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Trivastal LA Tablet SR

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Trivastal LA Tablet SR is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This medicine helps to treat excessive shaking by slowing down the body movements. It works by increasing the amount of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control the abnormal movements.

Trivastal LA Tablet SR should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. However, take it at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the blood. In case 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 the doctor as it can cause harmful effects.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, vomiting and a feeling of discomfort. 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. inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood, an abnormally high sex drive, an urge to gamble or uncontrolled spending as these may prove very harmful.

Regular eye examinations and blood pressure monitoring should be done during the course of treatment. You should inform your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, especially if you have glucose metabolism disorders as this medicine contains fructose.

Uses of Trivastal LA Tablet SR

Side effects of Trivastal LA Tablet SR

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 Trivastal LA

  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling of discomfort

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Trivastal LA Tablet SR

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. Trivastal LA Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Trivastal LA Tablet SR works

Trivastal LA Tablet SR works by increasing the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to regulate the activity of the brain.

Safety Advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Trivastal LA Tablet SR. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Trivastal LA Tablet SR during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Information regarding the use of Trivastal LA Tablet SR during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Trivastal LA Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
As Trivastal LA Tablet SR has been associated with somnolence and episodes of sudden sleep onset and this may affect your ability to drive
There is limited information available on the use of Trivastal LA Tablet SR in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Trivastal LA Tablet SR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Trivastal LA Tablet SR to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop compulsive behaviors that are hard to control, such as regular eating, gambling, spending money, and sexual urges.
  • Trivastal LA Tablet SR can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Regular blood pressure monitoring should be done during the course of treatment with Trivastal LA Tablet SR.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience blood pressure instability or disturbance.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
N-Arylpiperazine Derivative
Habit Forming

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Trivastal LA with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Medipax, Phenodec, Flyzox
Brand(s): Cizonil

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Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting Trivastal LA?

Inform the doctor about all the medicines that you are taking before starting Trivastal LA. Also, this medicine contains sucrose so if you have glucose metabolism disorder (such as diabetes) let your doctor know.

Q. Can I take Trivastal LA if I have heart or blood pressure problem?

You should consult your doctor if you have any heart trouble or blood pressure problem. However, patients with heart attack and serious heart problems should not take Trivastal LA.

Q. What are the overdosage symptoms of Trivastal LA?

The symptoms of overdosage with Trivastal LA include decrease or increase in blood pressure, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms disappear on discontinuation of administration and with symptomatic treatment. However, Trivastal LA when taken at high doses causes excessive vomiting hence cases of overdose are unlikely. If in case you experience any such symptoms contact doctor and seek immediate medical help.

Q. Is it safe to drive while taking Trivastal LA?

Trivastal LA may cause excessive sleepiness or sudden sleeping fits. Therefore, you should know how Trivastal LA affects you and avoid driving or using heavy machinery if it makes you sleepy.

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