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Trika 0.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Trika Tablet

Trika 0.5 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety, panic disorder, and insomnia. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Trika 0.5 mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. However, it is advisable 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 as advised by your doctor as it has high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes memory impairment, depression, and confusion. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It may cause weight gain or weight loss as it can vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly. Weight loss can be managed by increasing food portions and consulting a dietitian.

Uses of Trika Tablet

Trika Tablet side effects

Common
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Trika 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. Trika 0.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Trika Tablet works

Trika 0.5 mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Trika Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Trika 0.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trika 0.5 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trika 0.5 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
Trika 0.5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Trika 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Trika 0.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Trika 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Trika 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Trika Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Trika 0.5 mg 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

  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Trika 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 Trika

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i am suffering for high depression, anxiety and panic attacks i am taking valium 10 and trika 1 mg twice a day i cannot go alone outside my house
Dr. Venkatraju Kalidindi
Psychiatrist
Dear 1mg user, try counselling , if you are in Hyderabad visit to clinic or you can try online counselling that really helps you
I have faced panic in unknown palace when I travel alone .not good sleep mood disorder many time blood pressure lowTrika 0.25 take daily at night
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed me ration, lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
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FAQs

Q. What is Trika used for?

Trika is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not to be used for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.

Q. Is Trika safe?

Trika is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Trika addictive (habit-forming)?

Yes, the use of Trika has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Trika is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Is Trika an opioid?

No, Trika is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Trika an anti-depressant?

No, Trika is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Trika a narcotic substance?

No, Trika is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.

Q. Can I take Trika for a hangover?

No, Trika is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Trika should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.

Q. Can I take Trika for anxiety?

Yes, Trika is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not recommended for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.

Q. Can I take Trika for heart palpitations?

No, Trika is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Trika should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Trika for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Trika is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Trika reduce blood pressure?

Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Trika. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Trika.

Q. Does Trika make you sleepy?

Yes, Trika makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Trika. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Trika and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.

Q. Does Trika expire?

Yes, Trika like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.

Q. Does Trika cause weight gain?

Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Trika. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Trika.

Q. Can the use of Trika cause hair loss?

It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Trika. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take Trika with hydrocodone?

Trika should not be taken with hydrocodone. Trika belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and hydrocodone belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Trika and paracetamol. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika with prednisone?

Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Trika and hence decrease the levels of Trika in the body which may decrease the effect of Trika and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika with clonazepam?

Trika should not be taken with clonazepam as both the medicines belong to the same class of medicines called benzodiazepines. When taken together, they can cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika with oxycodone?

Trika should not be taken with oxycodone. Trika belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and oxycodone belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika with tramadol?

Trika should not be taken with tramadol. Trika belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and tramadol belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Trika and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Trika and sertraline. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Trika and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Trika for the rest of my life?

No, Trika should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Trika for pain?

No, Trika is not indicated for the treatment of any kind of pain. It belongs to the class of benzodiazepines and is indicated for the treatment of anxiety.

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