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Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. It is a combination medicine that calms the brain by relaxing the nerve cells. It also increases the level of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating mood.

Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as it has habit-forming potential. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as this can cause withdrawal effects like depression and difficulty sleeping.

Some common side effects of this medicine include constipation, difficulty in urination, weight gain, confusion, orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing). This medicine may cause weight loss. In case of losing weight, consult a dietitian for dietary supplements or try to increase your food portion. Most of the common side effects tend to be mild. 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 are rare. Remember to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may lead to suicidal thoughts.

Take caution while taking medicine if you are suffering from liver disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Tancodep Tablet

Side effects of Tancodep Tablet

Common
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Weight gain
  • Confusion
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Tiredness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Depression
  • Memory impairment

How to use Tancodep 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. Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tancodep Tablet works

Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Diazepam and imipramine which treat depression. Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant which increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tancodep 2mg/25mg 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
Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet may impair your alertness or cause drowsiness or blurred vision, and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tancodep 2mg/25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

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i want to die. so how many mg can i take tancodep tablet. please help me please help me doctor i have 200mg tancodep. each 5mg. is i have 200mg tancodep. is it kill me or anything?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Suicide, taking your own life, is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations ? and all the more tragic because suicide can be prevented. Suicidal thoughts have many causes. Most often, suicidal thoughts are the result of feeling like you can't cope when you're faced with what seems to be an overwhelming life situation. If you don't have hope for the future, you may mistakenly think suicide is a solution. Reach out to a friend or a confidante who you feel comfortable talking to. You may get a different perspective about what is bothering you. If you feel there is no one, seek a professional. A psychiatrist or psychotherapist can help you explore the reasons and guide you regarding managing your issues. Effective treatment options are available.
Actually sir my mom taking tancodep 2mg & this madicin not available in market & it's solt imipramine HCl also not available so what medicine give my mom & my mom it's take from 15 year
Dr. Kalyan Kumar
Internal Medicine
this is antidepressant , dont experiment
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