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Sensival 25 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Sensival 25 Tablet is known as a tricyclic antidepressant. It is used to treat depression and night time bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) by older children at different doses. Additionally, it may also be prescribed for neuropathic pain.

Sensival 25 Tablet works by increasing the level of chemical messengers in the brain that stabilizes and enhances the mood. It is better to take it before bedtime because it can make you feel drowsy. It can be taken with or without food, but you should take it at a fixed time each day for better efficacy. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your symptoms. 

The most common side effects of this medicine include increased heart rate, blurred vision, dryness in the mouth, difficulty in urination and constipation. Initially, this medicine may also cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure when you change positions. It may even cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. To lower the chance of dizziness, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It may also lead to weight gain in some people. Most of the common side effects tend to be mild and temporary. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing side effects if they bother you or do not go away. Serious side effects associated with this medicine are rare.

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same or any other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. This medicine is not known to be addictive, but you can experience additional side effects (withdrawal symptoms) if you stop taking it suddenly. If you notice any sudden mood change or get suicidal or self-harm thoughts, you must consult the doctor without delay. Also, remember to take this medicine strictly as advised by the doctor as an overdose of this medication may lead to a serious health emergency. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided as alcohol interacts with this medicine to cause serious health issues.

Uses of Sensival Tablet

Side effects of Sensival Tablet

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

How to use Sensival 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. Sensival 25 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Sensival Tablet works

Sensival 25 Tablet is a tricyclic antidepressant. It increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Sensival 25 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sensival 25 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sensival 25 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
Sensival 25 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Sensival 25 Tablet may affect your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Sensival 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sensival 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Sensival 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sensival 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine. Use of Sensival 25 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Sensival Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sensival 25 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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Quick Tips

  • Sensival 25 Tablet is used for the treatment of depression and bedwetting in children.
  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may cause drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • You may be asked for regular blood tests to monitor the blood cell count or level of sodium and sugar in the blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice behavioral changes, mood changes and suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine. 
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how the medicine affects you.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sensival with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Lizolan, Lidoford, Mapzolide
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Trima, Rimarex, Morex
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Moxicheck, Moxonex, Unsym
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Bed wetting every night help pl Any medicine for bed wetting
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Specific treatment can not be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Please consult Pediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
Bed wetting i.e.urine at bed during night
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
U need to see paediatrician near by
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FAQs

Q. What is Sensival used for?

Sensival is used to treat depression and nocturnal (night time) bedwetting in children. It restores the chemical imbalance in the brain and enhances the mood and behavior. It may also be given to relieve neuropathic (nerve) pain.

Q. Can I take Sensival for nerve pain? How do I know if I have nerve pain?

Yes, Sensival can be taken for nerve pain. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine in combination with gabapentin. Nerve pain (or neuropathic pain) is commonly described as a shooting, burning or stabbing type of pain that may be associated with tingling, numbness or a pin and needles like feeling. The pain may be spontaneous which means it may be triggered without the presence of any stimulating factor. Additionally, you may experience an increase in the sensitivity to touch. Consult your doctor if you are experiencing such pain.

Q. What are the side effects of Sensival?

The side effects of Sensival are increased heart rate, weight gain, difficulty in urination, orthostatic hypotension (sudden decrease in blood pressure on standing), dryness in mouth and constipation. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not go away or worry you.

Q. Is Sensival same as amitryptiline?

Sensival and amitriptyline belong to same category of medicines with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response.

Q. Is Sensival safe?

Sensival is safe if used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can I just stop taking Sensival?

No, you must not stop taking Sensival suddenly even if you are feeling better as it may worsen your condition and also cause withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, sleep problems, fever, and irritability. Continue taking Sensival for the duration as prescribed by your doctor to get maximum benefit. If any of the side effects are bothering you, consult your doctor. In case you have completed your course of treatment, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually before taking you off this medicine completely.

Q. Is there anything I need to be careful about while on therapy with Sensival?

Sensival may cause drowsiness and dizziness, especially in the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or work with tools or machinery if your alertness is affected. It is not advisable to drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it might worsen the drowsiness. Tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Can Sensival cause urinary problems?

Yes, Sensival can cause urinary problems. It is more commonly seen in elderly people who are more than 65 years old. The person may face difficulty in passing urine which can further lead to a urinary tract infection. You should consult your doctor immediately if you develop these symptoms.

Q. What if I overdose?

An overdose of Sensival can be significantly dangerous. If you think you have taken more than what you were advised to take, you may experience symptoms such as blurred vision, fast or irregular heartbeats, dry mouth and tongue, fits and fever. You may also experience agitation (anxiety), confusion, hallucinations, uncontrolled movements, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, discoloration of the skin (turning blue), drowsiness, loss of consciousness, or you may even go into a state of coma. Immediately consult your doctor and seek medical help if you have taken more than the recommended amount of Sensival.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Sensival?

If you have missed a dose of Sensival, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. What all should I inform my doctor before taking Sensival?

Before taking Sensival, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Sensival or any of its ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions. Inform your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, liver, thyroid, prostate or kidneys. Tell your doctor if you have or ever had epilepsy (seizures or fits), diabetes, or glaucoma. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Is Sensival effective?

Yes, Sensival is effective if taken in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose and avoid skipping doses. Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects while taking Sensival to know about ways to manage or prevent them. It may take a few weeks for you to see improvement in your symptoms. However, the treatment may be continued for a few months for effective management of your condition.

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