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Aculip H Tablets

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Aculip H Tablets Description

Aculip H is a prescription medication used to assist in depression and associated anxiety. It is a combination of Amitriptyline (5mg) and Chlordiazepoxide (12.5mg). This combination is utilised to tre...
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ContainsAmitriptyline(5.0 Mg),Chlordiazepoxide(12.5 Mg)
UsesTreatment of Major Depressive Disorder with moderate to severe anxiety
Side effectsConstipation, urinary retention, weight gain, confusion, orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), tiredness, blurred vision, dryness in mouth, increased heart rate, uncoordinated body movements, memory impairment
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Aculip H Tablets

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Moderate to severe anxiety

Contraindications of Aculip H Tablets

  • Hypersensitivity reactions.
  • Recent history of arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, heart failure, or QTc prolongation.
  • Angle closure glaucoma.
  • Epilepsy/seizure disorders patients.
  • Pulmonary diseases.
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Intention to conceive

Side effects of Aculip H Tablets

  • Constipation
  • Urinary retention
  • Dry mouth
  • Orthostatic hypotension (unanticipated lowering of blood pressure on standing up)
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Acute angle glaucoma
  • Confusion
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Decrease of seizure threshold in patients with epilepsy/ seizure disorder
  • Increased risk of bone fractures
  • Increased suicidal ideation in young adults
  • Fatigue
  • Ataxia
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness
  • Skin eruptions
  • Menstrual irregularities

Precautions and Warnings of Aculip H Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Aculip H during pregnancy?
A:
No, this medication is unsafe in pregnancy and should not be taken while pregnant or if the person intends to conceive. Consult your doctor, and inform them regarding your health status.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Aculip H while breastfeeding?
A:
This medication is generally not advised while breastfeeding. Discuss with your doctor for more information.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Aculip H?
A:
Driving and operating other heavy machinery while on this medication is not recommended as it may cause sedation and drowsiness.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Aculip H?
A:
Alcohol consumption while on this medication is contraindicated as it may cause increased sedation and other adverse effects.

Mode of Action of Aculip H Tablets

How Does It Work?

Amitriptyline belongs to a class of medications called Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) that acts on multiple brain pathways to increase levels of certain neurotransmitters. It works by preventing the...
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Directions for Use of Aculip H Tablets

  • This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • Unexpected stoppage of the medication can compel withdrawal side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
  • It is recommended to consume this medication on a regular schedule, i.e., at the same time every day, for optimal pharmacological effects of this medication.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not granulate, break or bite this tablet.
  • Inform your doctor regarding other medications you may be taking to review and prevent any medication interaction associated effects.

Interactions of Aculip H Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • This medication causes prolongation of QTc interval and should not be used in addition to other medicines that also have the same effect. It may result in cardiac arrhythmias and other potentially lif...
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  • Amitriptyline gets utilised through CYP3A4. A few medications modify the action of CYP3A4. The dose should be mindfully controlled, just as the whole understanding medication routine checked for CYP3A...
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  • It is recommended to discontinue this medication before elective surgery to decrease the risk of interaction with anaesthetic agents.
  • This medication should not be used:
  • Concomitantly with MAOIs (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors) or within 14 days of the use of MAOIs and vice versa. Examples of MAOIs include Selegiline, rasagiline.
  • With other medications known to increase serotonin levels. For example, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, procarbazine, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine, sertraline as it may cause Serotonin syndrome,...
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  • With opioid medications, benzodiazepines, or CNS depressants.

Interactions with food items

  • One can have this medicine with or without food

Storage and disposal of Aculip H Tablets

Store under 30’C. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not expose to direct sunlight or moisture. Discard the medication after the date of expiration.

Dosage of Aculip H Tablets

Overdose

  • Amitriptyline harmfulness is quantifiable by a portion of more than 5 mg/kg. Amitriptyline toxicity can be severe and even lethal., requiring ICU admission and intervention. In the event of overdose, ...
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  • In cases of chlordiazepoxide overdose or toxicity, the patient may show signs of confusion, slow reflexes, drowsiness, or coma. This requires immediate intervention, and the patient should be rushed t...
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Missed a Dose

Assuming you miss a dose of this pill, it is advised to be taken at the earliest. If the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, it is recommended to skip the missed dose...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: This medicine makes me feel dizzy and tired. Does that mean I should stop it?

A: No. While dizziness and drowsiness are known side effects of Aculip H, you should never stop the medication without consulting your doctor. Always inform your prescribing doctor about side effects to adjust the dose as required.

Q: Can I take painkillers while on this medication?

A: It depends upon the contents of the medication you are taking. Always inform your doctor about any medication you take routinely. Painkillers may contain opioids and this can be dangerous.

Q: I only drink socially. Is an occasional drink okay?

A: No. Alcohol slows down brain activity and acts as a depressant. Do not consume alcohol while on this medication.
Product Details
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ACULIP H
Expires on or After
23/09/2022
Last Updated on: 27 Jan 2022 | 09:47 PM (IST)

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