Content Details
Written By
BDS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated on:
21 May 2019 | 01:59 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Pranil Forte Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Pranil Forte Tablet

Pranil Forte Tablet side effects

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

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

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.

Pranil Forte Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pranil Forte Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pranil Forte Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Pranil Forte Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Pranil Forte Tablet may impair your alertness or cause drowsiness or blurred vision, and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pranil Forte Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pranil Forte Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pranil Forte Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pranil Forte Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine.

What if you miss a dose of Pranil Forte Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pranil Forte 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pranil Forte with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycolith
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zosert
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vlx
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pranil Forte

arrow
depression and anxiety not sleeping
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Behavioral disturbance in children can be a result of a number of factors including genetic/ biological factors like ADHD, ODD, temperamental issues and/or environmental factors like stress and conflict at home/ school/ peer group etc. Children can't express themselves adequately and have more acting out manifestations like anger/ irritability/ eating problems/ bed wetting etc or other physical problems like stomachache without physical cause. A psychologist/ psychiatrist can evaluate the child and do necessary psychodiagnostics to analyse problem and offer help.
He has problem of night bed wetting. Please suggest homeopathy medicine.
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir for the time being you can give Equisetum Ruta 30, 04 drops in half cup water thrice daily for 15 days, but as this case needs supervision, discussion and examination you need to visit a homeopath so that he can discuss your case in detail, get some investigations, do examination and guide you accordingly,
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Pranil Forte Tablet?

FAQs

Q. Is Pranil Forte a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ tricyclic antidepressant/benzodiazepine?

Pranil Forte belongs to a class of medication called tricyclic antidepressants. It is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ benzodiazepine

Q. Is Pranil Forte addictive?

No, Pranil Forte is not addictive

Q. Is Pranil Forte sedative?

It had sedative effect, due to its antihistaminergic effect

Q. Is Pranil Forte good for anxiety?

Yes, Pranil Forte may be used for the treatment of anxiety (panic disorder).

Related Products

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
References
  1. Stahl SM, editor. Imipramine. In: Stahl's Essential Pschopharmacology: Prescriber's Guide. 5th ed. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press; 2014. pp. 307-12.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 697.
  3. Drugs.com. Imipramine. [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Chaves RG, Lamounier JA. Breastfeeding and maternal medications. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2004;80(5 Suppl):S189-S198. [Accessed 20 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 25 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
LINCOLN HOUSE, B/h. Satyam Complex, Science City Road, Sola, Ahmedabad – 380 062., Gujarat, India,
NOT FOR SALE
We do not facilitate sale of this product at present

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
+91
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are 100% genuine and all labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mg
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are 100% genuine.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.