food interaction for PRANIL FORTE tablet

alcohol interaction for PRANIL FORTE tablet

pregnancy interaction for PRANIL FORTE tablet

lactation interaction for PRANIL FORTE tablet

medicine interaction for PRANIL FORTE tablet

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pranil forte tablet at a fixed time.
Pranil forte tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Pranil forte 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PRANIL FORTE NA tablet

    Imipramine(NA)

    Pranil forte tablet uses

    Pranil forte tablet 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.

    How pranil forte tablet works

    Pranil forte tablet increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

    Common side effects of pranil forte tablet

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

    SUBSTITUTES FOR PRANIL FORTE tablet

    No substitutes found

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    Expert advice FOR PRANIL FORTE 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 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR PRANIL FORTE NA tablet

    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
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    Q. Is imipramine good for anxiety?
    Yes, imipramine may be used for the treatment of anxiety (panic disorder).

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)