Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is a combination medicine which calms the brain by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It also blocks the action of a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg 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 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 this medication suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include sedation, confusion, memory impairment, urinary retention, and tiredness. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your drowsiness. This medicine can lead to weight gain and to prevent it you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food and exercise regularly.

Take caution while taking medicine if you are suffering from liver or kidney 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 Tricalm Tablet

Benefits of Tricalm Tablet

In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person’s thinking ability, feelings and behavior become abnormal. Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet helps restore the chemical imbalances in the brain that are responsible for such changes. It improves thoughts, behavior and enhances the quality of life.

Side effects of Tricalm Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tricalm

  • Sedation
  • Confusion
  • Weight gain
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Memory impairment
  • Urinary retention
  • Dizziness
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Tiredness
  • Tremor
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Constipation

How to use Tricalm 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. Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Tricalm Tablet works

Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Chlordiazepoxide and trifluoperazine. Chlordiazepoxide works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Trifluoperazine is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg 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
Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg 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
Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet make u feel dizzy, drowsy or can cause blurred vision. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tricalm 10 mg/1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient Concerns

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Suffering Schizophrnia from last 20+ years. Is cure able ?
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Psychiatry
We are here to helpSchizophrenia is chronic disorderSymptoms can be stopped from expressingCure is difficult word to say in schizophrenia
Suffering from schizophrenia . What to do
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
contacts your neurophysician or neuro psychtrist or some of meditation or exercises contact my clinic because of,this type of patient differ from others
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References

  1. Drugs.com. Chlordiazepoxide. [Accessed 20 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Trifluoperazine. Leeds, Yorkshire: Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Limited; 2008 [revised 27 Nov. 2018]. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Chlordiazepoxide. Costa Mesa, California: ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2005. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Country of Origin: India

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