Q. Does Osmoset cause weight gain?
Osmoset commonly causes weight gain as the patient is unable to stop the urge to eat. Additionally, use of Osmoset may also lead to weight loss, though it occurs rarely. The reason for weight loss could be loss of appetite. Consult your doctor in case of any concerns regarding your weight.
Q. How long does it take for Osmoset to work?
You may start noticing an improvement in symptoms within 7 days of taking Osmoset. However, it may take longer to show full response and will vary from person to person.
Q. How long do I need to take Osmoset?
You should continue taking Osmoset as long as your doctor recommends to take it which may be for several months. Doctors usually recommend the medicine for 6 months to a year after you no longer feel depressed. It is important to know that stopping the medication before the suggested time may cause depression to come back.
Q. When is the best time to take Osmoset?
Osmoset is usually taken once a day and can be taken at any time of the day. It can be taken with or without food. Take it as per your convenience but preferably at the same time each day. Some people who have sleep difficulty after taking Osmoset, they should take it in the morning. Whereas, some take it at night to limit the side effects of nausea and vomiting.
Q. Does Osmoset cause sleepiness?
Yes, Osmoset may commonly cause sleepiness. In case you feel dizzy, sleepy or tired after taking Osmoset, you should avoid driving or using heavy machinery. This generally happens within the first few days and weeks after starting Osmoset, which may disappear after 2-3 months of use of Osmoset.
Q. What does Osmoset do for anxiety?
Osmoset belongs to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class of medicines. It increases the levels of serotonin which is an important chemical and a neurotransmitter. This increase in serotonin levels can help to improve and regulate your mood, resulting in an improvement in the symptoms of anxiety.
Q. Can I stop taking Osmoset if I am better now?
No, you should not stop taking Osmoset without consulting your doctor. This is because sudden discontinuation of Osmoset may cause withdrawal symptoms. Hence, it is important to gradually reduce the dose with time (over several weeks or months).
Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms of Osmoset?
The withdrawal symptoms of Osmoset include dizziness, nausea, numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, trouble sleeping, feeling agitated or anxious, headaches and shaking. However, these symptoms are generally mild to moderate and disappear after 1-2 weeks of discontinuing Osmoset.
Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Osmoset?
The symptoms of overdose of Osmoset include nausea, dizziness, fever, vomiting, confusion, shakiness, and a rapid heartbeat. Whereas, serious side effects include fainting, delirium, heart problems, and changes in blood pressure. If you experience such symptoms immediately contact your doctor or seek emergency medical services in a nearby hospital.