Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet

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Uses of Fluphenazine

Fluphenazine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
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Side effects of Fluphenazine

Common

Dystonia, Weight gain, Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Akathisia, Dry mouth, Constipation, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism.

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How to use Fluphenazine

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet works

Fluphenazine is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.
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Uses of Nortriptyline

Nortriptyline is used in the treatment of depression
It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.
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Side effects of Nortriptyline

Common

Sleepiness, Increased heart rate, Weight gain, Difficulty in urination, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dry mouth, Constipation.

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How to use Nortriptyline

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet works

Nortriptyline increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

In Depth Information on Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Fluphenazine

  • Do not take fluphenazine when you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough and/ or allergy medication.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking fluphenazine as it may cause dizziness and movement disorder.
  • Consult your doctor before you take fluphenazine in case you have past or family history of disorder of abnormal heartbeat, blood clotting disorders, thyroid disorders, severe breathing problems, fits (epilepsy), brain damage, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eyes that causes blurred vision), enlarged prostate gland (i.e. if you have trouble passing urine).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to fluphenazine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to Patients who are in unconscious state (coma) or severe depressed state.
  • Do not take if Patient have history of stroke, severe heart problem, cerebral atherosclerosis (brain damage due to hardening and narrowing of arteries supplying blood to the brain), liver damage, blood dyscrasias (abnormal formation, function and quality of blood cells).
  • Consult your doctor if patient is Pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Expert advice for Nortriptyline

  • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Nortriptyline to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Nortriptyline, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Nortriptyline, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Nortriptyline is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.
Warnings
Special precautions for Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

If Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet is given, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

As Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet may affect your alertness which may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Tripnor
0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg 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 Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Tripnor 0.5 mg/10 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Fluphenazine

Q. Is Fluphenazine a narcotic or benzodiazepine and cause addiction?
No, Fluphenazine is neither a narcotic nor a benzodiazepine class of drug. It is an antipsychotic drug and it does not have any addiction potential
Q. Is Fluphenazine FDA approved/ a controlled substance?
Yes. Fluphenazine is approved by FDA and it is not a controlled substance
Q. Does Fluphenazine has side effects such as weight gain and depression?
Fluphenazine causes weight gain but not depression.

Frequently asked questions for Nortriptyline

Q. Is Nortriptyline an MAOI/SSRI?
No, they belong to class of medication called as tricyclic antidepressant
Q. Is Nortriptyline same as amitryptiline?
Nortriptyline and amitriptyline belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
Q. Is Nortriptyline safe?
Nortriptyline is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. What is Nortriptyline/Sensival used for?
Nortriptyline is used for the treatment of depression and nocturnal bed wetting (enuresis) in children
Q. Is Nortriptyline like xenan?
No, xenan belongs to class of medication called as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Q. Is Nortriptyline a controlled substance?
No, Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Can I take nortriptyline with ibubrufen/citalopram/ gabapentin/tramadol/hydrocodone/codeine/zopiclone/ clonazepam/Ambien (zolpidem)/Nyquil (antihistaminic)?
No possible interaction has been reported with these drugs. Patients should follow doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Does Nortriptyline cause weight loss/gain, acne, sleepiness, hair loss, dry mouth, memory loss?
Nortriptyline may cause weight gain/loss, loss of hair, dry mouth. Always consult your doctor regarding possible side effects
Q. Can Nortriptyline be used for treating pain (back pain)?
No, it is used to treat depression and nocturnal bed wetting.
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Substitutes for Tripnor

No substitutes found for this medicine
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