No, Lycolate 0.2mg Injection is not a narcotic. It is given before surgery to reduce secretions in the mouth, throat, airways, and stomach. Doing this will reduce the formation of saliva and other secretions and ease the operation. Lycolate 0.2mg Injection is also given before or during the surgery, to prevent slowness of the heart beat during surgery.
Q. Does Lycolate 0.2mg Injection cause tachycardia?
Yes, Lycolate 0.2mg Injection has its action on the heart which increases the heart rate (tachycardia). This property of the medication is utilized during surgery to prevent the fall of heart rate due to various other supplemental anesthetic medications.
Q. Can Lycolate 0.2mg Injection cause constipation?
Yes, Lycolate 0.2mg Injection can cause constipation because of its action on the intestine. It decreases the intestinal secretions and also decreases the gut motility which can result in constipation.
Q. Does Lycolate 0.2mg Injection increase blood pressure?
Yes, Lycolate 0.2mg Injection can sometimes lead to an increase in blood pressure. There are evidences where it has led to increased blood pressure. Therefore, when injected into a patient during a surgery, the heart rate and blood pressure are continuously monitored.
Q. I am on antidepressants currently. Can I take Lycolate 0.2mg Injection?
No, some classes of antidepressant medicines can worsen the side effects of Lycolate 0.2mg Injection and cause uneasiness for the patient. These antidepressant medicines may include tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline or imipramine), phenelzine, tranylcypromine, clozapine, etc. Therefore, do inform your doctor about your previous illness and the medicines you are taking before you take this medication. Your doctor may make the necessary adjustments.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.