol.
  • Do not drive vehicle or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may make you feel dizzy.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking trifluoperazine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before taking trifluoperazine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for Polytab Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Polytab Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Polytab 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Polytab Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. L
imited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Polytab Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
As Polytab Tablet may impair your alertness or cause drowsiness or blurred vision, and this may affect your ability to drive.
Polytab Tablet can cause blurring of vision, dizziness, mild nausea, and mental confusion in some cases. This may affect your ability to drive.
Polytab Tablet make u feel dizzy, drowsy or can cause blurred vision. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Polytab Tablet should be used with caution in patients with
kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Polytab Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Polytab Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Polytab Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Polytab Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Chlordiazepoxide

Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide work and what does Chlordiazepoxide treat?
Chlordiazepoxide is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?
Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase
Q. Is Chlordiazepoxide a benzodiazepine?
Chlordiazepoxide belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines
Q. Is Chlordiazepoxide addictive?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence
Q. Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?
No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines
Q. Is Chlordiazepoxide stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as Chlordiazepoxide called benzodiazepines. Chlordiazepoxide used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?
Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide make you sleepy?
Yes, Chlordiazepoxide may make you sleepy
Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide cause weight gain/constipation?
Chlordiazepoxide is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation
Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide get you high?
Chlordiazepoxide does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high
Q. Does Chlordiazepoxide expire?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.
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Frequently asked questions for Imipramine

Q. Is Imipramine a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ tricyclic antidepressant/benzodiazepine?
Imipramine belongs to a class of medication called tricyclic antidepressants. It is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ benzodiazepine
Q. Is Imipramine addictive?
No, Imipramine is not addictive
Q. Is Imipramine sedative?
It had sedative effect, due to its antihistaminergic effect
Q. Is Imipramine good for anxiety?
Yes, Imipramine may be used for the treatment of anxiety (panic disorder).
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Frequently asked questions for Trihexyphenidyl

Q. What is Trihexyphenidyl used for?
Trihexyphenidyl is used in the management of Parkinson's disease as an add-on medicine along with other medicines. It helps by improving muscle control and reducing the stiffness of the muscle so that they can move naturally. Trihexyphenidyl can also be used to treat movement disorders (extreme restlessness, involuntary movements or muscle spasms) which can be caused by certain drugs.
Q. How does Trihexyphenidyl work?
Trihexyphenidyl works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger known as acetylcholine on the nerves of the smooth muscles; thereby, reducing the muscle spasm (involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles), tremor (uncontrolled shaking) and excessive salivation associated with Parkinson's disease.
Q. Is Trihexyphenidyl a narcotic substance?
No, Trihexyphenidyl is not a narcotic substance. Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic(muscle relaxing) medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.
Q. Is Trihexyphenidyl a MAO inhibitor?
No, Trihexyphenidyl is not a MAO inhibitor. Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) drug and belongs to a group of medicines known as anticholinergics.
Q. Is Trihexyphenidyl safe?
Trihexyphenidyl is a safe medicine if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Trihexyphenidyl a controlled substance?
No, Trihexyphenidyl is not classified as a controlled substance. However, the possibility of abuse should be borne in mind due to its stimulant and euphoriant properties.
Q. What is Trihexyphenidyl?
Trihexyphenidyl is an antispasmodic (muscle relaxing) drug and belongs to a group of drugs known as 'anticholinergics'.
Q. Does Trihexyphenidyl get you high?
Trihexyphenidyl has been reported to get you a high. Please use this drug only for prescribed duration in doses as recommended by your doctor.
Q. Does Trihexyphenidyl cause weight gain?
Trihexyphenidyl has not been seen to cause weight gain. However, weight loss has been reported with Trihexyphenidyl in children. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an unexpected change in your weight while you are taking Trihexyphenidyl.
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