Dulotin 20mg Tablet
Dulotin 20 MG Description
Dulotin 20 mg tablet belongs to the antidepressant medication class. It is used to treat depression. Treatment of anxiety disorder, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and
stress urinary incontinence are other uses of the Dulotin 20 mg tablet. Depression is a mental illness or disorder that causes significant impairment in daily life as a result of a depressed mood or a loss of interest in activities. Anxiety ranges from mild to severe feelings of uneasiness, such as concern or terror. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic pain syndrome that affects the entire body. Dulotin 20 mg tablet is an antidepressant and a serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Dulotin 20 mg tablet action helps in balancing negative emotions and promotes mood, sleep, and overall quality of life. A doctor would recommend different dose strengths of Dulotin 20 mg tablet to the patient depending on their health state. If you experience an adverse response after taking the Dulotin 20 mg tablet, such as a sore throat, fever, hives, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms, seek medical attention right away. Drowsiness, nausea, constipation, dry mouth, and increased perspiration are side effects of Dulotin 20 mg. A person taking this medication is not allowed to stop or reduce their dosage without consulting their doctor, even if they notice an improvement in their condition. This medication can cause unpleasant side effects such as vomiting, agitation, and confusion. Regarding the food interaction of Dulotin 20 mg, avoid consuming alcohol when using Dulotin 20 mg because it may increase the risk of liver damage. You can't use Dulotin 20 mg tablet if you've recently taken an MAO inhibitor like methylene blue injection, phenelzine, selegiline, or tranylcypromine. It could result in a potentially fatal pharmaceutical interaction.
|You Save||₹13.50 (15% on MRP)|
|Uses||Depression, anxiety, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia|
|Side effects||Drowsiness, insomnia, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, cough, headache, loss of appetite, muscle aches|
Uses of Dulotin 20 MG
- According to CDSCO, Dulotin 20 mg 30 mg is used:
- In the treatment of the generalised depressive disorder
- In alleviating neuropathic pain in diabetic neuropathy
- In reducing symptoms of fear, worry in anxiety disorder
- In the treatment of fibromyalgia
- In managing stress-related urinary incontinence
- In lowering chronic muscle or joint pain
Contraindications of Dulotin 20 MG
- If you have a known allergy to duloxetine or any other substances in the Dulotin 20 mg, you should avoid taking it.
- If you are using monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after stopping MAOI medication.
- If you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, this medication can be harmful.
- If you have liver problems, you should avoid taking Dulotin 20 mg Tablet because it may worsen your condition.
- If you have diabetes, use Dulotin 20 mg with caution. Dulotin 20 mg may affect your blood sugar levels.
Side effects of Dulotin 20 MG
- Dry mouth
- Muscle aches
Precautions and Warnings of Dulotin 20 MG
Other General Warnings
- You may experience symptoms such as itching, peeling skin, or rashes while taking Dulotin 20 mg. Stop the medication and contact your doctor. This medication is known to induce erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, both of which are rare but significant skin reactions. ...
- You may be at risk of falling due to orthostatic hypotension, as this medication can lower your blood pressure suddenly. Especially in the first week of treatment in the elderly, this impact can increase the risk of falling. ...
- You may experience more side effects if you stop taking this prescription suddenly, especially if you've been taking a high dose for a long time.
- Your mood changes or changes in behaviour should be closely observed because of the elevated risk of suicidal tendencies.
- You must keep a track of your sodium levels regularly, as the sodium levels in the body are known to be reduced by this medication. This risk is higher in the elderly and patients taking diuretics.
Mode of Action of Dulotin 20 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Dulotin 20 MG
- The dose of Dulotin 20 mg will be determined by the doctor based on the clinical condition, age and other factors.
- This medication comes in the shape of a tablet that must be swallowed whole without being crushed, chewed, broken, or opened.
- Dulotin 20 mg tablet is safe with food or on an empty stomach. However, it is most effective when taken without or with a light meal. It may take up to four weeks for the symptoms to improve.
- Vomiting, agitation, sweating, dizziness, confusion, numbness, and tingling are all possible side effects of abruptly stopping the medicine. Even if you are feeling fine, you should continue to take this medication until your doctor instructs you otherwise. ...
- If you wish to stop taking the medication, talk to your doctor first as the dose is lowered before you stop completely.
Interactions of Dulotin 20 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Interaction of Dulotin 20 mg with antibiotics of class fluoroquinolones, like Ciprofloxacin, can cause increased heartbeat, confusion and blurred vision.
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Aspirin might increase the risk of bleeding.
- Diuretics with Dulotin 20 mg can lower sodium levels in the blood.
- Antitussives like Dextromethorphan can interact with Dulotin 20 mg and result in muscle spasms, and tremors.
Interactions with food items
- Information on specific food interaction of Dulotin 20 mg with food is not available.
Storage and disposal of Dulotin 20 MG
Dosage of Dulotin 20 MG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: If I start to feel better, may I stop taking the Dulotin 20mg Capsule?
Q: How long does Dulotin 20mg Tablet take to work?
Q: Is Dulotin 20 mg a habit-forming medicine?
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