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Rexipra 10 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Rexipra Tablet

Rexipra 10 Tablet is an anti-depressant medicine which effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. It is one of the most well-tolerated antidepressant. It can take 2-3 weeks for Rexipra 10 Tablet to start working.This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by the doctor and should not be stopped abruptly.

Uses of Rexipra Tablet

Rexipra Tablet side effects

Common
  • Low sexual desire
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stomach upset

How to use Rexipra 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. Rexipra 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rexipra Tablet works

Rexipra 10 Tablet is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain. This improves mood and physical symptoms in depression and relieves symptoms of panic and obsessive disorders.

Rexipra Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Rexipra 10 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rexipra 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rexipra 10 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Rexipra 10 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rexipra 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rexipra 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rexipra 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rexipra 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Rexipra Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rexipra 10 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

  • It is one of the most well-tolerated antidepressant.
  • Rexipra 10 Tablet effectively treats a variety of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for Rexipra 10 Tablet to start working.
  • It has a lower chance of causing sexual dysfunction than other similar medications.
  • Take it in the morning since it can keep you awake if taken late at night.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Rexipra 10 Tablet is very less.
  • Rexipra 10 Tablet is when taken in combination with other drugs leads to Serotonin syndrome. Avoid serotonergic drugs like triptans, lithium, and tramadol.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rexipra 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 Rexipra

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Doctor prescribed 1 tab Librax in morning and 1 tab Rexipra 10 mg at night Is it safe. Is it habbit forming?I am diagnosed IBS and depression.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Rexipra is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant. It's safe and non addictive. Chlordiazepoxide has an addictive potential.
I m taking rexipra 5 Twice a day. Is not it bad for health?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Whether a medicine will have a side effect or not depends on how the individual body reacts to it. It requires proper follow up with the prescribing doctor. Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Rexipra to work?

Usually, it will take about 2-4 weeks before you start feeling better, but do not stop taking Rexipra without consulting your doctor. Full benefits may take a little longer. Talk to your doctor if taking the medicine does not make you feel better or you feel worse even after taking the medicine.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Rexipra?

The most common side effects of Rexipra are headache and nausea. Other common side effects include blocked or runny nose, decreased or increased appetite, anxiety, restlessness, and abnormal dreams. You may also experience sleepiness or difficulty falling asleep, dizziness, yawning, tremors, tingling diarrhea, or constipation. Other side effects of Rexipra may be vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, fatigue, fever, increase in weight, and pain in muscles and joints. Using this medicine may even cause delayed ejaculation, problems with erection, decreased sexual drive and women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm.

Q. What is Rexipra used for?

Rexipra is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as social phobia, anxiety disorder, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Q. Is Rexipra dangerous?

The use of Rexipra in children, adolescents and young adults may increase their risk of experiencing suicidal tendencies. You should always discuss the risks and benefits of taking Rexipra with your doctor before taking it. Remember that children younger than 12 years of age should not be given Rexipra.

Q. Is Rexipra better taken at night or in the morning?

It is usually recommended to take Rexipra once a day either in the morning or in the evening. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer taking it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.

Q. Can I stop taking Rexipra on my own?

Rexipra should not be stopped abruptly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Though the withdrawal symptoms are usually mild and disappear within 2 weeks, it is not recommended to stop it without consulting your doctor. You should rather consult your doctor who will reduce the dose gradually.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms one may experience?

The withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, sleep disturbances like vivid dreams, nightmares and inability to sleep, anxiety, and headaches. You may also get burning sensations, electric shock sensations, and feelings like pins and needles. Withdrawal symptoms may also include nausea, sweating including night sweats, restlessness or agitation, tremors, confusion, irritability, diarrhea, visual disturbances, and palpitations.

Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Rexipra?

If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Rexipra, seek immediate medical attention in a nearby hospital or call your doctor immediately. The symptoms of overdose dizziness, tremor, agitation, convulsion, coma, nausea, and vomiting. You may also experience change in heart rhythm, decreased blood pressure and change in body fluid/salt balance.

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